Entertaining

Weekend Giveaway – Enjoy Lighting Flameless Candles

posted by Andrea | 05/14/2011 | 58 comments

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to Wendy {wendypchef@…} — out of 86 entries {via blog comments and FB comments} she was chosen at random via the “And The Winner Is” WordPress Plugin. I will contact you shortly with the information I need to get you your candles! I absolutely LOVE decorating with candles, and even though I’m not doing much decorating these days, I’m already getting excited for when all our home renovations are complete and I can get […]

Is Your House Too Clean?

posted by Andrea | 05/5/2011 | 12 comments

I’m guessing that after reading the title of this post, some of you might have laughed and rolled your eyes. Your mind might have quickly remembered the pile(s) of dirty laundry on the floor, the baskets of clean laundry waiting to be folded, and the stack of dirty dishes sitting in the sink. Nope, your house is NOT too clean! However, as you prepare for your next play date, your next batch of company, or even the friend you know […]

Ten Quick Tips to Simplify the Holidays

posted by Andrea | 12/13/2010 | 5 comments

Since we’re moving…and I’m just a little bit busy, I have a handful of amazing guest bloggers lined up for the next two weeks. They have tons of great information to share with you so read carefully!! Today, Theresa Finnigin of Ready Aim Organize is sharing a few quick tips to simplify your last-minute holiday plans. {My personal favorite is #9!} Theresa is also a professional organizer so you better pay attention — she really knows her stuff. Christmas is just […]

Oh No! I’m a Collector {of dishes}

posted by Andrea | 12/3/2010 | 10 comments

If I were ever a collector {which by nature I could NEVER be}…but, if I ever collected anything, it would be dishes! {p.s. If you are wondering why my silver cup is so dirty, don’t worry, I cleaned it!} I LOVE dishes! I don’t know why I love dishes…or when this infatuation started, but I have a hunch it was the day I registered for our wedding {Thanksgiving weekend of 2005}. There were just so many beautiful patterns and styles to pick from; I think […]

10 Speed-Cleaning Tips

posted by Andrea | 07/5/2010 | 3 comments

Need an easy way to get your home straightened up in 30 minutes or less? Try my 10 speed-cleaning tips! These ideas are great for when unexpected company arrives and you have no time to thoroughly clean or organize your home. In these situations, my goal is simply to make my home “look” clean on the surface…even if it’s really not! 1. Have a clean entrance. Clear the entry table and floor from all clutter. Put bills and mail away, […]