{about me}

{hello}...I'm kierste! I’m a busy stay-at-home mom to five kids, including two sets of twins, and they are the inspiration for most of my projects. I love creating, crafting, and making our home an organized, beautiful,and fun place to be.I love to create! I'm all about creating and decorating on a budget, and making old things new again. I gravitate towards wood, tile, and other building supplies, and love fashioning home decor out of them. I believe in creating projects that anyone can do--simple touches make the biggest difference in any home.Some of my favorite things:*Running: Ran my first marathon this year, and I'm training for 3 half marathons in 3 months--in the winter!  … ...read more

{contact me}

Questions? Comments? I would LOVE to hear from you!brownpaper_packages@yahoo.com … ...read more

{a place for everything}

This is where you can find our series on organization...A Place for Everything. I'd love to hear your questions, comments, and ideas! E-mail me at brownpaper_packages@yahoo.com Organization Projects3x5 card address bookbaby food containersballet bagsburlap dry erase calendarcardboard box baskets coat hooks dress up clothes dressereasy labels & tags fabric laundry bin for toysfamily meal plannergarage sale tips laundry shelveslibrary bookshelvespainted apple basketsplayroom pailsportable toy baskets recipe binderstocking your craft pantrytwine covered cansA Place for Everything SeriesCoupons and Gift CardsPaint Samples ToysMakeup Drawer Makeover (office drawers, … ...read more

{full disclosure}

 The Reasoning...I can't believe this blog started out as a little place for me to keep track of my favorite projects! It has grown so much and I truly love it, as well as all of my faithful and wonderful readers.  It also means that it takes hours upon hours upon even more hours to create projects, take pictures, edit said pictures, write posts, and look for ideas to share with my readers.  I'm a busy mom to five small children who come first, and to justify any time spent away from them (or rather the time I should be sleeping, lol), and to compensate for that time spent, I do accept several forms of paid advertising and sponsorships. (You can read more about them in my … ...read more