Kellie, a senior communications specialist at FedEx Office, is an avid reader, mother, wife and novice seamstress. Her blog projects are likely to include kid-friendly crafts, nursery room décor and easy organizing solutions for chaotic spaces. In her free time, she can be found dreaming up home improvement projects, trying new restaurants or curled up on the couch with her dog Conrad, a big, goofy Boxer.
Race Track Play Mat
Now that my son is toddling around, I'm looking for activities that keep him busy but don't make our house look like a toy store showroom. That's when I got the idea to make a play mat I can roll up to store in a closet or under a bed. ...read more
September 11, 2012
Following the Rules (plus info on a discount!)
It’s back to school time again (gasp – where DID summer go, anyway?).
August 9, 2012
Let Freedom Ring!
July – the month of celebrating independence. Here at Out of Office, we thought we’d stretch out the “independence” theme and bring you a new twist on the idea – achieving independence from your office and your usual routines.
July 31, 2012
Here’s to America! Fun Fourth of July Round-Up
Happy July 4th, Out of Office readers! To pay homage to the red, white and blue, we thought we’d share a round-up of our favorite Independence Day posts, as well as a few on summer activities. Planning a party to showcase your patriotism? We’ve got some great ideas for you:
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July 3, 2012
Art for Any Room
We moved into our house over two years ago, and once I got those last boxes unpacked I was over it. So, I never really got around to any formal decorating. Sure, we have a few pictures out and draperies hung…but overall, I’m just not feeling the “decoration motivation.” Except for ...read more
March 29, 2012
Making Sweet Treats Sweeter This Valentine’s Day
Many of you probably know this quote from a famous movie: “Life is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re going to get.” Well, yeah, you kinda do. You’re going to get a heart-shaped (usually) cardboard box that isn’t very fancy – or personal.
February 3, 2012
Oh Baby! Creating the Perfect Baby Memory Book
Looking for a unique way to capture all the special moments from baby's first years? As a first-time parent, I’m eager to record all the details of baby’s days, so I decided to make a template for a baby book to document the big moments. With a template, I can fill in ...read more
January 31, 2012
Sometimes it seems that the excitement and anticipation that builds around Christmas gifts can be even better than the presents themselves, especially for kids! My husband and I have many little nieces and nephews who already can’t wait for Christmas morning, a feeling I’m sure our new baby will share ...read more
November 29, 2011
Putting Your Stamp on It
Sometimes it’s the small stuff that makes a big difference in your day. Shave a minute off a task here, another minute there and suddenly you have time to get to the things you really want – like spending time with your family or sitting down with that book you’ve ...read more
November 8, 2011
A “Sign of Approval” for Trick-or-Treaters: Easy Halloween Decor
If I haven’t told you before, fall is one of my favorite times of year. I like the weather, the pumpkin-flavored baked treats and – let’s face it – the Halloween candy! I always try to put out festive pumpkins, mums and scarecrows on my front porch, but this year ...read more