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How We Store It

posted by Andrea | 04/11/2014 | 17 comments
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I’ve gotten so many random questions about how we store various items in and around our house… so today, I’m sharing a post about how we store “IT”.

Obviously, what works for me, for my family, and for our home won’t necessarily work perfectly for you — but maybe it will spark a few ideas for how you might be able to better store and organize your stuff.

My Top 10 Favorite Cleaning Posts

posted by Andrea | 04/1/2014 | 2 comments
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As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.

Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite cleaning posts — homemade cleaners, tips to save time on those dreaded household chores, laundry how-to’s, and more!

My Top 10 Favorite Holiday Posts

posted by Andrea | 03/26/2014 | 1 comment
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As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.

Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite holiday posts — clutter-free gift ideas, our holiday cards, tips to simplify and enjoy these busy times of year, and more!

My Top 10 Favorite Organizing Posts

posted by Andrea | 03/17/2014 | 8 comments
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As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.

Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite organizing posts — there were so many to choose from, I just HAD to include a few extras!

My Top 10 Favorite Farmhouse Posts

posted by Andrea | 03/13/2014 | 8 comments
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As I planned ahead for the arrival of baby Simon, I thought it might be fun to resurrect some of MY favorite posts from the past 3.5 years of blogging.

Today, I’m sharing some of MY favorite farmhouse posts — all about our home renovations, landscape design, and my sheer love for all things farmhouse!

The True Cost of Our Stuff

posted by Andrea | 03/10/2014 | 24 comments
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I know there are people who think I am super cheap since I often refuse to buy anything that isn’t a necessity…

But the fact of the matter is that even inexpensive (or free) items usually come with hidden costs that might end up being a burden later on.

Why I’m NOT A Minimalist

posted by Andrea | 02/26/2014 | 32 comments
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When people learn what I do for a living, they often assume I’m a “minimalist” and can’t stand any amount of STUFF in my home and life. However, that is absolutely not true at all.

Today I’m sharing my thoughts on minimalism and why I’m NOT a minimalist.

Managing Virtual Clutter

posted by Andrea | 02/21/2014 | 22 comments
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When I talk about “clutter,” 9 times out of 10 people will automatically think of Physical Clutter — but Virtual Clutter is often just as overwhelming as Physical Clutter (sometimes more overwhelming)!

Today, I’m sharing a super LONG post filled with tips and tricks to organize various forms of virtual clutter.

I Finished My Rag Quilts

posted by Andrea | 02/19/2014 | 17 comments
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Since I made the baby quilt for our nursery before Nora was born, I knew I wanted to tackle another “quilt-type” sewing project for this baby — so when I saw the cute “Rag Quilts” on Pinterest, I decided they would be my project.

I’m happy to share that my quilts turned out really well and they were actually VERY simple to make. Come check them out!

Spring Cleaning – Why I Don’t Do It

posted by Andrea | 02/17/2014 | 8 comments
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Yes, you read the title of this post correctly. I honestly DON’T do much traditional “spring cleaning” at all — at least not in the Spring.

Instead, I have more of a “do whatever needs to be done, whenever it needs to be done” cleaning mentality and actually try to do most of my deep cleaning in the winter months. I’m explaining my reasoning in today’s post!

Our Farmhouse Nursery: Baby Boy Style

posted by Andrea | 02/13/2014 | 21 comments
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I’m SOOOOO excited to share today’s post with you — probably even more excited than I was to share the giveaways these past two days!

That’s right friends, it’s time for another Farmhouse Nursery Tour — baby boy style!

Baby Week Giveaway #11: $100 Pop & Lolli Shop Credit

posted by Andrea | 02/12/2014 | 1 comment
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Looking for a REALLY quick and simple way to completely transform a blank wall in your home?

Pop & Lolli is an amazing company that creates HUGE fabric wall decals — specifically for kids — and best of all, the decals are all 100% removable, reusable, and “restickable”!

Living Simply With Lots of Extra Space

posted by Andrea | 02/7/2014 | 36 comments
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Over the last few years of sharing pictures of our home and yard, I’ve received many emails from readers asking how we organize all the extra spaces we currently aren’t using on a daily basis — and not just let them get all cluttered up with junk.

So today, I’m sharing some tips that have been helpful for us as we’ve tried to live simply despite our extra space.

How to Tackle Projects that Seem Overwhelming

posted by Andrea | 01/31/2014 | 15 comments
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Over the past several years, one of the MOST common complaints I hear from others is, “it’s just so overwhelming… I don’t know where to start.” Can you relate?

I know I can certainly relate to feeling totally overwhelmed when certain projects are hanging over my head — so today, I’m sharing 3 really simple tips that will hopefully help you to finally tackle those projects that seem so overwhelming!

DIY Baby Mobile – yes, I did a craft!

posted by Andrea | 01/28/2014 | 20 comments
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We never had any type of mobile hanging over Nora’s crib, but I knew that was one thing I wanted to add to our nursery the second time around. However, after spending a bunch of time looking at mobiles, I never found anything I liked — so I made my own!

The whole project took me less than 45 minutes and my total out-of-pocket cost was less than $3.00!!!

How We Handle Clothes Clutter

posted by Andrea | 01/27/2014 | 9 comments
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As many of you probably already know, clothes clutter is a HUGE issue for so many of us.

So since we’re still in the first month of a New Year — and since winter is a great time to stay inside purging your closets — I thought I’d answer a few of the questions I get regarding my own clothes clutter and share a bit more about the process I went through to get to this point.

Our 2013 Digital Photo Albums + Q&A

posted by Andrea | 01/24/2014 | 39 comments
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They’re here! Our 2013 photo albums are “hot off the press” as of last week — and Nora and I have looked at them at least twice (in their entirety) every single day since then!

Today, I’m answering a bunch of questions I’ve gotten about these books, as well as sharing a bit more about my thoughts on digital books.

Nora’s New Closet + How I Organize Toddler Clothes

posted by Andrea | 01/22/2014 | 17 comments
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Last week, I shared all about Nora’s new big girl room makeover — but I sneakily withheld any visible images of her closet area as I wanted to save the whole “clothes organizing” deal for a separate post.

So as promised, I’m sharing all the goods on her new closet today (as well as how we’re organizing all her cute little toddler clothes!)

To Sell or to Donate: That is the Question

posted by Andrea | 01/20/2014 | 32 comments
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Over the past few years, I’ve talked a lot about selling our unneeded items on Craigslist. However, what I might not have said in so many words is that I most definitely DO NOT sell everything we purge. In fact, the majority of it is donated on a regular basis as I just want to get it out of our home ASAP!

Today, I’m talking about the question of when to sell and when to just donate…

My Favorite (and very few) Cookbooks

posted by Andrea | 01/17/2014 | 26 comments
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Over the years, I’ve amassed TONS of different cookbooks (usually as gifts or for free from friends and family). However, it didn’t take long to realize that I rarely used many of them on a regular basis as I prefer to find most of my recipes online.

After many purges over the past 4+ years, I’ve whittled down my cookbook collection to just a very few favorites — all of which I’m sharing with you today!