Designing Life Printables and Home Organizing

Designing Life Printables and Home Organizing I help women intentionally plan their lives and homes. I coach, design, organize, and sell Printables on Etsy.

I help women intentionally plan their lives and homes. I coach, design, organize, and sell Printables on Etsy. Designing Life is about encouraging others to intentionally design their lives and businesses. The purpose is to live life intentionally and not to miss a thing. The goal is to simplify and to plan in order to have more time for the important things! Thank you so much for visiting Designing Life's page and I look forward to working with you!

Mission: Designing your home to fit your life

Laundry Day TipsWhat to Wash- Bed linens- Towels- Clothes- Bath mats- Pillow covers/shams* For oil stains, drop lemon oi...
03/30/2020

Laundry Day Tips

What to Wash

- Bed linens
- Towels
- Clothes
- Bath mats
- Pillow covers/shams

* For oil stains, drop lemon oil on the stain and throw in the wash.
* For ink stains, spray with hairspray and wash.

Considering we need our respiratory health these days, skip the dryer sheets. They are both unnecessary and their ingredients are horrible for your health. Instead, grab an extra washcloth (or dryer ball if you have them) drop a few drops of essential oil on the cloth/ball. Throw this in with your clothes. If you experience static, consider decreasing the amount of synthetic clothes you wash together. An entire load of polyester will create a load of static. A load of cotton creates little to none.

03/19/2020
Gateway Productivity

While we may be intentionally taking some much needed rest time during our hiatus at home, if you really want to focus on your work while home, consider disconnecting from social media and surfing the web while working. Without the distraction, you will get much more accomplished!

47% of people's time spent online is spent procrastinating. If you really want to ramp up productivity, try disconnecting completely.

1,000 Sales
03/03/2020

1,000 Sales

Designing Life's Printable shop on Etsy has made over 1,000 sales since opening in 2012. What a pleasure it has been to supply my followers with quality printable designs that help them to design their lives, diets, bible reading, and even their vacations! Thank you all for your support over the years, and I look forward to meeting the printable needs in the years to come!

If a person only needs two oven mitts/pot holders to remove hot items from the oven, why do most households have an enti...
02/25/2020

If a person only needs two oven mitts/pot holders to remove hot items from the oven, why do most households have an entire drawer full of mitts and pot holders? Hmmm . . .

#logic

02/24/2020

“For the vast majority of you, organization is a tool that allows you to do something else: grow your career, take care of your kids, strengthen your marriage, or pursue your hobbies. You're trying to get more organized so that you have more time to do the things that you love—and organizing is not one of them.”
The Mindset of Organization

02/20/2020

Why is it that I can decorate/design other people's home with splendid success, but struggle with my own home? The same is always true with cleaning someone else's room. Someone else's room is a cinch, but cleaning your own room is like breaking through the gates of Mordor.

It's a modern day hobbit house.  Too cool!
01/10/2020

It's a modern day hobbit house. Too cool!

Switzerland's earth houses are reminiscent of real hobbit holes. Wow

I found this at the library, and now . . . I sit down to enjoy my happy place ❤️ organization heaven ❤️#organizingideas ...
01/08/2020

I found this at the library, and now . . . I sit down to enjoy my happy place ❤️ organization heaven ❤️

#organizingideas #marthastewart #2020planning #homesweethome #homeorganizer #professionalorganizer

This is a little January challenge for your yearly “yeses.”  If you say yes, let that be it.  No complaints, see it thro...
01/06/2020

This is a little January challenge for your yearly “yeses.” If you say yes, let that be it. No complaints, see it through. If you know that saying yes will make you feel used or drawn away from more important things leading you to be more likely to complain, then say no now. When we say yes knowing we should have said no, our heart is not in it. Keep your focus and say yes to the best things and no to other good things that would distract you from the best.

#goodbetterbest #sayyes #sayno #yearlyyeses #nocomplaining #lifecoachforwomen

Love this quote.#clutterfreeliving #homeorganizer #minimalism
12/11/2019

Love this quote.

#clutterfreeliving #homeorganizer #minimalism

Steampunk Tendencies
12/11/2019

Steampunk Tendencies

Staircase in St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel London.(Hotel was built between 1865-1876)

I have been reimagining the colors that can be used for Christmas decor.  Over the next few days, I will be showing how ...
12/08/2019

I have been reimagining the colors that can be used for Christmas decor. Over the next few days, I will be showing how Christmas can be communicated myriad of colors. These colors are pulled from a West Elm boho Christmas teapot. Personally, I find these colors soothing and options for a mellow, relaxing Christmas.

