Delightful Review: All Time Most Popular Posts

Today marks the very last day of 2011 and instead of reviewing posts from December, or posts only from 2011.  I decided to showcase Delightful Order’s All time 10 most popular posts. Mainly because I've only been blogging a little over a year now, so I figure it's okay to showcase some from 2010 too.

If you missed any of them, simply click on the link to be directed.
As of now, my #1 MOST POPULAR is my Bringing Delightful Order to my Linen Closet post. Funny huh, how a linen closet can be the most popular post on a blog.  I’ve had several emails asking for a tutorial on how to roll fitted sheets and I hope to get to that real soon.

Next up is the Boxes, Bins, Baskets and More Storage post.  I had a few emails asking where I get all my storage solutions from, so I wrote this post to tell you where it all comes from.

Then there’s my Children’s Homework Message Center post.  I can’t believe how crazy many times this thing has been pinned on Pinterest and how many times I’ve sold these prints since September. (They are available to purchase HERE.) I’m completely in LOVE with my completed back entrance (See the finished space HERE.)

To all of my amazing  customers, I hope you’re enjoying the organization of your children’s schedules, homework, etc. as much as I am! Thank you all for the orders. You all are the best. Truly, the business is appreciated!!

Another popular one is my Peek Inside my Pantry post.  This one has been in the top 10 since I shared it way back when.  Of course, it doesn’t ALWAYS look this good. It’s definitely a constant upkeep with 6 people in the home and I still want to put some cute labels on the baskets.

With growing boys (who are forever eating) I’ve had to shift things around a bit.  I hope to share the changes with you this year, but I’m certainly not making any promises as I have a list of posts that I’d like to create.

Next up is My Craft Room Reveal.  This room gets used daily.  Not always for crafting, it’s where I blog and create and fill orders for items that are available in my shop.  It’s where I work.  It’s where I do my "other full-time job." (My first full-time job is being a mom to my 4 little guys and a wife to an incredibly wonderful man.)

Many of hours are filled up in this room.  Probably too many hours.  My goal for the new year is to set some “office hours” and really, ACTUALLY stick to them. It’s hard for me to stay away, I have too many ideas and I simply.love.creating, but I really NEED to learn to BALANCE (which I’m working on.)

Another popular one is my Staircase Christmas Decorating post from 2010.  Funny how so many of last years posts are still some of my most popular posts.  (Probably because I have direct links to the posts on the blog sidebar.)  Tour my 2011 Christmas Décor Home Tour HERE, if you happened to miss it.

and yet another from 2010 is my Under the Stairs Toy Closet post.  This was one of my very first posts here on Delightful Order and it still hits as one of the most popular.

Then there is the Craft Room: Clients Home-Gift Wrap Center post that I did back in February.  I had so much fun doing this room and I still LOVE to look at the pictures, especially the before and after one.

Next is my Kitchen Command Center post.  A few changes have been made to this area since I wrote the post.  Not too many.  The changes made are all inside the cabinets and drawers. For instance, my Bill Organizing is undergoing some changes right now.

and the tenth most popular post is my Mail Organizer, which I created a while back.

One of the things that  I’ve learned about organization is that it’s a never ending process.  You simply can’t be completely done, because we, our children, our lifestyles, etc. are forever changing.  To stay organized in our ever-changing lives, I’ve learned to shift things around from time to time.

Like for instance, I’m in the process of changing things a bit in the paperwork department. I’m almost ready for the New year, not quite done with the changes yet, but close.  I’ll share what I’ve been working on soon.

Wishing you a BLESSED and SAFE New Year!

May you be a little inspired! Until next time,
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Photo Coasters & Photo Gift Ideas

I LOVE.LOVE.LOVE. photo gifts!  I think they are adorable and very personal. 

After seeing so many amazing photo gift ideas in blogland and on pinterest, I was completely inspired to create a photo gift. 

So I did up some photo coasters as a Christmas gift for my in-laws:
This here, is how they looked before:
I spotted these coasters at the dollar tree and remembered seeing this post over at Lee La La and decided to make over the rooster coasters.
I simply printed the photo’s onto plain paper, and using the wonderful Mod Podge, which I love so much, I just glued the photo directly over the rooster photo and then put a couple of layers of Mod Podge over the top of the photo to seal it.
which makes for a fun, easy, affordable and very personal gift idea.
Tie some pretty ribbon around your coaster set and your done. Super Easy!
I think I'll make some for myself. :)

Here are some more adorable photo gift ideas that I’ve found online:

Picture Blocks

Don't you just love photo gifts? What have you created using photo's?  Come on over every Thursday and link up your gift ideas at my Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party.  I'd love to see what you've done.

May you be a little inspired! Until next time,
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Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party - 44

Welcome to another Delightfully Inspiring Thursday Party!
Here are some things you should know BEFORE linking up:
  • Link posts pertaining to: organizing, decorating, crafting, party planning, creative ideas, gift ideas, recipes, etc.  Anything great that will inspire others. You never know, YOU may be one of the Next Top Ten Features
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  • Please link directly to your post, NOT your blog.
  • Visit others who have linked up and leave them a comment. We all LOVE comments.
  • Follow me, if you don't already, so you'll remember to come back next week. 
 Join in!
Grab the button:

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By linking to my party, you give me permission to feature your post, right here on the blog.

Now, link up and bless us with your delight:


Teacher Gift Idea

Hello, Hello! I hope you all had a marvelous Christmas! I sure did! I honestly can’t believe that it’s already over. Time just keeps moving faster and faster!

