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Why I Like My Smaller House

March 27, 2015 | Crystal Paine

Guest post from Rachael of Mumbling Mommy:

I had a strange dream after my husband and I signed paperwork to buy our …

Frugal Living

Real Non-Insulting Ways to Save Money

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We All Live and Spend Differently

It feels totally insulting to read article after article about how to save money when they all …

how to select accent colors

A sweet reader Allison wrote recently and said:

Perhaps you could do a post on selecting accent colors? I love the way you choose several, as opposed


How to Have More Style with Less Stuff

I believe what we really want in our homes is more style, less stuff. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by how to find or even stay true to our own style …

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How to Deep Clean Your Fridge | Cleaning Your Refrigerator Step by Step

Our refrigerators might possibly be the most overlooked area in our home when it comes to cleaning. Constantly in use, this essential appliance …


It's Totally Worth Buying Fresh Flowers. Here's Why

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Why I Make My Bed {10 Reasons I Keep My House Clean}

A couple of months ago I shared this list of “simple rules” that I wanted my family to live by. Funnily enough, the one thing people commented on …


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60 You Asked: Where Do I Begin?

January is generally the month to get organized, and many people are on a quest this year to do just that. Although I share a lot about the projects …


My House Projects in 2013 – Part 1 {Kitchen, Entry & Backyard}

2013 was a productive and exciting year around my house!

I had a blast working on the house and making it my home! In fact, SO MUCH HAPPENED or changed …


41 Simple Ideas for Holiday Organization

Howdy friends! How was your Christmas? I hope that it was completely magical and full of blessings.

I know that some of you are already ahead of the …


Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life: Principles of An Organized Playroom

Now that Christmas is over, the inevitable question lingers – what to do with all those new toys? Never fear, our in-house professional organizer


New Year's Resolutions for Your Home

Every year after Christmas, I create a list of new goals for my home. Many of them are often related to organization or specific projects I want to …

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{Cheaply} Organize your Home

Welcome to 31 Days to {cheaply} organize your home.

You are probably here because you want to learn how to organize. Or, you are here because you like …

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Feeling overwhelmed by the season - how to fake your way to a clean house!

A few years ago I did a post that has gone VIRAL and has been pinned more than 800,000 times! Gasp! That tells me all do NOT like to …


Adding A Colorful & Functional Play Area For Clara

Posted by Sherry Petersik

Step right up to the wall ‘o fun! Sounds like a carnival ride, right? Don’t worry, there will be no clowns or motion …

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Stress-Free Holiday Planning Guide (day by day)

With Thanksgiving wrapping up and Christmas just around the corner you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed, but we have the perfect solution, our …


Homeowners Maintenance Checklist: Fall Edition

As we get further into the fall months, homeowners must prepare for the inevitable: winter. We’ve created an easy checklist to tackle with your …


How To: Personalize a Nursery While Renting

If you are like many parents, and choose to welcome a new baby into a rented home or apartment, the search to find personalized and unique items to …


Hand Stamped Clementine Wall

Today I'm so excited to share an easy method for creating the look of wallpaper with paint. You already know we love statement walls. They're such an …

Try This: Fabric Lined Built-In Shelves

You know those projects that you keep meaning to do, but they end up staying on the to-do list for a near eternity? This project was just that for …


Decorating for Fall

It’s officially fall! The weather is getting cooler (for most of us) and we’re enjoying all the fun family fall activities like apple picking and …


POYEL: Organizing Children's Books

Hi friends, I know I promised you a big eBook reveal today but, alas, technical difficulties have arisen. Hopefully all will be well and back on …

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Our $57 Board & Batten Tutorial (It’s Surprisingly Easy!)

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Yesterday you saw how our board & batten project came out for the Pinterest Challenge, so today we’re back with the full …


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There’s probably not a kid in existence who hasn’t dreamed of drawing on the walls. Okay, most of them actually do it at least once in their lives. …