Author: Laura Carter

Healthy Homemade Popsicles

Fruit and veggie popsicles are healthy and delicious!

It’s not always easy to work green veggies into your kids’ diet.  So why not sneak them in?  We promise your kiddos will have no idea that there is any spinach in these popsicles.  Full of calcium, fiber, folic acid and lots of vitamins, these yummy treats pack a nutritious punch disguised as dessert!

LESLIE LIKES: Packing Cubes

Organized travel with packing cubes!

Do you use packing cubes? As some of you might know, I travel a lot! And I had resisted using them for a while until my last trip! Now I won’t travel without them! The hardest part of packing for me is fitting everything inside my suitcase and keeping it all organized.  SHACKE packing cubes are my perfect solution!

15 Tips to Stay Organized This Summer

Stay Organized When School’s Out for Summer!

I thought I’d share a bunch of my favorite parenting-related ideas for the summer season—not all are laser-focused on organizing, but hopefully they’re helpful nonetheless. My kids are in their early- and mid-20s now, so these are some tried and true tips!

Summertime Pasta Salad for Kids

Foods for thought…

Pasta salad is always a kid pleaser and it’s great for hot days when you just don’t want to do much cooking. This kid friendly recipe is full of fiber, protein and healthy fats and is perfect for lunch, dinner or even as a snack. It can also be altered to your child’s tastes and dietary needs. Definitely keep this one salad on the rotation for summertime!

LESLIE LIKES: Magnetic Twist Ties

Organize your cords and keep them tangle free!

You need these in your life! Simple as that! If you are anything like me and your cords and wires are a jumbled mess then these magnetic ties will be a lifesaver.

My son just came home from college for the summer and with him came dozens of wires and cords for every device, gadget, electronic instrument, charger, etc.  I couldn’t stand looking at it so these little guys did the trick. HIs cords are not only organized BUT he knows which ones are which. Win win if you ask me!

Brain Boosting Chocolate Pudding

Foods for thought…

We all know our kiddos love chocolate pudding. Heck, what adult doesn’t? But all that sugar?? Not the best for a healthy brain. Try my version made with my secret weapon…AVOCADOS! Avocados are one of the best brain foods around and it makes such a smooth and delicious pudding that no one will realize all the sugar is missing!  This is seriously so good!

LESLIE LIKES: GRID-IT! Cocoon Organizer

Grid-It holds items and gadgets firmly in place

I travel a lot and would be lost without this Grid-It award-winning organizer! It really is the perfect solution for gadget organization on the go.  I love that it’s so easy to slide my chargers, phone, iPad, ear buds, and more into place and then toss the whole thing in my bag. The rubberized bands hold everything tightly and securely in place. No more digging through my bag to find all my stuff; everything stays right where I need it.

Amazon Faves & Raves – Top Picks

It’s Time for Our Annual Organizing “Product-Palooza!”

It’s no secret that the team at Order Out of Chaos loves organizing products! We have spent hours researching, testing, and trying out some of the newest and most popular products out there.  To make things easy for you, we have created a page on Amazon called “Our Amazon Faves and Raves” that have all of our top picks! Each of our team members has picked one of their absolute favorite products to feature this month.  Check them out, let us know what you think, and let us know what your favorite products are by emailing us at info@orderoochaos.com.  Happy organizing!

LESLIE LIKES: Due App

Never Forget Anything Again! (I like the sound of that!)

February is Time Management month so I’m sharing one of my favorite time managing apps, Due App! Our schedules are busy and our plates are full – it’s so hard to keep track of everything. I love a paper planner of course, but sometimes we need additional reminders too.

Chocolate Banana Power Muffins

Foods for thought…

We’re all about saving time – especially this month! And these muffins do the trick! These Chocolate Banana Power Muffins are a full of protein and fiber and make an easy grab and go snack or breakfast. The best part is that you can easily make a double batch (48 muffins!), freeze them and have plenty saved for when you need them.  No more grabbing frozen waffles or processed granola bars as you run out the door!