#christmastheme #bohochristmas #christmasreimagined #bohemianchristmas

I love motivation.  I mean, who doesn't?I often use a work-reward method to get myself started.  20 minutes work 5 minut...
11/20/2019
THE LIVING EXPERIMENT: Motivation

I love motivation. I mean, who doesn't?

I often use a work-reward method to get myself started. 20 minutes work 5 minutes fun.

What's your favorite motivation method?

Here’s how to motivate yourself toward action, even when accomplishments don’t come easy.

Let's be realistic.  These craft room ideas (in the post below) only work if you ONLY have ribbon, or ONLY have markers,...
11/10/2019
Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas

Let's be realistic. These craft room ideas (in the post below) only work if you ONLY have ribbon, or ONLY have markers, or ONLY have paint, or ONLY have yard, etc. They are singular solutions that if mixed together would warrant a room with endless walls and shelving. Who has that room?

I'm on the search for storage solutions that combine various types of craft pieces into one space. I need to store my markers with my stamps, and/or my ribbon with my paint, etc. They cannot have a singular solution.

What are your favorite craft room solutions that stack various supplies together and while they may not be beautifully arranged they are very accessible?

I'll be sharing my own solutions as I find them and put them together in my home.

Whether you have an entire room, closet or just a small corner in your home dedicated for creating and craft supplies you are going to want to take a look at these fabulous Craft Room Organization and Storage Ideas.

10/30/2019

Thank you so much to the person who tried to update my page to add that Designing Life Printables and Home Organizing is an "Interior Design Studio." While I wish I could use that designation right now, I am currently located in an area that highly regulates the use of that term. While in most states I can refer to myself as an interior designer, some states require more steps (more than just studying Interior Design in school) to use that title.

So for right now, I am focusing on my Etsy shop, home organizing and decorating, as well as life coaching. Maybe I can say I have a Home Organizing Studio? ;-)

Thank you again for your help!

I'm also learning that it is better to donate than to throw a yard sale.  I love making back money, but sometimes the ti...
10/25/2019

I'm also learning that it is better to donate than to throw a yard sale. I love making back money, but sometimes the time needed on a Saturday is worth the money lost by just donating.

Your junk is usually someone else's treasure. #organize

10/23/2019
Gateway Productivity

If it isn't written down, it doesn't happen.

Still keeping your to do list in your head? Grab a piece of paper RIGHT NOW and write down your to do's! Remember: Your brain is great at being creative and solving problems... and absolutely terrible at remembering short term tasks!

Open the windows and let some light in!
10/18/2019

Open the windows and let some light in!

Good thought for the day!  How can knowing this change your clutter mindset?#clutter #organizing #listmaking
10/01/2019

Good thought for the day! How can knowing this change your clutter mindset?

#clutter #organizing #listmaking

Do you pomodoro?#pomodoro #timemanagement #lifecoachforwomen
09/04/2019

Do you pomodoro?

#pomodoro #timemanagement #lifecoachforwomen

Space saver!
07/23/2019

Space saver!

An architectural salvage halltree turned closet door! (Pinterest)

Our latest house had an exposed bulb with a fiber cord hanging down beside the bulb.  Fire waiting to happen.  I used my...
07/16/2019

Our latest house had an exposed bulb with a fiber cord hanging down beside the bulb. Fire waiting to happen. I used my interior design expertise to problem solve and decided on adding a farm style wire cover with a pierced metal pull chord. #farmstyle #farmhousestyle #bulb #lightbulb #lightbulbcover #exposedbulb #firehazard #pullchain #pullchord #piercedmetal

My Master Goal ListPeople make all sorts of goal lists: work goal lists, fitness goal lists, home goal lists.  I try to ...
07/03/2019

My Master Goal List

People make all sorts of goal lists: work goal lists, fitness goal lists, home goal lists. I try to keep a "Bring it to mind list" that has all of my goals from top to bottom. Everything.

It isn't overwhelming, because it isn't an immediate to do list rather an eventual to do list. I do not fulfill all of these tasks weekly, but I want them to happen in the future. This is like my 'dream' list rather than my 'weigh me down' list.

You are in charge of your to do list; it is never in charge of you.

I have everything sectioned and by priorities.

