Bathroom and laundry room reveal

I’m so excited about our recent, much needed, house renovations.  For this post, I’m going to show our makeover in our bathroom/laundry room.  I wasn’t able to get “before” pictures until the renovations already started, but you’ll get the idea of how bad it was from these pictures. Before showing the whole finished room, I’ll show the details. Here is

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If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re borderline addicted to Pinterest.  I noticed that the majority of the traffic to my site comes from Pinterest, which makes sense because I spend a lot of time over there!  Since it became so popular, there have been a lot of Pinterest spin-off sites. After looking through quite a few

Organizing girls hair accessories

My little girl was bald until she was 3 years old, but since then, trying to organize her hair accessories has driven me crazy.  Finally I took a few simple steps to get everything in place.  This cleared up a lot of clutter on her dresser and made all of her hair accessories much easier to find.  My daughter loves

Spring cleaning so that i never have to spring clean again

Every time I spring clean my house I say what everybody says: ”I’m never going to let my house get this way again.”  While over the years my spring cleaning has become less and less intensive, my house never stays exactly the way it is when I’m finished with the spring cleaning.  This year I decided to actually decide how I

Easy menu board and meal planner

I, like all of you, see so many cute menu boards for meal planning on Pinterest and on blogs.  My initial thought is “how cute!”, followed quickly by “I don’t think I could ever replicate that!”.  Unfortunately I inherited the ideas gene, but not the crafty gene, so I have to stick to very simple DIY projects.  While making the

Easy pour everything

When I was baking the other day I wondered why salt comes in an easy-to-pour container, but nothing else does. Someday I’m sure this will change, but until then, I decided to make my own. You can use this for sugar, spices, flour, baking soda, or any other “granular” ingredient. This makes it easier to pour into measuring cups. It’s

Conquer your closet clutter

There’s a scene in the first Sex and the City movie where Carrie and Big find their dream apartment.  Amongst all of the 200 square-foot shoeboxes in New York City, this apartment has a terrace, wood floors, huge windows, and never-ending space.  Carrie is sold on the apartment until she sees it: the teeny, tiny, holds-two-purses closet. This is exactly

Keeping a family file

A family file is the home’s best defense against paper clutter.  Usually clutter is a result of items that don’t have a place – a family file provides this much needed place.  It’s important to keep the file, weed it out frequently (about once a week), and get in the habit of using it.  Please note that the Family File

Woo hoo laundry

I hate that I’m writing an entire post on the laundry process, and even more, that I’ve been excited to write about this for a while now.  But, I’m pretty sure I’ve perfected the laundry process.  I hope you can pick up some tips that will simplify this dreaded chore. One of the best laundry inventions is the laundry separator.