Unrealistic Perfectionism


I’ve tossed around this post for a while now and then kinda cram it back into my head. Because it sounds like complaining and I’m totally opening up and well, that makes me uncomfortable. :) Unrealistic Perfectionism What is it? It’s when you’re blinded by a perfect vision of how things should be, when that… 

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A Holiday Ready Dining Room Reveal

a holiday ready room reveal, you won't believe the before and after!

Forget the hustle and bustle, my favorite holiday tradition is being home with the people I love. Homemade hot chocolate, weeknight fires in the fireplace, rolling out cookie dough, kids setting the table to earn brownie points with Santa, singing (loudly) to Christmas carols while doing dishes, last minute invite-yourself-over dinners with family. And it… 

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7 Tips to Simplify Christmas

the holiday season is crazy enough, simplify Christmas and the holiday season with these 7 simple tips.

It's not even Thanksgiving yet and I want you to read this post about Christmas now. Because as soon as Thanksgiving hits it will be one big blur of activities and decorating and things you HAVE TO DO AND YOU HAVE TO DO THEM NOW. So stop, don't decorate yet. Declutter and simplify Christmas before your Christmas even begins. Because you know this is what it will look like even if you DO … [Read More...]

New House, New Normal


Any time we go through a big life change, there's this adjustment period where you're finding your new normal. That's where we're at now. :) We moved on Saturday, October 25th. We've been here 20 days. (Already?!) We closed on both houses within a few days and that chapter of our life wrapped up so nicely. It was sunny and 70 something degrees the day we moved in which is unheard of for … [Read More...]

The Ultimate Gift Guide: Non Clutter Gifts


Hi everyone! I've partnered up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you the ULTIMATE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE. Yes, that needed to be in caps because each of the 23 guides has unique, pretty, and even inexpensive items for the favorite person on your list. If your favorite person happens to like non clutter gifts or if you are looking to simplify your family gift giving, then welcome! This is the … [Read More...]

The Only Moving Tips You Need

the only moving tip you need by @whbsblog. #organization #storage #simpletips

The internet is full of moving tips and checklists to help the experience go smoothly. Those are helpful, but I believe that the most important tip is often overlooked. Here's the only moving tip you need.    If you search Pinterest or Google, you are going to find lots of awesome posts with tips to help you pack and move into your next home. In fact, I was planning on compiling a list on … [Read More...]

Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and Everything Else Tour


Hey, guys! Today I'm back with the last part of the home tour (for now). I'll be sharing the bedrooms, bathrooms, and everything else. In case you missed the prior posts, I started with the first part of the home tour, then went on to the family room and new mom cave, then into my favorite part, the kitchen. There are 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. I've always thought it would be cool to … [Read More...]

Kitchen and Laundry Room Tour

our new house, kitchen and laundry room tour

Kinda ironic, as I type this post on the kitchen in our new house, the kitchen in our current house is in desperate need of some cleaning. So sorry, kitchen. I'll get to you in a minute. I promise I still love you. In case you missed it, here's the first part of our house tour with some details and here is the tour of the family room and dining room that won't see any dining in it. Why? Look … [Read More...]

Family Room and Dining Room House Tour

our new home, exterior tour

I can't even remember the last time I posted two days in a row, but I'm just SO EXCITED TO SHOW YOU THE REST OF THE HOUSE!!! (yes that needed to be in all caps, I am really that excited) Here's the first part of our home tour, in case you missed it. Today, I'll show you the family room and dining room. When you first walk into the room, you have four options. Walk towards me holding … [Read More...]

Our New House!

our new home, exterior tour

Early last spring we decided to put our well-loved house on the market. It has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and our family of six (kids ages 5, 4, 2, 1) had outgrown it. After a few months for sale by owner and 83 days with my husband as our realtor, we sold our house!!! And then I was freaking out. We looked at about 50 houses in 6 different towns. We knew we wanted to be closer to my … [Read More...]

We Sold Our House and I Am Freaking Out

we sold our home! an update

A reader recently asked "How the heck are ya?" and I can't help but think of the opening scene of What About Bob?, one of my favorite movies. "I feel good. I feel great. I feel wonderful." Bob (played by Bill Murray) is very obviously not doing well. He's sweating, he looks crazy, but in an attempt to calm himself before he leaves the house keeps repeating those words.  Here's the clip if you … [Read More...]

Cheetah Shoes (Kate Spade Inspired)

okay, LOVE!! how to make these (kate spade inspired) cheetah shoes with a cricut

The last few weeks have been busy. First day of school and the to-do list and running around... selling our home and cleaning for showings... keeping this place from exploding with laundry. And so on. ;) I'm sure you know how exactly what I'm talking about. But in the midst of all that, I really haven't done much creating. And I craved it. Oh, it feels so good to create again. My new … [Read More...]