Live Simply

Make a Fresh Start | Live Simply

January 4, 2018

  This is the time of the year that we evaluate our lives and the things we wish to change about ourselves. It is a new year. A new year means a fresh start.  What are you going to do with this opportunity?  I am challenging myself to live simply in the new year.  Living simply doesn’t mean giving up all of…

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Food Storage Basics for Your Thanksgiving Leftovers

November 22, 2017

Thanksgiving conjures two types of memories for me: family and leftovers.  My mother would get up at the crack of dawn to put the turkey in the oven.  My grandparents would come over late in the morning; they would bring the stuffing.  We all watched the Macy’s Day Parade while my mother cooked.  Why didn’t we ever offer to help? …

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Organization, Thanksgiving

Countdown to Thanksgiving | 4 Days Remaining

November 19, 2017

We are getting into the Thanksgiving spirit at our house.  This is really easy to do with leaves changing on the trees in our neighborhood and with the temperatures dropping to the 40’s and the 50’s. We have planned our menu.  We cleaned out the refrigerator yesterday afternoon to make room for all the extra dishware.  We have also moved…

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Bathroom, Decorate

One Room Challenge | Week 6 Half Bath Makeover

November 12, 2017

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE Welcome to week 6 of the fall 2017 One Room Challenge!  This week was a bonus week as this is typically a six week challenge; that leaves one more week to go!  I clearly was unprepared for the extra week as I am 4 days late with an update.  I am happy that the extra time was provided because…

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Get Ready for the Holiday | Free Thanksgiving Planning Checklist Printable

November 6, 2017

Thanksgiving – with the turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy – is quickly approaching.  The husband and I will be celebrating Thanksgiving at our house this year.  We are incredibly excited about baking the first turkey since we got married.  We typically travel to Florida to visit family.  However, we have decided to stay in Georgia and celebrate in our beautiful…

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Bathroom, Decorate

Game of Thrones | We Bought a New Toilet

October 30, 2017

The husband and I have been updating our downstairs half bath for the last few weeks.  The project includes a lot of painting and some DIY decor projects.  It also includes replacing the old toilet.  (You can read the entire design plan here.)  We are updating our bathroom as part of a six week challenge called The One Room Challenge. …

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Home Office, Organization

How to organize mail clutter

August 7, 2017

Incoming mail is a hot topic in my house right now.  We don’t know what to do with it let alone know how to organize mail clutter.  Too often it ends up on the kitchen counter only to get wet from washing dishes or splatter from cooking.  Then the paper dries to the counter top leaving a mess. The other…

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A new way to think about your wallet

July 31, 2017

When I think of a wallet, I think of what my mom carried when I was a kid.  It was clunky, never closed properly, and had a large bulge on one side from the change that wasn’t a the bottom of my mom’s purse.  It held some really old pictures of me and my siblings in a plastic binder that…

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