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… 

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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… 

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How to Afford a Kitchen Remodel

kitchen renovation over time, wow!

There's something that drives me nuts about first time home buyer shows. Many times they look at a room and say "this needs to be gutted", to which someone replies "oh yes, a kitchen remodel will cost about 15 to 30 thousand" and they get all scared because they can barely afford the closing. They've got it all wrong. You can gut and pour money into a room all at once, but you do not NEED … [Read More...]

What to Do With Your Stuff

great post!! a list of what to do with stuff you are decluttering.

As part of our 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge I have had many people ask me: so when I fill my bags with stuff, what do I do with them? This is a very good question, and the answer is actually going to vary from person to person. What you do with your stuff depends on YOU, your situation, and the stuff you are decluttering. As for me, I use all of the methods below depending on the item and … [Read More...]

Areas in Your Home to Declutter

want to clean your house but don't know where to start? Here are 78+ possible spots to declutter.

If you are working with us on the 40 Bags in 40 Days challenge, you might be looking for suggestions of places in your home to clean. I've compiled this list of 79 areas and will add to it as we think of more. Think of it as your go-to checklist when working on your 40 Bags (or more or less). If you can think of more ideas, list them in the comments! Want to join in on the challenge? Find more … [Read More...]

40 Bags in 40 Days 2014 Decluttering Challenge

join the decluttering revolution! Challenge yourself to simplify and get rid of 40 bags in 40 days. #40bagsin40days

Are you guys ready?  Ready for what, you ask?  Ready to completely change your life. Ready to declutter and simplify your life. Ready to get rid of emotional clutter. Ready to figure out how to get a handle on all of the things holding us back. What is 40 Bags in 40 Days? A forty day period in the spring (coinciding with the 40 days of Lent) where you focus on cleaning one area per day. In … [Read More...]

Beige to Greige Before and After

beige to greige before and after, you won't believe the difference paint makes in this room!

When we closed on our house four years ago, the first thing we did was grab some swatches, pick out a beige color, and coat our ENTIRE home in 5 gallons of that same color. Learn from me, will you? Don't buy one color for your whole house without living in it. I liked the color in daylight but when it started to get dark out and our lamps were on, it turned into a peachy color. One that made … [Read More...]

Free Printable Popcorn Valentines

Free printable for popcorn Valentines! For boys and girls, nut-free, dairy free treat.

  We are new to the whole Valentine thing. My oldest, Lily, isn't in preschool but does go to what she calls "church preschool" every Sunday. I wanted to make a special treat for her to bring, but was kinda clueless as to what. Treat or no treat? I know that peanut/tree nut free is important, as well as other allergens like dairy or egg or whatever. Little toys? Those sweet paper character … [Read More...]

My Make Believe Dining Room

dining room with greige paint, white trim, black and white furniture.

Do you ever think about what you'd do differently to a room in your spare time? Silly question, I'm sure. Because I do it a lot. Our dining room is done and I won't change it because there's no need to. I love the big white trim, the artwork, the color of the walls. (Sharkey Gray by Martha Stewart, The PERFECT grey-beige) But what if? What would I change to make this the perfect … [Read More...]

How to Keep the Toys from Taking Over

tips on toy organization and storage in a small home. Written by a mom of four young kids. MUST READ!

One of the questions I get asked a lot is "where are all of your toys?!" Maybe you've been thinking it. Sometimes I shove stuff out of the picture (all bloggers do), but for the most part, we have the toy situation figured out. Toy storage, organization, decluttering, decrapifying, simplifying, it can all be tricky. But once you figure out what works in your home and for your family, you can … [Read More...]

Nativity on a Shelf

Nativity set on a shelf! plus ideas of up high places to put your set.

If  you haven't see my post telling the world that we won't do Elf on a Shelf, here's the 7 reasons why we don't do it. I know, mean mom! ;) But I decided to do a little play on that idea and put my Nativity set on a shelf this year. I brought in a clipboard (see our Christmas clipboards here) with a little bit of black and gold Sharpie action (inspired by this beautiful artwork by Lindsay … [Read More...]

DIY Christmas Carol Wall Prints

deck the walls with this DIY Christmas Carol art! Even shows how to make a clipboard wall.

Last spring I added a clipboard wall over our couch and up until now the clipboards have only held up kid artwork. To dress them up for Christmas, I made some simple DIY wall prints with the help of a super cute font and an even simpler garland. I shared it on Instagram last weekend and y'all BLEW UP MY PICTURE with likes!! So here's the tutorial on how to make your own. Have family coming and … [Read More...]