My "God List" is my first list. While I do have actionable bullets, I also have reminders about lessons I've learned about God included. Things like . . . remember God's daily grace, acknowledge I need Him, wait on my knees, decisions made by prayer, etc. I also write down verses I want to memorize, books I'd like to read, and Bible chapters I'm currently reading.

God is not my 'top priority' though. He is the priority. Every list I make is about bringing God glory. He's not one piece of the pie; He's the entire pie.

My "Personal Health and Wellness" comes next. I used to keep this list farther down, but I've realized that to properly care for my husband and son (and everything else that God has given to me) I have to take care of me first. Not selfishly, but just like taking care of a car that was given to you as a gift to do a task. You cannot do the task if you do not take care of the car. We are here to bring God glory and if I do not take care of this "car," I'm less able physically to accomplish this.

Next, I have a list for my marriage and activities that I prioritize for James. I might keep track of books relating to marriage, focusing on our budget, or writing down a date idea.

My kiddo comes next. I keep track of play date ideas (who/where), babysitters, chores, nurture activities, and homeschool activities. I might also include parenting books that I want to read.

After that, I have a list for Home and Errands. I keep track of home tasks that I'd like to get done and errands that will help our household. These tasks include filing, painting my island, making cloth paper towels, preparing for Sabbath, and even washing the car.

Friends and Family come after all of the tasks that are my responsibility for my immediate family. Some of my goals in this section are maintaining a gift list, presents for holidays, a friends list of ladies I'd like to get together with, etc. This list changes in size because we move so often.

For me, work and my small businesses comes after all of this as I am not the main contributor to my family. Everyone is different on where their work priority will be, but it will be below spouse and kids in priority. I keep all of my business tasks on this list. My Designing Life printable updates, Boholistic Mom blog projects, classes, workshops, doula classes, and my future e-book (that may or may not get written ;-) ) all go on this list.

Right now, I have my 'ministry list' as a lower priority, because our family has been able to minister to others through our main life activities. Sometimes ministry is a separate activity, but sometimes ministry happens as you care for your children, spend time with your friends, and homeschool. When we are doing specific ministry activities, I keep track of bible study leading, choir, and the like on this list.

My hobbies list comes last. My music ends up on this list, my writing, and some of my own 'extracurricular' activities.

Once all of this is written down (once it's done, I simply have to update it twice a year), then I make my weekly to do lists from this master list. Some weeks I get a lot done and some weeks I don't. However, by realizing my goals I get a lot closer than when I did not have my master list.

Do you maintain a master goals list? How could you use a master goals list to keep track of tasks?

Do you have an old rusty dishwasher? Are you sick of those streak marks the rust makes on your plates and dishes?  Then ...
06/11/2019

Do you have an old rusty dishwasher? Are you sick of those streak marks the rust makes on your plates and dishes? Then you need these little plastic tips for your rusty dishwasher. They help to keep your plates and dishes safe.

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#rust #rustydishphotos #dishwasher #dishwashing #rustmark #cleaningtips #oldhouse #olddishwasher #oldhousetips #hometip #housetips

This little beauty is over on my Etsy site.  I love using it for deep cleaning as it covers all of the areas that we for...
06/10/2019

This little beauty is over on my Etsy site. I love using it for deep cleaning as it covers all of the areas that we forget to clean and adds in a hint of organization to the mix. This is also a great resource for teaching children how to be thorough cleaners. Attention to detail is everything when attempting to have a clean and tidy home. #tidyhome #cleanhome #homecleaning #cleaningchecklist #checkitoff #thoroughcleaning #homeschoolresources #montessoriathome #deepcleaning #cleanhouse #keepitclean #lessallergies #nodust #byebyedust #sparklingclean

How are your goals going for 2019?  There are years that have so much change in the first six months that I end up repri...
06/08/2019

How are your goals going for 2019? There are years that have so much change in the first six months that I end up reprinting my Yearly Goal planner to rewrite and edit my goals in June. What I thought was important in January might not be the goal for the rest of 2019. Reevaluating is GOOD. It isn’t failure, rather it is proclaiming that something else is more important than reaching that particular goal.
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Check out my Etsy shop to download your own My Yearly Goals Planner to update your 2019 goals. It’s never too late to reach for your dreams.
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#nevertoolate #nevertolatetostart #yearlygoals #goalplanner #plannercommunity #goalsetting #goalsetting2019 #reevaluate #reassess #summergoals #failureisnotanoption #reachforyourgoals #reachforyourdreams #shootforthestars #shootforthemoon #landamongthestars #prioritize #firstthingsfirst #settingnewgoals #unlockyourpotential #printabledesigner #designerprintables #lifecoachforwomen #lifecoachingworks #onestepforward

