I’m excited to gush about one of my new favorite online shopping destinations that has helped me simplify my busy life and keep my home clean — ePantry.com.
Oh yeah… and they are offering free goodies to ALL of you!
After our end-of-summer party last week, Dave and I are in full-on “Fall Mode”. We’ll be outside almost any chance we get raking and mulching leaves, dead-heading flowers, splitting perennials, draining hoses, cleaning yard tools, emptying flower pots, and preparing our home for the COLD Michigan winter that is just weeks away.
Today, I’m sharing a few simple and frugal ways we’re preparing our home and our yard for cold weather.
About 5 weeks ago, I shared a week-long series about clothes clutter here on my blog. I was thrilled that the overwhelming majority of response were extremely positive.
However, along with all the excitement came lots more questions. Not bad questions or rude questions — just questions. I’m answering many of those clothes clutter questions in today’s post!
Over the years, SO many of you have asked for a full tour of our farmhouse — so since we’re well over half way through renovating our house and yard, I thought now would be a good time to give you a tour!
Welcome to our farmhouse… established: 1890.
I know there are many of you out there struggling to get started on a house project, an organizing project, a landscaping project, a picture project, etc. because you don’t have the time or the energy to do it exactly the way you want to do it.
I completely understand how that feels… however, I also know that it can’t hurt to just get started. You might find that “done” = “good enough”. That’s how it usually works for me
Are you tired of your paper clutter? Are you looking for a quick and easy way to digitize various recipes, receipts, business cards, kid’s artwork, important documents, photos, and so much more?
If so, then today’s post is for you! Oh, and I’m giving away the newest ScanSnap portable scanner that will scan everything I just mentioned above!
Although our lawn is far from perfect, we have worked really, REALLY hard to keep our very large, grass-dominated lawn looking nice.
We have spent many hours growing, caring for, and maintaining our lawn, and today (per your numerous requests) I’m sharing what we’ve learned over the last 8 summers of grass-growing.
I know from personal experience that clothes clutter is hard! However, I can also share from personal experience that paring my wardrobe down to the items I actually wear (and love) has been extremely liberating.
So how can you finally ‘bite the bullet’ and purge the clothing you no longer need, use, wear, or love? Keep reading!
I’m so excited about today’s giveaway — partially because I know how much this bag has helped me to simplify and organize getting out and about with 2 little kids (something that is otherwise VERY stressful for me). But also because the PacaPod bags are WAY more than “just” diaper bags.
They are stylish everyday bags that work for anyone in any season of life for almost any on-the-go destination!
I can’t do a full week of clothes clutter posts without dedicating one (LONG) post to kids clothes!
Yes, their clothes are small — but boy can they quickly get out of control and consume massive amounts of storage space in our homes if we don’t have some sort of system in place.
Thankfully, I have lots to say on this topic as well
In honor of my week-long clothes clutter series and my ridiculously frugal nature, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to talk about the many ways I’ve managed to get completely free clothing for both me and my kids.
If you’ve ever hesitated to update your wardrobe because you felt it wasn’t in your budget (yes, I can relate), this post is definitely for you!
After countless hours of purging, and shopping, and trying on clothes, and buying, and ordering, and taking pictures, and writing, and editing, I am ecstatic to FINALLY be able to share this post with you…
My new super comfy, super cute, super low maintenance, mix ‘n match wardrobe!!!!!!
Last week, Dave and I went through all our clothes (closet and dresser) and purged — sort of a grown-up version of getting organized for back-to-school.
All together, 9 stuffed-full bags of clothing left our closet and dressers, and it all started by asking ourselves a few questions…
Based on the number of email questions I get, I’m assuming stinky towels is a pet peeve (or at least mildly annoying) for many of you.
Thankfully, I’m a semi-obsessive towel-washer with an acute sense of smell — so I have a BUNCH of ideas for those of you with not-so-nice smelling towels!
Would you believe me if I told you the last big purge I did was over 7 months ago?
Today I’m sharing 2 reasons I’ve been able to avoid massive purges and still keep my house relatively clutter-free (it’s really simple… I promise!)
The mudroom is officially finished and we couldn’t be happier! We have plenty of storage for all our seasonal gear and lots of room to grow.
Come take the full tour!
When we purchased our home 3.5 years ago, we figured the kitchen would be one of the last projects we tackled — but as many of you know, our plans changed!
We renovated our kitchen 2 summers ago (I can’t believe it’s been that long already) and today, I’m sharing some answers to commonly asked questions I get regarding our massive renovation.
It is no secret that almost everything I buy is used — and since the items can often be dirty, I always wash everything before I use it.
I was originally intimidated by washing larger items like strollers and bike trailers — but I soon realized these items were super easy to clean up. And they honestly look brand new when I’m finished!
For those of you who follow me on Facebook, you probably saw that we FINALLY put the finishing touches on our new deck this past weekend… and today, I’m sharing ALL the before and after photos!
It’s a pretty amazing transformation, and I still can’t get over how much more use we’re getting out of our back yard because of it!
If you’ve ever struggled with holding onto items you weren’t able to sell at a garage sale, consignment store, Craigslist, Ebay, etc. etc. this post is a must-read.
Hopefully it will give you the motivation to get those unsold items out of your house ASAP!
After months of searching Craigslist, we finally broke down and built our own outhouse garden shed.
I’m SO happy with how it turned out — and there’s actually a really cool story behind the wood we used for the shed!
We started working on our new Trex deck last week Friday… and as of today, we’re ALMOST finished!
I can’t show you the official before and after pictures yet as we’re not finished, but I will share some of the “progress” photos as well as a little more information about our old deck demo + the new deck installation.