I have a holding area for decor. Is that weird? Throughout our entire basement finishing project I have collected pieces I love here and there. It takes the pressure off trying to accessorize the space all at once.
By the way, have you heard what The Nester is doing? I love that girl…she is a [...]
I am going cheap, but stylish to manage papers, magazines and reference books in my studio. As much as I want to fill up my open shelves with pretty things only, I need a few functional things up there too. Thankfully you can always pretty up the most functional of items.
I am proudly keeping produce on display in my kitchen! For over a year now the hubby and I have followed, or tried to follow, a slow-carb diet. This year we transitioned to the Paleo diet. It is also known as “caveman” or hunter/gatherer” diet. I don’t want to spend much time talking about the [...]
Ever since putting our former media armoire in the dining room niche, I have had big plans to use it for storage. But, at first I was not sure what to store. After two years in our home, I finally figured out exactly what I needed. Then, it took [...]
We are taking command of our cleaning! We have always kept a generally neat and de-cluttered home, but we were definitely lacking in the cleanliness department. We blame it on the kids, lack of time, and a bit of laziness. The truth is it is mostly laziness. The only other contributing factor is cleaning disorganization, [...]
The pretty laundry storage I revealed yesterday is just the tip of the iceberg. I made even more changes to reclaim the laundry room for–gasp–laundry! I am all for multi-purpose rooms, but this one was starting to have multiple personality disorder. It was not serving our family well.
Over the next few days I want to share a slew of tweaks I did to our laundry room. It is fast becoming my favorite room in the house! The changes went way beyond making a neat laundry room, to making a pretty laundry room.
I started with a list of all the laundry supplies [...]
Organizing is instrumental to having a happy, healthy home. It is also one of the areas I almost never waste time DIYing. Purging, cleaning, and sorting takes enough energy…do yourself a favor and buy what you need to organize.
Containers, boxes, bins, baskets, canisters are all important for good organization. Whenever I [...]
My boys cannot wait to start living a pirate’s life in their new playroom. Only if mommy had more time to pull it all together…along with the rest of the basement. I am working hard at being patient, knowing if I take my time on all these projects I will end up with a space [...]
Tuesday was my sons first day of school (sniffle, sniffle). There he was with a backpack practically bigger than him. I actually held it together for the first drop off. It helped he was so excited, albeit a little shy. Honestly, I think I was actually excited the day was finally here, too. I felt [...]
To go along with my recent kitchen drawer reorganization, I started looking for other kitchen inefficiencies. My oldest can get his own water at the fridge and set the table, yet he couldn’t reach any of the kids cups or plates. Meanwhile, in the corner of the [...]
Do you ever get to the point where you are so sick of something you can’t think of anything else until you fix it? I got to that point recently with our kitchen utensil drawer after bringing home a set of new turquoise cooking utensils. I made it a top priority to fix the sloppy [...]
We are 100% focused on back to school readiness. Or should I say starting school readiness? My oldest will be starting full day kindergarten on September 4th. I am so excited for him and so nervous, too. I know he will do great. It is me that is nervous about the unknown, about being unprepared, [...]
The organizing bug got to me again the other day. I was frustrated at the tangled mess of my hair dryer and straight iron cords tossed in a drawer with my brushes. It seemed silly since there was plenty of unused storage space in the cabinet under the sink. I just needed to figure out [...]
With loads of cute washi tapes and paper tapes, it is easy to amass a collection quickly. I found a bunch of cute, inexpensive paper tapes at Target to kickstart my collection. I even found some tape for the kids from the Kid Made Modern Collection. These tapes are a lot more paper-like and don’t [...]
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