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In the spirit of the Thanksgiving season, I’ve been thinking a lot about everything I personally have to be thankful for — it’s a lot in case you were wondering!
So today, I’m sharing how a new parenting perspective helped me see a few things in a different light — and be much more thankful for my sleepless nights and fussy toddler.
In an effort to jump-start the generous spirit of the holiday season, I thought I’d share some of my thoughts about holiday giving along with a few ideas we can all give back this season.
I’d also love to hear some of your favorite ways to give back — both during the holiday season and all year long.
A couple weeks ago, I asked for recommendations on a really good chicken lasagna recipe via my Facebook page — and I got a whole bunch!
So since I obviously wasn’t going to make multiple different lasagnas just for Dave and myself, I took pieces of the different recipes (using the ingredients I had on hand) to try a brand new recipe. The results were so delicious — even Nora gobbled it up!
With our family expanding in a few months, we decided it was also time to “expand” our living area. So we’re in the middle of a bunch of renovations upstairs.
Today I’m sharing a bunch of before pictures, a few progress pictures, and some of my ideas for the finished rooms!
It’s been a little over 3 years since I started my blog — and I can definitely say that I’ve learned a lot, I’ve grown a lot, and I’ve had a lot of fun along the way.
Today I’m sharing 3 things that helped me get into my blogging grove, grow my traffic, AND (most importantly) really enjoy the process.
Over the past several months, it’s become very apparent that Nora LOVES doing crafts… so last week, I decided that my old method of storing and organizing our limited craft supplies needed a toddler-friendly update.
Within 45 minutes, I created a new (and very simple) craft corner in our kitchen — perfect for doing crafts at the kitchen table!
Today I’m piggy-backing off the really fun Clutter-Free Gift series I ran last year, and sharing some of my favorite creative AND clutter-free gifts for almost anyone on your holiday shopping list this year.
Of course, I’d love to hear your favorite clutter-free gifts as well!
Dave and I love casseroles — especially in the cooler fall and winter months when warm leftovers for lunch the next day really hit the spot!
Today, I’m sharing a super simple casserole recipe — AND a casserole-making tip I use regularly to reduce the number of dirty dishes I need to wash and reduce the amount of time it takes me to get dinner on the table. Win, win!
I’m back with a few more of my favorite things for November… and I definitely think some or all of these ideas would make fabulous holiday gifts for those of you planning ahead!
As always, I’d love to hear about some of your favorite things in the comments too!
I know many of you love eBooks — and so do I. You can read as much as you want with NO book clutter — and at a fraction of the expense.
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A couple weeks ago, I shared my answers to the question, “How Can I Stay Organized?” — and today, I’m sharing my thoughts on another question I get quite regularly: “Should I Hire a Professional Organizer?”
And even if you’re not interested in hiring an organizer, I’ve included several links to posts I’ve written about how I organize different spaces in our home — so there should be something for everyone in this post!
As I announced last week, Baby Dekker #2 is a boy — so now we can start the process of deciding on a name. Crazy enough, this is probably my most favorite part of being pregnant — and if you ask Dave, he will definitely confirm my love / obsession with picking out the perfect name!
Today, I’m sharing the many different factors that affect our baby name choices
Recently, I feel social media has gotten a bad rap for being a “time suck” and causing unrealistic expectations. I get this; however, I don’t think social media is always to blame for all of that, and I personally feel the benefits of social media far outweigh any negative aspects.
Today, I’m sharing a few ways I have personally benefited from social media — and I’d love to hear your thoughts too!
Would you believe that EVERY couch, sofa, love seat and (almost every) chair we’ve ever owned since being married has been slip covered? I LOVE slipcovers!
And based on the number of questions I get on a weekly basis about our couch, our chairs, what type of slipcovers we would recommend, etc… I figured it might be time for an in-depth slipcover chat!
I’m a big fan of semi-homemade meals and baked goods. These recipes usually take a fraction of the time and effort of 100% from scratch recipes, but they taste so much better than straight “from-a-box” foods.
The brownie recipe I’m sharing today is no exception. No one believes me when I say it all starts with a basic boxed brownie mix… I even had Dave fooled the first time I made them!
Last week, I ordered our 2013 holiday cards — which prompted me to look through my teeny-tiny, itsy-bitsy address book. No, I still haven’t gone digital with our addresses yet (it may be coming in the future though).
Today, I’m sharing how I store and organize our addresses, and I’d love to know how you organize yours too.
It’s been over 2.5 years since I first posted about my homemade face wash — and honestly, I still get questions almost every single week asking if I really use and love this oil cleansing method as much as I claim to.
The answer is YES! And today, I’m sharing more about why Dave and I both love this homemade face wash.
Over the years, I’ve learned a lot about painting — specifically painting and distressing furniture to give it a whole new look.
However, I realize painting and distressing isn’t for everyone… so today, I’m sharing one of the all-time most simple ways I’ve come across to breathe a little new life into old, grungy wood furniture!