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A Quick & Easy Guide to Simple Living

Simple Living

Less is more. Or is more, more? As my grandmother used to say, “A little bit of sugar is plenty but an extra teaspoon is even better!” It’s more! So then, what is plenty? Is enough really enough and who’s to say? Such as how high is up or is there no high to up? On the other hand, if …

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Healing a Broken Heart When Life Gets Difficult

Healing a Broken Heart

Hating anyone is not in my vocabulary.  Then there are those isolated moments when the boundaries aren’t so clear. I’m suggesting one of those mama bear moments. I think I almost hated those 2nd and 3rd-grade prep school girls who blocked empty seats on the bus, preventing my kindergartener from sitting down next to them. The courage on my small daughter’s face …

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The Best of the Best Habits of Highly Effective Organizers

Habits of Highly Effective Organizers

The bottom line is, life isn’t perfect, things don’t go as planned and they can (oh no not again!) spiral out of control. That’s being human and humans have bad days. It only becomes a sore point when chaos becomes a habit. And, constant undesirable habits, like entanglements that are really hard to climb out of and break away from, …

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Laundry Room Storage Ideas to Make the Most of Limited Space

Laundry Room Storage Ideas

There have been plenty of laundry fatalities in my home. Family members really trying to be helpful ruined the load. I’m talking about stains setting, grayish-yellowish whites that were once whiter than white, tops shrinking and placing damp clothes (they promised they weren’t damp) on a wood surface. Disclaimer: This blog post may contain affiliate links. Keep in mind that I may …

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How to Quickly Clear that Clutter from Your Life

Clear that Clutter

I’ve lived a clutter-free life for as long as I can remember. That is, until recently. The pandemic hit and it didn’t spare the likings of my well-groomed home. In an instant, like a volcano, an uncontrollable frenzy of clutter flooded every surface in sight. Unruly took over everywhere I turned. My family was practicing their new normal. I wanted to …

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The Most Useful Craft Room Organization Ideas on a Budget

Craft Room Organization Ideas

Whether you’re a skilled artisan or a craftsy-artsy wannabe, your chances of enjoying a day of creativity depends on how well organized your supplies are. The larger the collection, the more streamlined you need to be.  Organizing your craft room isn’t the grunt-work you may think it is. Before you finish playing a round of “Rock, Paper, Scissors…Shoot,” your heap …

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25 Whip Smart Cleaning Hacks from the Best Organizing Experts

Cleaning Hacks

There’s an unbelievable feeling when you walk into a room and you take a whiff of that fabulous squeaky clean smell. And, you can immediately see that everything is sparkling clean. The dust has been swept out. All the corners have been cleaned. There are crisp fresh linens. The kitchen is spotless, tempting you to cook up a storm (or …

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How to Make a Junk Drawer Your Happy Place

Junk Drawer

Everyone has a junk drawer. Well, almost everyone does if they come clean and fess up. It’s the one area in the home where messy hides out and has a field day. What lurks behind these closed drawers is just about everything that doesn’t have a place in the rest of the house and by default lands there. Disclaimer: Keep in …

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How to Easily Master Pantry Organization like a Professional

Pantry Organization

The pantry doesn’t always get the love it deserves. It’s the middle child of the house. Sometimes ignored, but like the middle child, it wants to please. If the kitchen is the heart of the home then the pantry is the fuel. Disclaimer: Keep in mind that I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you when …

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Insanely Easy 3 Ingredient Recipes That Will Surprise You

3 Ingredient Recipes

As you’re rolling your eyes again around 5:00 PM because you’re soooo tired of cooking, know that you’re not alone. Having a cooking melt-down makes perfect sense to me. After all, you’ve been at this for at least five hunkering down weeks, three meals a day for a hungry crew. I was in the same boat until I found a …