November 16, 2018

 *Guest post courtesy of CarMax

Whether it’s been by necessity or volunteer, you’ve become host to this year’s big friends and family gathering. Hopefully you’re not scrambling around last-minute to get ready, but even if you are, don’t sweat it. You can transform your...

October 16, 2017

Fall is my favorite season, but also one of fun/guilt. All of my decorating magazines are acting like hypocritical kids: slim down, but make this pumpkin fudge. Be a minimalist for the holidays, but first create this 12 step centerpiece for Thanksgiving. There are remi...

February 14, 2017

Have you seen those beautiful bedrooms in the decorating magazines? Yeah, we're not doing that. Let's design a functional space that's easy to clean and maintain. A place that says "we have kids," but we also make time for ourselves. Let's talk about organizing tips fo...

December 20, 2016

There are millions of organizing products, books and apps out there. I like some approaches better than others, for sure, but each one will hopefully give you a good tip or two. However the best organizing advice doesn't have a trademarked acronym or a celebrity endors...

October 31, 2016

Halloween is finally here! Let's simplify the chaos and make room for more fun in our lives during this holiday, shall we? Here are 8 great tips for an organized Halloween:

Make A Date Specific List

You've still got time to plan out your last minute food/candy/costume sh...

September 8, 2016

Seasonal changes bring out the best in me.  Everything I've put away for a year comes back out again and somehow it seems fresh and new.  That sweater I was so tired of last winter seems cozy now and I can't wait to break out my boots, too.  I'm ready to put away the s...

June 2, 2016

 

It seems to me you have 3 options for a successful summer home with your kids.  Schedule everything.  Schedule nothing.  Or find a middle ground.

 

I've done the schedule everything.  For a while it was quite successful when the kids were younger.  I got nap t...

December 17, 2015

 

2015 and our 52 Weeks To Organized Video Challenge are about to be all wrapped up.  This week's video in the series is all about maintenance, the most important yet least remembered part of organizing.  All year long I've given you ideas about how to organize certain...

December 10, 2015

I'm feeling it already - are you?  Like that one burned out bulb in a strand of lights you can't find.  That sense of time running out before the holidays, when really we've still got 2 weeks.  It seems like the public, everyone on social media and that darned perfect...

November 25, 2015

It's not too late to get organized and pull it all together for Thanksgiving.  None of your guests will see any last minute craziness and you will have plenty of time to enjoy that glass of wine if you, say it with me, PLAN AHEAD!  Even if you've only got a few hours,...

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