Monday, August 31, 2015

How To Fold Fabric Into Tidy Stacks

Did you see pics of my fabric armoire? I'm crushing so hard on it:

Today I'm going to show you how I folded all that fabric so neatly.

When I was a teenager, I worked at a clothing store in the mall. We had giant stacks of t-shirts that had to be folded precisely. We would wrap the shirt around a clipboard, fold it, then slide the clipboard out. It made the most perfect stacks of t-shirts! We also had to finger-space all of the hanging clothes. Each hanger had to be two fingers away from the ones on either side of it. Crazy, huh?!

Anyway, I used the same principle of clipboard folding for my fabric. I cut a piece of cardboard to the desired width and the maximum depth that would fit in my armoire. I figured it didn't really matter how far back the fabric went as long as they were all the same width in the front. Make sense?

I folded the fabric long and skinny (most fabric had to be folded into thirds to end up the right depth), then wrapped it around the cardboard like this:

Then I carefully slipped it off the cardboard and stacked it in the closet. I'm not going to lie... it took hours to do all of this fabric. But doesn't it look so great? Totally worth it.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Earn Money for Your School With Tyson Project A+™

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.

Yesterday I shared an easy and delicious recipe using Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips. They are real chicken strips that come pre-cooked, so they save you a ton of time in the kitchen and you never have to sacrifice family meal time.

I mentioned in that post that they are a participating product in the Tyson Project A+™ program.

Everyone's heard of boxtops, but did you know there's another way to earn money for your school just by saving labels off of food that you already buy?

Here's a picture of the label on the back of the package I purchased at Walmart:

Just clip off that little white square and send it in to your kids' school. Easy peasy!

I have two children attending our local school and it's important to me to try to support their education any way that I can. I want our school to have as much funding as possible so that my kids can have memorable, enriching experiences. School plays, music, art, special activities... the "extras" are so important! I'll definitely be clipping labels from my favorite Tyson® products.

You can get your school involved by following these easy steps:

1. Visit
2. Nominate your school by sharing why your school needs a head start on collecting
Tyson Project A+™ labels.
3. Once you submit your reason, you will get the option to share your post on your
OWN social feeds to drive your community’s involvement.
4. The school with the most nominations will receive a packet of labels worth $1,000
to help their school get a head start on collecting Tyson Project A+™ labels.

What would your school do with an extra $1000?
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