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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
We just got a new and bigger TV for the bedroom. I am going on record to say I love it! I know, i know…they say it can kill the romance, you shouldn’t watch TV right before bed, blah, blah, blah. Well, I have always enjoyed winding down with a TV show before bed.
I found a spot and a purpose for the yellow canisters I found at SnowGRADE. I purchased this set of 3 canisters for $10 from the same vendor, Golden Age Design, where I found my beloved geese. I knew almost immediately these would be right [...]
Have you ever run across something so wonderful you just had to buy it, even though you had no idea what you would use it for? That is how I felt when I spotted these glass jars with cork stoppers at a local consignment shop. I have no idea what to do with them, but [...]
Although I did a lot of work cleaning up the craft room, the most remarkable change was the box pleat skirt I made to conceal the under counter storage. I got the idea from my recent box pleat crib skirt project. Previously the open space under the counter [...]
I found a way to further improve our pretty mail organization. When I shared our mud room transformation a while back, I followed up with some details on how I made mail sorting and storage more attractive. The reality is, it hasn’t stayed pretty. Good [...]
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