how to make an easy patio privacy screen step by step tutorial, outdoor living, woodworking projects

How to Make an Easy Patio Privacy Screen {Step-by-Step Tutorial}

I've seen several DIY projects for privacy fences, but I didn't want to spend a lot of money or put a ton of effort into this project. Unfortunately, I have a champagne vision with a beer budget, but we were able to complete this project for less than $30 in under two hours.
Paul (the hubs), was going to be doing most of the work, and I would be the job foreman. I'm happy to report that we're still married, even after our..."lively" debate about why its unrealistic for me to expect full growth ivy winding it's way through the lattice panels, while we sit in cushy new patio chairs sipping Mojitos listening to the gentle gurgle of a three-tier water feature that he could also build that weekend? Geesh, he's such a killjoy.

i m a mosquito magnet bite prevention and remedies, outdoor living, pest control

I'm A Mosquito Magnet! Bite Prevention and Remedies

Mosquitos LOVE me. I swear they do a fly by to assess the group of people I’m with, then single me out of the crowd and go in for the blood bath. No more! This year my deck is lined with the plants mosquitoes aren't fond of. Click link for more preventions on I'm using.

diy ant killer and exterminator recommendations, pest control

DIY Ant Killer and Exterminator Recommendations

I hate bugs, and the ants around our house this year are multiplying like rabbits! My crazy pants are ON and I’m going to kill these suckers and the nest they rode in on. No way will they take over the inside of my house. Here's some DIY solutions I'm going to try to make my house ant-free.

what to do with your sentimental clutter, cleaning tips

What To Do With Your Sentimental Clutter

I have made a committment to get rid of all the clutter in my house. It's going much quicker than I thought it would. Until I get o the sentimental things. I'm a ridiculously sentimental person and have trouble letting go of things that have memories attached to them. Do I take the minimalists approach and toss it, or dig in my heels and keep it? Click our blog link to read my reasoning.

what s with all the bees sting prevention and remedies, gardening, outdoor living, pest control, Did you know that a wasp isn t the name of a particular bee but rather a type of bee

What's With All the Bees? Sting Prevention and Remedies

We went camping last weekend and the bees were everywhere! This time of year they seem to be particularly annoying because they seem almost sluggish and way more persistent. I did some research to find out how to tell which bee is which, what to do when one lands on you, and what to do if you get stung. Click "To See More" below for more details on what I leanred.

organize your junk drawer, organizing, Finding homes for all my clutter

Organize Your Junk Drawer

Anyone can organize anything using these six simple steps. I'm cleaning my junk drawer, but the process will work for closets, whole rooms or any space that needs some attention. See the final result by clicking blog link!

make your own outdoor umbrella base for cheaaap, diy, outdoor furniture, outdoor living, painted furniture, Teaser for the next project we took on

Make Your Own Outdoor Umbrella Base for Cheaaap!

Our summertime project is to completely overhaul the lawn/grass. I’m impatient and don’t want to wait until that project is complete to start on my own “stuff”. That being said, I don’t have an extra $700 lying around for the outdoor set (complete with a screened-in area) that I want. So while mom was in town, the two of us obsessed and DIY’d our way to a “brighter-looking” outdoor area starting with creating our own table umbrella base.

diy beach bag using duct tape and a garbage bag, crafts, Finished Where s the beach

DIY Beach Bag Using Duct Tape and a Garbage Bag!

This was one of the easiest and most fun DIY projects I've done. It turned out so cute and only took about an hour to make. I think my hubby could even do this one! Step-by-step instructions on the click through to our site.

5 crochet snowflake glitter ornaments instructions on blog, seasonal holiday d cor

5 Crochet Snowflake Glitter Ornaments (Instructions on Blog)

I love to crochet, but my knowledge of crochet stitches beyond the basics are limited, so I’ve really never advanced past beginner projects. My sister mentioned that she'd love to replace her old tattered snowflake ornaments, so I decided there was no time like the present to advance my crocheting skills.
I found five patterns that I discovered I could do. They were pretty easy and turned out great. I have to admit that I was pretty proud of myself. I sprinkled them with glitter and stiffened them using a glue/water mix.
The instructions for each of the five snowflakes are available on our blog. Click the 'see more' link below to access them.

14 things to pack in your beachbag, outdoor living

14 Things To Pack In Your Beach bag

It’s always a crap shoot when you’re headed to the beach. What can you pack that is practical, will keep you entertained and will also keep you safe from the sun?

Tawsha and Patti @organizedCHAOS
Tawsha and Patti @organizedCHAOS
About meHi! We're mom (Patti) and daughter (Tawsha). We love DIY everything, making lists, & findings ways to simplify life's chaos. We're all about the quick, cheap and easy...but with a little bit of class.