November 29, 2015

Little House on the Prairie Moments (& giveaway)


Yesterday morning, I glanced out my kitchen window to a bit of glory glistening. After weeks of unending rain, the sun streamed so brightly, the fall foliage showed off in all its wonder and the adorable fabric banners hung (over […]

Taking a Peek at My Most Inspired Room


“Creating an authentic home is the slow process of learning to pay attention to what speaks to you and how your home feels to you. It invites you to embrace (and appreciate) the joy found even in the smallest details […]

A Buy-Less Mindset


There is a lot of hype surrounding the one-in-one-out decluttering system. Whenever you buy something new (or used), you give something away (or throw it out). But really, does it work? It doesn’t work for me. One-in-one-out sounds like a […]

Join Me Live On the Porch (Periscope)


As technology continues to emerge and I spend time online with varying forms of social media for my blog, I often scream “STOP. NO MORE!!!” As you can tell, I’ve stepped back from posting as much on my blog. After […]

Easy Ideas for a Wonderful Housewarming


I remember our first home gathering as a couple. I was over the top excited to welcome our friends. We lived in a tiny apartment, but it had its own door out onto the grass, so it felt like just […]

50 Fabulous Uses for Baking Soda


A few years ago I shared my post, “For the love of Baking Soda.” It was my salute to this all natural, penny pinching, miracle product that is one of the staples I use most often in my home, and I […]

Easy Ways to Share Spontaneous Hospitality


I finished leading the last worship song and it just kind of came out, “I know it is last minute, but after the service today, I’d love to invite you all over for lunch. I have some chili on the […]

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up


Since my  Clutter Countdown Challenge, that began in October and continues to trickle on, I’ve come to realize that it’s an issue in my life that I will continually need to tackle and address. Everyone has something in their life that […]

Easily Divide Hosta and Daylilies (and have free plants for life)


For the last few months, we’ve been tackling just a bit of our backyard bedlam. Just to make you all feel better about your yard, I showed you just how aggressively the weeds had taken over. I shared that the […]

Love the Home you Have (and what I’m still learning)


I’ve never completely written the story about our generational decision to uproot our entire family, move 1000 miles from northern city living to the south and buy acreage with our family members. How is that possible? I speak often of […]

Stock the Frugal Pantry: $10 free shopping


It’s been awhile since I’ve shared any of my “great deals and steals.” I’ve gone on and on in past posts about my love of Mrs. Meyers cleaning products. The’re natural, which is pretty important to me considering how much […]

How to Declutter Books


When we put in our new flooring last year, I had to come to terms with my huge problem of book hoarding. As an avid reader and homeschool mom, books were my friend and who doesn’t want more friends, right? […]

Best Ever Magic Carpet Cleaning Tip


If there is any one who knows something about cleaning carpets, it is moi! With four dogs, five children, and more guests who track dirt from our gravel driveway onto our carpet than I care to think about, people think […]

How to Clutter Your House in 12 Simple Steps


My home is our haven – soothing, beautiful, comforting, but sometimes, cluttered. I’ve come to terms with the fact that my biggest home hurdle is dealing with aspects of clutter. Some days, I manage it well, other days, I step […]

Clutter Countdown: Parting with Sentimental Baby Clothes


As this new year hits, I’m continuing on with my Clutter Countdown Challenge. It’s so easy for me to get sidetracked and yet, slowly but surely, I will conquer this. Just last year, I finally got rid of our boxes […]

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