March 28, 2017

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

Mar31

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

Mar23

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

Feb12

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

Feb10

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 […]

Clutter Countdown: Parting with Sentimental Baby Clothes

Jan2

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 […]

Pizza & Doritos: Why Can’t Every Night be an Eating by Candlelight Night?

Dec21

As small children, the five senses are drilled into us during our preschool years – sight, smell, sound, taste and touch, yet as we reach adulthood, we often forget their importance. Within our loving, fun, chaotic home, I am passionate […]

Baby Steps to our Southern Living Landscaping & Home

Dec12

I’ve spent years celebrating with my friends as they buy their dream homes. Some have purchased perfectly ready move in gems, while others have done renovations to create just the look they desired. When I was a young mom with […]

Speed Clean the Bathroom in Minutes (Free Printable)

Oct30

Who would think that focusing just 15 minutes a day to declutter new areas of the home would be so challenging? Well, slowly but surely, I am making my way through these daunting and neglected areas and it’s so worth […]

Clutter Countdown: Easy Additional Storage Ideas

Oct17

It’s half way through the month and our Clutter Countdown Challenge is well underway. While I haven’t hit 15 minutes of decluttering every day because of travel and weekend obligations, I’ve made such amazing headways and it feels wonderful. My […]

15 Minute Kitchen Clean Up Checklist (free Printable)

Oct12

During my Clutter Countdown Challenge, I’ve spent a lot of time in the kitchen. My counters are clean, my sink is empty and polished” most nights, my pantry is organized (for the most part) and I’ve slowly pared down items in […]

Realistic Pantry Organization Tips: Clutter Countdown

Oct8

There’s something about a clean and orderly pantry that just takes my breath away. Since I shared on Day 1 of our Clutter Countdown challenge that I am going to be quite vulnerable in this series, my pantry is a […]

Plan a Clutter Countdown Family Meeting (+ free printable)

Oct6

If you haven’t already, it’s about time we get the whole family on board with our Clutter Countdown challenge. Remember, that while we may be challenging ourselves to declutter for 15 minutes a day, it’s about beginning new habits and changing the […]

The Baby Steps of Daily Organization: Clean Sink Habit

Oct4

Yes, it’s like it’s January ’09 all over again. Over five years ago, I was working on organizational steps and I still am in process.  Somethings in life are just going to be constant struggles. You’ll have your ups and downs in […]

Tips for Clean Kitchen Counters

Oct3

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

Oct2

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, […]