It’'s time to get organized for August!  Tip Junkie is here to help stay organized this Summer as Your Personal Assistant. Take a day and really plan and organize your schedule. Here are some of the things to do!   

Summer Boredom Busters

2.  It’'s the last days of summer for most of us {summer goes way too fast, doesn't it?}, so plan a few fun activities to do with the kiddos to end summer on a fun note. Here are a few ideas to end your summer right! {wink}

3. Service Ideas ~  Summer is a great time to MAKE time to serve others, and teach your children to as well.  Here are some great ideas and resources!

Moments that Matter

4. Let's get clicky with my Moments that Matter Photo Challenge. Capture moments that matter from your camera phone. Since the new year is a great time to capture Moments that Matter, AND get ORGANIZED, I'’ve picked a word each day that we can all capture with our camera phones to help us photo journal these joyous moments, AS WELL AS a phrase a day to help stay ORGANIZED. Share them or keep them for yourself, but enjoy the moment!

For more details, click here! Pick either one of the photo journal prompts and click away!

A. Simplify ~ Moments that Matter

B. Productive ~ Your Personal Assistant

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Kids Going Back to School!

5. The kids are going back to school. This year plan something really special and start a new tradition:

If you’'re wanting to make something special for Meet The Teacher, I’'ve got your back with several amazing and creative homemade teacher gift ideas.

6. It’s time to start planning for Christmas. If your family draws names for Christmas, August is a good time to do it. This way you know who to buy for.

Christmas in July 2014 just ended and I have a FULL month of crafting tutorials from the event that are perfect to get you crafting early!

Christmas Crafting Tutorials:

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7. If you are doing a food storage, time to check the schedule and buy next on the list. Don’t forget to put some cash in there as well.

8. Change AC house filter.

9. Write one grandparent a letter, artwork, or card.

10. Plan Mommy/Son or Daddy/Daughter dates.

11. Plan a date night with your man, arrange the babysitter in advance.

12. Sign up for fall sports. (Don’t delay, many deadlines are the 1st or 2nd week in August.)

13. Make fun plans for Labor Day with friends and family.

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14. Plan a Girls Only Weekend with your besties to celebrate surviving the summer. {{Be sure to invite me!}}

15. Clear schedule for book club, girls night out, BUNCO, and other rotating activities. Make sure you have child care, your food assignment, etc. Here’s how to start a dinner club.

16. Sign up for fall sports. (Don’t delay, many deadlines are the 1st or 2nd week in August.)

17.  If you want to get a space in your house organized, these ideas might help!  25 Ways to Organize with a Clipboard, 10 Closet Spaces and How to Organize Them, 17 Clever Ways to Organize Your Jewelry, 19 Handy Ways to Organize Your Kitchenand 10 Stylish Family Schedule and Command Center Ideas.

18. Let’s start the month off right and make a list of the things that are causing you added stress. Make a list of the big ones as well as the little ones. Is something in the house that’s broken, is there an insurance issue you need to take care of, do you need an extra trash can upstairs to help keep things tidy?

19. If you’'re wanting to be more organized then print off the Executive Homemaker binder where you can keep track of everything in one place as well as printable worksheets to help keep you organized and on task. I put a lot of work My Life Story Planner.  It's a great way to organize your memories and papers into one place.  This Adorable Free 2014 Printable Calendar is a must have, too! {{wink}}

20.  Once you’'ve thought it out and made your list, next plan a day this week as your “ongoing problem day” and finally resolve those issues that need to be resolved. You’'ll be glad that you did!

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21.  Check birthdays for the month, buy cards & presents, get them ready to mail or deliver. If you have a child’s birthday this month, plan it and get out the invites.

Recipes

22.  Tip Junkie Food has 91 dinner recipes all with pictured instructions to learn or how to make.

To Do:

  • Start brainstorming and get an idea of what your kiddos want to be for Halloween. Also pick out a couple new Halloween home decor items you want to make.
  • Finalize your Thanksgiving plans.
  • Start making plans for Christmas. Not only gifts but where you’'re going to stay, who’s family to visit, travel arrangements, etc.

If you want to remind yourself to head on over to Tip Junkie at the beginning of every month for this segment, here’'s a button you can put on your blog. 

What big projects are you planning for the fall?

P.S.  Don'’t forget to check out the Tip Junkie Facebook page.  It's a great place to ask questions on how to make things or for specific tutorials that you are looking for. I'll be happy to find them for ya.

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