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create: chalkboard labels for my closet

create: chalkboard labels - the ordinary life of jannybean

So when I took pictures last week of my newly organized closet, I noticed something about the pictures. Although my black bins did a great job of holding my less used items, they were SO dark. And yes, I wanted my closet to be prettier. So I decided to replace my bins and create some […]


our house: the life-changing magic of tidying up: clothing

our house - my closet & magic of tidying up - after : the ordinary life of jannybean

So if you look around the internet at lifestyle/organizing/mom blogs right now, you will see a LOT of talk about a new book called the life-changing magic of tidying up. I had heard about it a little after the New Year and knew it was something I would be interested in. So once I was […]


create: instagram photo magnets

create: instagram photo magnets - the ordinary life of jannybean

I love instagram (you can follow me here: jannybeanca). I love the snippets of life that it shows. I also love that most of the photos I take aren’t staged or perfect but real. I have also seen instagram magnets sold online at places like here and here but didn’t love the price tag. Last […]


our house: the guest room

Last time I posted the guest room it looked like this: Now, it looks like this: The hope chest has moved as I plan to finish it and put it in the master bedroom where it was meant to be. The three prints that used to be above our bed in the master moved down […]


create: an art caddy for organizing the art supplies

create: an art caddy - the ordinary life of jannybean

We love art. Art is always in the works in our house. There is a in our kitchen right near the kitchen table that houses all the kidlets’ art supplies and puzzles/games. When we first moved here, I created bin with labels to house the different supplies and that worked for us for quite a […]