Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Giving Our Christmas Gifts a Home

Today's mission: The kids and I are putting all the Christmas gifts away, finding them a home. In the process, even though we purged stuff before Christmas, we're finding that we need to let go of more to make room for the new stuff. Then, we can take down the tree and decorations this weekend and reclaim our living room!

Monday, December 26, 2011

2012 Weekly Planner

I just ran into Barnes & Noble today to pick up my annual weekly planner on clearance. This is still the best one I've found for my method of organizing my daily/weekly "to do" lists and scheduling appointments etc.

Here's how I do it:

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

The Ball Claw - Storing and Displaying Sports Balls

I was recently contacted by the Ball Claw company regarding their product. I had not seen it before but was quite impressed by the design.

Do you remember those old fashioned bathtubs where the foot of the tub looks like a claw holding onto a ball? Well, there you have it! Only, this is a claw that mounts to your wall to hold sports balls, including basketballs, volleyballs, soccer balls and footballs.

This product would work great in your garage, basement, or other sporting goods storage area. But it does more than that. It's also a great way to display special sports ball memorabilia. Think of your "man cave" with balls from your favorite sport accenting the room in a neat and tidy manner, preserving your sports balls.

Here is a picture of how the basketball version works. The plastic claws allow you to insert and remove the ball for easy storage and display.

Remember, there is also a version for footballs and one for volleyballs/soccer balls.

Check out their website for more information and pictures at

You can also find The Ball Claw in The Container Store or online at (or They retail for approximately $11.99 per claw.