Fabulous Fall(ing Into Place)

Today feels so much like Fall!  It is windy and cloudy and rained for about 10 minutes...it must be a Southern California Fall Day!

In honor of Fall...I'm trying to get nice and organized!  Trying to make sure that everything is falling into place!

Josh and I have always had a message board station in our kitchen to organize our schedules, collect receipts and coupons, and try to stay organized.  Well what once was organized, turned into a big old mess!  The mess needed to go (especially since one of the boards fell off)!

I had bought a magnet board quite a few months ago.  I'd painted it white and then sanded it down a bit to see some of the green paint underneath.  I wasn't a huge fan of it and so it sat in my den for a few months.  This week I was inspired to get it back up and so I painted it with a dry brush technique so that only the raised parts of the frame would take the paint giving a two-toned look to the frame.  I decided I was happy with it.  Then I needed to decide what elements were necessary to create an organizational piece without all of the clutter.  

 First I wanted to have my Keep It Clean weekly schedule as I use it daily to keep myself on track.  All of the magnets are made out of clothespins which I painted.  This makes it easy to put up more than one paper under each category.  This is great because I have about 15 copies of my cleaning schedule so that I'm not having to print a new one each week!

Then I wanted to add our monthly calendar and a grocery shopping list.  I love having our grocery list there because as something comes up I write it down and then when I'm planning meals, I just add to the pre-existing list.  I simply attached a shopping cart decal to one of my clothespin magnets to make a specified grocery shopping list.  This works great and I love it!  

I also added a little banner to celebrate our family since this is a constant point of reference for us!

I love this board!  I love the way it transformed our kitchen (it is a much cleaner look).  I love that it keeps us organized!  I love that it has been working for a week!

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  1. Looks terrific! I love the color.

  2. Hi Kaitlin! I'm passing on the Versatile Blogger award to you! Details at my blog...


  3. This looks great!!! thanks for linking up! Its going on my to-do list!

  4. Perfect for organizing my hectic household... May need to do this too!

    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking

    A Mother Seeking...

    This week, "When Life Hands You Lemons..."

  5. Big fan of magnet boards...and clothes pins...and organization. Love your setup!

  6. Thanks for sharing your board on last weeks Saturday Show off! Love it!! I featured you this week as well! I'd love to see what you have to Show Off this week!


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