Packing my husband’s t-shirts in a large U-Haul box.  I was so tempted to store something fragile in the nook it created...
05/29/2019

Packing my husband’s t-shirts in a large U-Haul box. I was so tempted to store something fragile in the nook it created! #packinghacks #packing #tshirts #uhaul #nook #movingtime #boxes #shirts #packingdesign #patternobserver #square #cottontshirt

This is how my life will be tracked for the next few weeks.  Moving is a large activity and keeping track of all the mus...
05/25/2019

This is how my life will be tracked for the next few weeks. Moving is a large activity and keeping track of all the must dos, should dos, and want to dos is a top priority. #movingtool #moving #tracker#bulletjournaltracker #todolist #bulletjournaltodolist #bujotodo #printables #designerprintables #pdfdesigner #mustdo #shoulddo #wanttodo #plans #plannerjunkie

In preparation for our upcoming move, I am renaming Designing Life's page.  My new location does not recognize ...
05/17/2019

In preparation for our upcoming move, I am renaming Designing Life's page. My new location does not recognize a degree in Interior Design, rather they expect you to maintain a certification and pay dues each year. Not going to happen!

My page will now be called:

Designing Life Printables and Home Organizing

I would love to spend more time on home organizing and life coaching, so this is a perfect opportunity to make that change of focus evident! I look forward to continuing to meet your printable needs as well as to be a resource for home organizing and life coaching.

Don't try to learn everything at once. Learning takes time. Pick an area that you feel called to grow in and focus in on...
04/26/2019

Don't try to learn everything at once. Learning takes time. Pick an area that you feel called to grow in and focus in on a small area. Small steps are often fruitful. Large jumps tend to lead to falling on your face.

Deep cleaning your home means remembering those places that we skip on the light cleaning days.  Blinds, window sills, a...
04/09/2019

Deep cleaning your home means remembering those places that we skip on the light cleaning days. Blinds, window sills, and air/heat grated are all important to include for deep cleaning. The Whole Home Cleaning Checklist includes many of these rarely remembered items, so head over to my Etsy shop to jump start your Spring Cleaning. #springcleaning #cleaning #cleaningmotivation #clean2019 #shopetsy #mywholehome #checklistcomplete #completehome #blinds #dusting #thorough #deepcleaning #housecleaning #housecleaner #toptobottom #printablechecklist #bujochecklist #cleanhome #cleanhomehappyhome #takethetime #onestepatatime #notoverwhelmed #youcandoit #housewife

The kitchen is a room of the house that needs cleaning and straightening frequently.  A deep clean is necessary at least...
04/09/2019

The kitchen is a room of the house that needs cleaning and straightening frequently. A deep clean is necessary at least twice a year, if not more often. The Kitchen Cleaning Checklist is such a useful tool to help you deep clean your kitchen from top to bottom. Need our systematic checklist? Follow the link in our bio to visit our Etsy shop. #kitchensofinstagram #cleankitchen #cleaningchecklist #checklist #makealist #designerprintables #etsysellerofinstagram #pdfdesigner #designingprintables #printable #homeorganization #cleaning101 #kitchen101 #interiordesignersofinsta #deepcleaning

Bed linens in the wash!  Are you cleaning this Monday morning? #linens #bedlinens #bedsheets #sheets #cleaning #cleanmon...
04/08/2019

Bed linens in the wash! Are you cleaning this Monday morning? #linens #bedlinens #bedsheets #sheets #cleaning #cleanmonday #diyheadboard #headboard #laundryday #laundrymonday #byebyepollen

04/07/2019

I have begun the process of adding devotionals to my printables. My goal has always been designing life for God's glory and helping women intentionally plan their lives and homes, so I am excited about adding this aspect to my printable tools.

Here is a little teaser from my soon to be updated "My Daily Agenda Printable with Devo"

"As I think about what needs to happen today, let me never forget that what God has for me in this day is more important than all of the plans that I make.

“I can make my plans,
but the LORD determines my steps.”
- Proverbs 16:9 paraphrase

Often, we determine our own value on our tasks and our completion of those tasks. What if, instead, we lived each day with the knowledge that our value is found in God’s kingdom rather than in completing our own to do list?

Seek ye first . . .

Matthew 6:33"

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