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!

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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!

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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!

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10 Organizing Tips for Tackling Senior Year of High School

School, homework, activities, jobs, SATs, college search, friends… When you are a senior in high school your time is managed pretty well—by everyone other than you! Here are some sure fire tips for staying organized during your senior year.

Use an academic planner to stay organized. Whether you use a paper planner or electronic calendar, make sure your planner is set up as a grid system so you can see your week at a glance. Record all your college visits, after school activities, class assignments and application due dates. Include a row in the planner for “College” so that you can plan your essay writing, SAT studying with your class assignments and exam dates.

egg muffins with veggies

Easy Egg Muffins with Veggies

Foods for thought…

These Egg Muffin Cups are the perfect solution to your busy mornings. They can be made ahead of time, frozen and are a healthy way to start your day. Life is busy enough, so make things easy on yourself and give these a try!

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!