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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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”!
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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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!)
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…
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!
After months of dragging my heals, I finally finished Nora’s new bedroom upstairs!
And even though we’re still waiting for Nora to warm up to the idea of sleeping in her new room, I’m thrilled that MY part of the process is finished and I can finally share the “after” pictures with you.
Our reclaimed barn wood floors are one of my favorite things about our house — and one of the things I get the MOST questions on from blog readers and random internet browsers.
So today, I’m sharing the answers to many of these questions along with loads of gorgeous photos of various reclaimed barn wood flooring!
You might think that someone in my line of work would have a serious infatuation with all types of storage containers… but in my case, you would be wrong.
You see, I almost never buy storage containers — and today, I’m sharing why… as well as some of my thoughts on various storage containers.
Last month, I shared our new filing cabinet makeover — as well as how I pared down our paper piles from 4 large filing drawers down to 2 much smaller filing drawers (with room to spare!)
Today, I’m sharing more about that “paring down” process… and how we’ve drastically reduced our paper clutter.