Danielle and I go way back. We knew each other pre-kids which seems like forever ago!
Danielle is an active duty sailor and I was extremely happy when I found out she came down on orders to Hawaii. She has a real gift for organization and has steered her family through some very challenging times that included work/school/kids.
Her goal with her new venture is one that is close to my heart, that of helping small businesses and busy women achieve goals. Be sure to check out her website LegacyCreativeCo.com where she posts tips and writes about organization. She is also a fun follow on Instagram (@LegacyCreativeCo). Without further adieu, Danielle's tips:
I am the proud wife to Lucas and mama to two adorable kids, ages 3 and 1. I am the owner of Legacy Creative Co., a company designed to enable small businesses and busy women to be best they can be.
I see my house as the heart of the business operation, and since my business is run out of my house, if it is not tidy and organized it equals trouble for this girl. Staying organized is all about the time and effort you put into the initial job. Organization is an investment in your future that pays off double what you put into it.
We moved to the Island of Oahu seven months ago and I feel like I’m still finding places for everything in our tiny house. Between picking up cheerios off the floor with my two kids, making sure the toys stay in the living room and keeping the kids happy, here are a few ways I have found to make my house a happy and successful house and business:
If I need a grocery item I write it down. There are so many websites with food ideas and Pintrest, it’s easier than ever before to try new things. It’s important to stick with the menu too, even if something else sounds really good. This saves time and money.
The next part of boundaries is all self-control – friends and social media. If you get a lot of texts, you can keep a list of those you need to write back once you are done working, or you can leave your phone on silent or in the other room. It’s very easy for me to check Instagram to see new pictures while I’m working so I’ve had to make a conscious choice to ignore my phone by telling myself ‘this is my work time, I’ll have other time later.’
Thank you Danielle!!
Today I'm featuring a thrift store chest of drawers that my sister-in-law and I found. I thought I'd have to paint the whole thing because of damage to the veneer. But alas, while sanding some goop off of the top, I realized that the veneer underneath was perfectly fine and sanded the whole thing. I decided to stain the top in Cappuccino Stain Oil, the perfect rich brown.
All of the furniture pieces with the exception of the industrial shelving unit are used pieces that I've re-homed and painted with Fusion Mineral Paint.
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