Author: Laura Carter

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!

LESLIE LIKES: Unroll.me

The New Year is here and it’s time to declutter!  If your inbox is anything like mine, then it needs a thorough cleanup. Every time I turn around I have 50 more emails, newsletter, store notices, etc. It’s just too much! Unroll.me to the rescue! With Unroll.me, you can quickly and easily unsubscribe from unwanted emails and email subscriptions. Bundle all of the email subscriptions that you do want to keep in one easy to scan daily digest called the Roundup. Then you can keep the important emails right where you need them – in your inbox.  Just don’t forget to KEEP our newsletter!!

Here are a few of my favorite features:

• Managing your subscriptions
Easily manage your email subscriptions by swiping left to unsubscribe, up to roll up and right to keep. If swiping isn’t your thing, you can also tap the button below the email corresponding to the action you wish to take.


• Rollup
Swipe up to roll up the email subscriptions you want into a daily digest, theRollup. All future emails from these senders will bypass your inbox and be included in your daily Rollup digest.  TheRollup is delivered each day at any time you chose.

• Keep
Swipe right to keep the email subscriptions you want right in your inbox. These emails will continue to land directly in your inbox.

For more info on Unroll.me or to download click here.

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LESLIE LIKES: Surfloor

Surfloor - Mesmerizing Colors that flow under your feet!

I am so excited about Surfloor, my Leslie Likes favorite item for December! These square mats are filled with bright, contrasting colors that swirl and move with every step, hop or dance move. They are perfect for stimulating sensory and perceptual development with their unique feel and visual design. Reviewers have said that walking on them is such a fun and unique feeling – almost like surfing on the ground! The tiles are leak proof, extremely durable, and have an anti-slip back. Surfloor tiles are completely mesmerizing, totally fun and would make the perfect gift for kids of all ages this holiday season!