October 22, 2017

Tips for Clean Kitchen Counters


In the hub of our home, the kitchen is the one area that announces “congregate.” When you have company, that’s where everyone first meets, don’t they? With everything from people gathering, to clutter congregating, the kitchen is an area where […]

Clutter Countdown: Clear the Counters


The words I penned above are heartfelt. Our kitchen has always been the heartbeat of our home. It’s where many memories are made, stories shared, hugs given and of course, delicious meals enjoyed. It’s my favorite place in our house, […]

Clutter Countdown Begins Now!


It’s time. It’s past time. For over two years, I’ve had this cute little Clutter Countdown graphic sitting in my blog drafts, but I’ve always found something else more important to commit to because deep down, I was skeeeeered (scared. […]

$3 Cookie Sheet Menu Planing Board


Every where one looks, there are blogs, books, magazine articles and heroic claims that this is the next up and coming way to help you organize your meal time. In fact,  I wouldn’t have started an entire 10 Minute Dinners […]

To Share or Not to Share a Bedroom? (Lessons from 18 years + Decor ideas)


Traditional Home I sat across from my dear friend as she worried, “We must get a new house before the baby comes. They each need their own room.” Speaking candidly, as only good friends can do, I reminded her, “You […]

Care to…


My daughter and I pulled up to the stop sign in our little country town. In front of our very eyes, a man (I can no longer call him a gentleman), pulled a yard sale sign out of his yard, […]

Kids’ Deep Cleaning Bedroom Checklist


I’m tackling my 31 Days with a Mentor Mom series, and teaching your kids to clean definitely ties in with building character in our children. I’ve learned that it takes a team to keep a house clean. 🙂 Developing responsibility in […]

We Interrupt this Programming


This post brought to you by ALPO® Brand Dog Food. All opinions are 100% mine. I interrupt my regularly scheduled 31 Days with a Mentor Mom to bring you a little piece of what qualifies as bedlam on our homestead. […]

Car-Posting: Simple Tips to a Clean Car


In my Clean out your Fridge post, I shared our secret family struggle. Yes, I came clean, literally about my fridge issues and offered some solutions, but I think many of us have deeper secrets that lurk in the back […]

My Steps Towards Cutting the Fridge Mess Clutter


Our family has fridge issues. On any given day, this is what our refrigerator looks like. I know, I know. It’s embarrassing, and all you organizational gurus are running for cover, but I am showing that my life and fridge […]

Printable Kids’ Bathroom Checklist – Hygiene Checklist for the Kids


With our children ranging in age from 8 – 18, one would assume that the inquisitions such as, “Are you ready? Did you brush your teeth? Do you have clean socks on today?” would never pass the lips of my […]

Understanding our Laundry Personalities


A few weeks back, I shared my cold, harsh reality of laundry Your responses ranged from compassion, understanding, and acceptance, to down right depression for my dismal state of laundry despair. It was fun to read through the comments as […]

Great Uses for Dryer Sheets: Why Didn’t I Think of That?


Part of our frugal living journey is not just about making wise decision with our finances, but it’s also taking a fresh look at how we do things. Part of that process is slowly shifting our mind set to one […]

Dream Laundry Rooms vs. Cold, Harsh Reality


via Apartment Therapy There’s nothing better than freshly washed laundry. I reach my arms into the dryer and snuggle it to my chest. It’s warm and cozy to the touch, and instinctively, I bring it to my nose and breathe […]

Ideas for Mason Jars: Creative Uses for Jars


Any one who walks in our home will slowly learn my love of mason jars. They are so versatile, and my uses for Mason Jars range with everything from food, to decorating, to organizing and more.  I am sure that […]