Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Works For Me

Halloween Countdown Ghost
After answering the question, "How many more days till Halloween?" like a trazillionmillion times each day I was starting to get a little short tempered with the kids. Rather than bite their heads off I had them help me make this cute ghost counter. Every day they cut a ring off and the next ring tells them how many days are left till Halloween. Haven't heard the question since. Now they just like to report how many days are left to me like a trazillionmillion times each day. We are definitely making one of these for Thanksgiving and Christmas.




Hanging Shelves
I think these are one of the greatest organization tools out there. You can install them in a snap, move them around at will, and store them in a small space when not in use. I have one hanging in Mr. Hot's office closet holding my fabric, there is one in my son's closet where we shelve prepicked outfits for him to wear to school each day (saves SO much time in the mornings), and here are the two I have hanging in my mud room. One is for shoes and the other holds hats and gloves. Each kid gets their own assigned shelves and this saves me so many headaches when it is time for us to get ready to head out the door in the mornings. LOVE THEM!
For other great ideas check out Works For Me Wednesday over at Rocks in My Dryer.

8 comments:

Awesome Mom said...

A friend gave me one of those at Harry's baby shower. We love using it and it is quite handy.

scrap chair potato said...

I always knew you were smart!
Thanks for the great ideas.

Packer Family said...

I love the countdown. I've heard of it for christmas but I never thought to do it for halloween or any other holiday! It would be cool for birthday's too!

Gray Matters said...

Love the countdown idea - very creative and so helpful for the kids to have a visual.

Richelle said...

Those are both great ideas! I look forward to using my Christmas Advent Calendar this year. I think my son will be a lot more into it this year (even though he loved it last year).

CC said...

I love this idea for hats and gloves!

Kaylen said...

LOVE the ghost countdown!! We always did it for Christmas, but it really applies to ANY exciting event.

Jeanette said...

I was going to make a Halloween count down with the chains this year but never did. I guess it is a little too late now. Next year!