Organizing papers is probably one of the worst jobs there is in the home. It’s boring, tedious, time consuming and mildly unrewarding because you don’t see the results too much. BUT is is oh so necessary for mental health and peace of mind and ease of organizing in the future. It is one of those tasks that hangs like a heavy burden on any home-keeper. Let’s get rid of it! Step One: Gather your supplies Garbage bag, shredder, folders, labels, […]
We sold our giant couch the other day. It is super exciting because we needed to sell it before we moved but it is also a smidge sad because we had so many good memories that included that couch :( I get really sentimental about everything. Thanks for all the good times couch. I hope your new home and family like you as much as we did! Here is a page from the couches scrapbook that I will share with […]
So I am a little behind schedule in posting this but seeing as how there is STILL SNOW ON THE GROUND it probably is still appropriate. grrrrrrrr. If anyone is reading this from a sunny and warmer climate count yourself extremely lucky. So on the menu for today is some tidbits on dry skin brushing. It is great for the yucky winter skin we all get but is also just a good habit to get into because it is always […]
Well we are in the midst of the winter blues here in the midwest. Dry flaky hair and scalp. Pale pasty skin. Dry scaly skin. Antsy and irritable attitudes. Gah! How much longer until spring? This week and next I’m gonna put a few posts out there about little treatments for winter blues. Todays is for the hair. Here is a little hair and scalp treatment that I have been doing since beauty school that I find pretty effective and […]
We are planning to move for a whole bunch or reasons but one of the bigger ones is to carve out a more mobile and care free lifestyle. Right now we are tied down and weighed down by a mortgage, home repairs that we don’t want to do, home projects that we do want to do because we live here but that cost more money than we have to spend, and loads of yard work (which I love doing but […]
Yo peeps. This post goes out to a pal who asked who she should follow on pinterest. So these are my favorites for various reasons or you can just follow me and I will make sure I sift out the good stuff for all of you. :) For Recipes and health: fig+sage well+good green kitchen stories tina jeffers elenore zahn For a little bit of everything (aka the lifestyle categories) eat.sleep.wear luizabo kate arends maia mcdonald anne louise If you […]
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Everybody is kind of hooked on Pinterest and I mean everybody! Unfortunately I don’t think most people know how to maximize their feed (that page you see when you log in) so that they can see what they really want to see. Here is a quickie beginners course on how to use Pinterest. ( Just so you know I am no expert this is just what I’ve figured out through my own trial and error.) Step One is to set […]
Pinterest is just so full of good ideas for all kinds of things. Lately I got a wee bit obsessed with all the clothing refashions and DIYs. I love that for a few dollars (for some new fabric) or with something you already have (fabric or old clothes) you can create something totally new and hopefully better! Here are a handful that I want to try. image one, two, three from cottonandcurls (she is awesome right?), image four i can’t find […]
My sister is moving away in about a week. I never would have thought I could be so darn sad about it. I have cried telling clients, I’ve cried telling friends and then I’ve just cried randomly throughout the days (and yes I am crying as I type). I keep reminding myself that she isn’t dying or dead, she is just moving a few hours away, but that isn’t helping much.
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Ah the closet. The space where we can hide our high school selves, our fat clothes, our ugly day clothes, our clutter when guests come over, where we can hide demons and angels and sports equipment and luggage and the juicer we have never used and well… you get the idea. Closets are hiding spaces for us humans aren’t they. Not anymore. Today is the day to clean out those closets starting with the one that you keep your clothes […]
Ok so you want to make these and I want to make these because of a variety of reasons. A: You can stop buying dryer sheets so you will save money and waste. B: They help your laundry dry up a little quicker which saves time and energy. C: As an added bonus you can customize how you would like your laundry to smell. Let’s review, saves money, cuts back on waste, saves time, saves energy and smells good! What […]
Not so very long ago my sisters and I made up this drink combo to order then mix and share at the starbucks. My amazing photographer sister Mary photographed and blogged about it here. I hope you are inspired to try it with your sister.
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My friend Courtney did this awesome post about my ‘closet’. Not only was I super honored that she deemed me worthy of blogging about but I love the pictures that she took and her whole presentation of it! Go look at the post and her whole blog while you are at it. She is an awesomely talented lady, she is passionate about life and super creative and fun. Thanks Courtney! P.S. This is the jewelry box me and the hubs […]
BEFORE AFTER Unfortunately I don’t have a lot of good before pictures so these will have to do. As you can see the room wasn’t horrible it was just in need of some TLC. We patched and painted a lot, pulled up carpet, sanded, stained and polyeurathaned the floor. Then we filled it with a variety of items from thifting, flea markets, travels, gifts etc. It is a super spacious and comfortable room.
I have two drawers and a rubbermaid full of gift wrap stuff; bags, ribbons, boxes, tissue, stuffing, tinsel, toppers etc. Since we have been cleaning out our house in order to down size i was trying to think of a simpler more organized way to store and use my gift giving stock. I think everyone should cultivate a trade mark gift giving style. For instance always using brown paper and really funky ribbons. Or maybe you are a bag person […]