Master Bedroom Makeover

I love the color purple. So when we built a new house twelve years ago, that’s the color I chose for our master bedroom. {My inspiration at the time was Oprah, for she had a purple bedroom too!} It was supposed to be purple with a hint of brown, so I distinctly remember making the […] Read more…

Slow down, Supermom

I’ve struggled for awhile with society’s glorification of busyness. It seems we are running from one activity to the next, proud that we can do it all. I know, because I was part of the madness. Supermom with a capital S. The queen of cramming it all in, I could work two part-time yet really […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Repurpose Baby Hangers

When my kids transitioned from baby hangers to regular-size hangers for the clothes in their closets, I was left with a huge stack of petite hangers. What to do? I recycled some of those smaller hangers into a few other uses: In my master closet, baby hangers are the perfect size to hang scarves (one […] Read more…

10 habits of an organized person

I had an interesting conversation with a friend at lunch the other day. We were talking about this blog, actually, and she stated something I needed to hear. She admitted, “Reading things about being organized totally overwhelm me, because I realize just how disorganized I really am.” If you can relate to her, I want […] Read more…

Quick Tip Tuesday: Grocery Checklist

  I hate grocery shopping. I truly do. But we have to eat, say the hungry mouths at my house. Years ago, I decided to make my shopping a little easier by creating a pre-typed grocery checklist. I typed up all the items I buy regularly, then I categorized them by the aisles of the […] Read more…

Project Basement Reno

Remember that huge basement mess I talked about last week? Well, now comes the fun part. For two months last spring, our basement went from an unfinished space to a fun entertaining area for our family and friends. Another result of my year of being intentional: freedom from clutter and becoming more hospitable. First, a […] Read more…

Why my ‘one word’ makes me uncomfortable

I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions. Never have. I think the thing I don’t like the most about them is that it makes people focus on things they don’t like about themselves, like their weight. Never mind that only 8% percent of those who make resolutions actually achieve them. I’m the type of person who, […] Read more…

5 simple steps to tackling the {daunting} mess

Getting organized is the New Year’s resolution most people make, second only to losing weight.*  For me, that’s good news. I have loved containers and organizing things ever since I was a young girl. I would spend hours “cleaning” my room, when really what I was doing was going through my closet or my desk […] Read more…

Out of my comfort zone

Welcome to my new adventure! I feel a bit of hesitation as I step out of my comfort zone into this crazy, very public blog world. There are so many good blogs out there. {Who am I to think I can do this?!} My degree is in journalism, so yes, I can write. However, it’s […] Read more…

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