stop feeling bad and ditch these things: a list of items to declutter (that you won't miss)

Stop Feeling Bad and Ditch These Things

We all could stand to do some decluttering, even if you’re the minimalist-iest minimalist that ever minimally lived.  Stop feeling bad about the mess in your home and get to work. Grab a box or garbage bag, walk around the house, and ditch these things taking up space in your life. Don’t start now, start…

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coconut mason jar mojitos - yum!

Coconut Mason Jar Mojito Recipe

I really like mojitos. There’s just something about the tangy lime taste, the refreshing mint, and just a tiny bit of sweet. Coconut reminds me of all things tropical and therefore I like that too. Combine the two and you’ve got a mojito recipe that’s out of this world. This recipe is great even without…

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Colorful Outdoor Living Space Makeover

This post is brought to you by World Market.  Do you remember the thrifted wooden patio set I shared back in April? Today I'm sharing a colorful outdoor living space makeover. The before and after is crazy, it doesn't look like the same set! When we first took a tour of our house, there were many details and features that convinced us to put in an offer. But when we stepped outside, we were ...

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New Normal, New Changes

Three weeks ago today, we added a new little person to our family. Her name is Kate Louise. She's snuggly, a tad bit fiesty when she's mad, and likes sleeping in our arms. Also, she's super cute. Louise is after my sweet (yet also kinda fiesty) grandma, who passed away 12 years ago and would have just celebrated her birthday. She had the best laugh ever and her eyes made you feel ...

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Things I would tell my first time mom self, from my almost 5th time mom self.

Things I Would Tell My First Time Mom Self

I started writing this post a while back (forty weeks ago to be exact). It started as an instagram post, but at the time I felt I needed to expand on it. Something called me to it this morning, and I needed to put it out there today. It's a funny little list. Not funny because I'm hilarious, funny because it hasn't changed. These were things I worried about six years ago with my first, 10 months ...

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Gray House No Shutters Turquoise Door

I don't know how it happened, but out of the blue (pun intended) I painted our front door a bright turquoise. Here's what it looked like before: Well, I guess I know how. It was almost a turn of events similar to the "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" story (that I also mentioned with the post on our master bathroom). The seeds were planted a few weeks ago. I saw a cute historic home ...

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stop feeling bad and ditch these things: a list of items to declutter (that you won't miss)

And Then I Just Went Nuts

Lately I've been moving a bit slowly. I guess that's what happens when one is really pregnant, and I know it's a valid excuse (also works for all the ice cream I've been having). But still. I want to do more.Seeing all of you on your #40bagsin40days journeys, rocking it out, being awesome. It's so inspiring. It sounds like I'm being cheesy for the sake of social media and BLAH blah blah, but I'm ...

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Laundry Room Renovation Update

At the end of January, we started renovation on our laundry room. It was an okay space, but with a family of 6 it was feeling a bit cramped. We've been making great progress on the room and instead of doing one big reveal, here's an update on where we're at now. The main goals of the project were/are to: make it less cramped utilize smarter storage options expand the tiny closet into a ...

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Master Bathroom Tour

A reader's recent question made me realize that I hadn't yet shared pictures of our bathroom space, nor our renovated bathroom from the old house (more on that another day)! I had just cleaned our master bathroom and took advantage of it to snap some pictures. The space is amazing, you could probably fit two of our old bathroom in here! Our master bedroom is on the first floor, so this is ...

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

40 Bags in 40 Days 2015 Decluttering Challenge

Every year since 2011 I've done a project that has changed my life forever. Since then, thousands of people have joined in and changed their lives too. The project is called 40 BAGS IN 40 DAYS, and I'll explain how it can change your life too.   What is 40 Bags in 40 Days? 40 bags in 40 days is a forty day period in the spring (coinciding with the 40 days of Lent) where you ...

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