Getting organized for movie night





Every Friday is pizza/movie night around here, and we’ve collected quite a few DVDs over the years. We did have them in cases originally, but that took up too much space. From there, I discarded all the cases and stuck the discs in two large IKEA disc binders. One held kids’ movies, and the other PG and R movies for the grown-ups. That worked…sorta. Discs were in no particular order, special features discs got mistaken for features, and it was a pain trying to locate a specific disc by flipping through all the pages.

I recently came across a blogger who winnowed her DVD collection into an even smaller space and a knocked my socks off with (drum roll, please…) the ALPHABET! I truly wish I could find this blogger to give credit & thank her for the inspiration.

In their original cases, these DVDs would take up approximately 12 feet of shelf space. In the file boxes, it’s only 12″ x 12″ x 6″.

Who else has a recent organizing project to share?


Apple-Ollalieberry Pie



On the way home from camping with some of our favorite friends in the neighborhood, we stopped to pick our own ollaliberries. They will be perfect and more plentiful in a couple of weeks, but we found enough for 2 pies. Tart, but delicious!