Spring Organization: Storage Containers that Work (Part 1)

Storage Solutions Though I have faithfully followed the Kon Mari decluttering method, the one thing I have “cheated on” is the use of storage containers. I have already shared a couple of my favorite storage solutions, including my beauty supply bins, and my lazy susan spice rack. Although I have used and loved most of my …

Spring Cleaning: How to Organize Papers and Books

side by side comparison of office clean out

Papers, Papers, Papers One of the biggest headaches/sources of clutter in our household is paperwork. Papers, papers, everywhere! Mail, bills, sentimental items, children’s artwork, children’s schoolwork, etc. To solve our paper problem, I made the office our official dumping ground for all paperwork. This worked well for the rest of the house, but I would find …

Friday Favorites: What I am Loving Lately

Spring is so close, but I do feel the need to give a quick shout-out to the favorites that helped me survive this (thankfully very mild) winter. Hand and Nail Care Products My cuticles and nails get cracked and dry in the winter. I am hard on my hands, so I decided to make a conscious …

Spring Decorations: It’s Easier Than You Think

Happy March, everyone! Spring is still officially about 3 weeks away, but that doesn’t bother me. Spring decorations have been in the works for the past week at my house. I do a couple of simple switch-ups from my winter decorations, and we are ready for spring! Dish Towels in the Kitchen These bunny dish towels …

KonMari in the Kitchen: Spice Cabinet Clean Out, plus a Cincinnati-Style Chili

cincinnati chili

KonMari in the Kitchen: Spice Cabinet Clean Out My KonMari decluttering has now moved into the kitchen! (Master closet and beauty products have already been KonMari’d). I remember when we first moved into our house, marveling at the entire cabinet with a built-in lazy susan just for spices! Both my husband and I cook a lot, and …

Run Faster! How I Shaved 30 Seconds Off my Mile Pace

I completed my first 2017 goal – I continued running through the winter by completing a 6-week treadmill challenge! And, the challenge resulted in a bonus – a faster mile pace. Before the 6-week challenge, I timed my fastest mile on the treadmill at 8:34. After the treadmill challenge, my mile pace was slashed to 8:04. Thirty …

You are a Special Snowflake: Indoor Snow & Ice Activities

You are a Special Snowflake This is the time of year for winter science with the preschoolers, which includes snow science, snow slime, arctic animals, hibernation, ice science, brrr… you get the idea. Since the weather is sometimes too severe to go outside and explore (or in the case of this winter – warm and …

Kon Mari Method: Master Closet Clean Out plus ThredUP

KonMari Decluttering Continues As you know, I have been going through all of my belongings, category by category, cleaning out and decluttering my home. My initial goal was to declutter the entire house in the months of January and February. I am beginning to wonder if I accounted for the reality that life must carry on simultaneously! Currently, I am STUCK …

Valentine’s Day Craft: STEAM Sun Catchers

Follow my blog with Bloglovin   A STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) project that doubles as a Valentine’s decoration? Yes, please! One of my favorite things to do is to use science to create a pretty art project. Even if your child “doesn’t like science” or “doesn’t want to do a craft”, everyone …

A Simple Way to Connect with Your Little Valentines: “Mom and Me” Journals

Follow my blog with Bloglovin With Valentine’s Day coming up soon, I thought I would share a sweet idea I have begun with my two little Valentines! What is a “Mom and Me” Journal? Well, it can be anything you want it to be! For us, it is a way to better communicate one-on-one with each of …

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