You probably already know that for a person who loves to organize (like myself) I’m itching to dive back into the organizing part of things now that Christmas is over. Yes, I’ve already started, but before I share more organizing with ya’ll, I’m going to share a few more quick gift ideas that I did up for this year.

A couple of weeks ago I showed you all the gift that I created for my boys’ male teachers.  I created a very similar version for the female teachers:
Which has the Mocha coffee that I talked about in the gift idea for men post.  Bookmarks for lady teachers and…
another fun printable gift card holder.
Which is available to purchase HERE.
Simply print, cut-out, fold, insert the gift card and if you’d like finish with ribbon.
The teacher bookmarks are available to purchase in my shop HERE.
For the Mocha Coffee Label, I used the red damask labels that are available in my shop. You can customize the labels with any wording that you’d like.  Use them to label and organize your home OR use them to cutesify gifts, etc.

I’ve got another personalized gift to show you in a post coming soon, so come back later this week to see what else you can make inexpensively, yet cute as ever.

May you be a little inspired! Until next time,
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Top Ten Features from 12.21.2011

Today's Featuring You is showcasing 10 of the most viewed links from last weeks party.  Simply click the link under the photo to be directed to the post.
COUNTING DOWN the delightful inspirations... 

If you've been featured today, you are 'top ten AMAZING!' Grab a button for your blog and show it off. Thanks for sharing your greatness!!
Do you have a blog? Be sure to come back here every Thursday to link to the party. Share your inspiring ideas, from organizing to decorating or party planning, creative ideas, gift ideas or a craft that you made. Anything great that will inspire others. You never know, YOU may be one of the Next Top Ten Features!

May you be a little inspired! 
Until Next Time,


My 2011 Christmas Décor Home Tour

I just love to bring my Christmas Décor out each year and prettify my home in lights and garland and ribbon and sparkle and glitter and all things Christmasy!

It’s all been set up for the last month or so and I’m finally getting around to sharing it with ya’ll.

Enjoy my 2011 Christmas Décor Home Tour.

I already showed you my new Willow Tree Nativity Set which is set up on a table in my entryway:
This is the view when you walk through the front door.
I do LOVE my staircase. Especially at Christmas time.  Next year, I think I’ll add to the garland.  I have a vision of what it can be and I already can’t wait to create it, BUT it will have to wait, as this year, I’ve run out of time.
Off my entryway, to the left, is my Craft Room.  This wreath began as a boring, plain wreath and I just added to it until I liked it, then finished it off with a bow.
This is my kitchen at Christmas time. (Sorry for the blurry pictures)
I added the same ribbon and faux poinsettias from last year to my barstools.
and a little pop of red on my counters.
The breakfast nook/eating area is dressed up with more ribbon and poinsettias
and a fun new centerpiece with candles that I stole from my bedroom.
and a greenery piece that I threw together with anything I could find in my Christmas bins.
I hung snowflake ornaments from my chandelier this year. As you can see we don’t get much snow around here.  We still have semi-green grass and it’s December 23rd!  I’d LOVE to have another white Christmas, like we did a few years ago.
The family room is where we spend most of our evenings.
AND the tree. OH, the tree!  the TREE!!! This thing almost fell over a couple of times, so my husband tied it to the wall with fishing line. If you look closely at the top right of the photo, you can see the line that leads to a screw on the wall, under the curtain rod.  The fishing line actually works.  We’ve had to do this in the past as well.

AND it stopped drinking AND is getting very dry.  Needles keep falling AND I keep finding spiders (grr.. I so, dislike spiders.)

It will be out of the house the day after Christmas AND I WILL be shopping for a fake tree right after Christmas too. 

I wanted a fake tree THIS year, but I took a friends advice to wait until after Christmas to get one on sale and have it for next year. (Good thinking, Janelle!)

Why does a tree just stop drinking?  I mean seriously, the stand has been full for many days now and just isn’t changing.  What’s the trick? Does anybody know?
and this year my angel sits atop the tree.  For the last many years, she sat on my entry table, which is now replaced with my new Nativity Set.
I set up my village the same as last year.  One new larger piece was added, which makes a total of 13 big pieces NOW!  Why, you ask? Read my Christmas Snow Village Post from last year to find out. ;)
I so wish I would have done a post on how I made the swag garland above the fireplace.  You would have laughed, had you seen it before I started filling it in.  It’s about 2 or 3 pieces of garland pieced together and two swags on either side.  Then I added the lights, the ribbon, the bow and a few ornaments.  It’s come a LONG way from where it once was.

The stockings are now in the entry way hanging from the garland on the stairs.
Another pop of red poinsettia sits on a table in my living room.
and the piano is done similar to the way I had it last year.
with glass jars filled with ornaments.
I LOVE glass jars!  I’m thinking that these ones will be going into my laundry room.

Speaking of my laundry room. My hubby booted me out of the house the other day and when I returned, I was surprised by an early Christmas gift, which I’m SO EXCITED about!!  I’ll share that in another post.
I love pretty pops of red at Christmas or anytime of the year, for that matter.

Going through the living room, leads you back into the front entrance:
Here are a few views from upstairs
Which concludes my 2011 Christmas Decor Home Tour.
Enjoy your Christmas and REJOICE in the fact that… “For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” Luke 2:11

From my home to yours, Merry Merry Christmas! 

May you be a little inspired! Until next time,
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