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How To Choose Abstract Art for Your Home

I’m a big fan of abstract art, and I’m trying to incorporate more into our home, but it can be hard deciding what to go with. So I asked my talented


How to Easily Speed Organize Any Space

Speed organizing is most successful when you have a space that desperately needs a little organization and you only have a few minutes to get it in …

Living Creatively: Independent Art Forever + a $500 Giveaway from Minted!

1. Tapestry 4 by Oh So Suite // 2. Calculation by Stephanie Nowotarski // 3. Tangerine by Alexandra Dzh // 4. Bold Leaves by Kelly Ventura // 5. Hood …

Living With Less Means More

| Crystal Paine

Guest post from Suzi

I’ve noticed some of the “smaller living” posts on lately and wanted to share our story.

We are …

Deck Reveal

I am super excited to show you our styled up deck! For the last couple weeks, you and I have been hand-holding on this journey to make the space more …

Home Depot

Homekeeping Skills You Need to Know

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Keeping house is not instinctual for most people, it’s a learned behavior and habits that need to be repeated (all the time, unfortunately) to …

Personal Organizing

How Is Blank Holding Up?

Over the last seven years I have blogged. a lot. And one of the biggest things I get asked is “How is blank holding up?”. Everybody is interested in …

House Painting Tips for Busy Moms

For those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I have been busy painting my house in preparation for our big move. I painted 8 rooms in about …

Shallow Shelves

In our guest room, I had this blank wall that was a total conundrum. So big! So blank! So what the heck does a blogger do?! Decorate all the …

Why I Like My Smaller House

| Crystal Paine

Guest post from Rachael of Mumbling Mommy

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

Frugal Living

Real Non-Insulting Ways to Save Money

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We All Live and Spend Differently

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


how to select accent colors

Breaking it down: A few of our favorite tips and tricks for selecting accent colors in the moreThe post how to select accent colors …

Interior Design

How to Have More Style with Less Stuff

Lonny / Jessica Helgerson 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 …

Duct Tape

How to Deep Clean Your Fridge

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

Once upon a time, fresh flowers were an indulgence only bought if extra cash was stashed in my pocket. But when I began learning feng shui, my …


Tips For An Organized Home Life

Photo by Yellow Trace

No one likes to come home to a messy house that is in dire need of organization. The key to a happy home is having an organized …

How To Install A Nest Learning Thermostat

Everywhere we turn these days there are things that need updating. Some just for aesthetic reasons. Some for functional. Some for both.

Enter our old …


39 My "Go To" Organizing Supplies

Whenever I am trying to come up with organizing and storage solutions around our home, I naturally default to list of my all time favorite supplies. …

Personal Organizing

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 …

Spur of the Moment

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 …

New Year's Eve

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 …

Storage Ideas

{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 …

Personal Organizing

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

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

Motion Sickness

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 …