31 Days :: Enjoy the Seasons

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Every chapter of life tells a story in a home.  When it was babies, instead of a lunch basket in the refrigerator, we had a diapers and wipes basket under the coffee table.  Now, we have a container of sharpened pencils. My youngest is nine years old.  He’s halfway though ’till you know what.  And […]

31 Days :: Don’t Put Stuff Where It Belongs

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Have I ever shown you the inside of this hutch? It’s part homework station, part holding area for a few of my husband’s books that he uses downstairs. Instead of putting what’s expected in each area of your home, pay attention to how your family uniquely uses your home.  Then, put stuff where you actually […]

31 Days To a Less Messy Nest Day 19:: For the Right Reasons

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The reason I like my house to be less messy is two fold.  1. When the house is less messy, it is available. Last Friday morning my sister called and wanted to make a spur of the moment visit.  All I had to do was get groceries and put sheets on the guest bed.  I […]

Creepy Mantel

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My boys are almost 13, 10 and 9.  They demand some type of spooky in October. It takes next to nothing to make them happy.  A few dollars worth of ripped up cheese cloth that looks better each year. And a tiny family of birds. I can never resist a good mantel party.  Check out […]

31 Days To A Less Messy Nest Day 10:: Simple Solutions for Everyday Issues

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Over the past few months {years?} I’ve heard myself barking the same reminders to my boys, “hang your book bag up, don’t pour too much cereal, you can’t use 18 different cups before lunch…“.  My husband and I made a few simple changes in our home and now I can save my words for better […]

31 Days To a Less Messy Nest Day 7:: Laundry

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I’m no laundry expert, I usually have a load or two patiently waiting for their turn in the washer but, laundry isn’t something I dread and it rarely builds up. I have three tips and I hope you have more. 1. Start a load right when you get up. Every morning I come down the […]

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