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How to Arrange Your Closet for Peak Efficiency

How to Arrange Your Closet for Peak Efficiency

Scroll down to the bottom of this post to get my FREE Super Simple Closet Layout Guide AND Bonus Tips for Extra Efficiency My system works for any closet, for men’s and women’s clothing, and takes less than one hour to set up! Lately it seems like every third article […]

31 DAYS:  DRY JANUARY

31 DAYS: DRY JANUARY

I’m really pleased to introduce a guest writer for this post, Meaghan Roach. Meaghan works as a Research Scientist for Health Policy, and yes, she’s my daughter! Meaghan is an intrepid traveler, adventurous hiker, amazing baker, and rescue dog lover. Always up for a new […]

14 Best Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

14 Best Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether You are Single or Coupled and at Home or Out! I know some people really get excited about Valentine’s Day, with the hearts and flowers and chocolates and dinner at a fancy restaurant.  And I am happy for them.  For some reason, though, it’s […]

Online Resources for Quality Vegetable Seeds

Online Resources for Quality Vegetable Seeds

Do you enjoy gardening?  It’s estimated that 27 million people across the U.S.A. consider gardening to be a favorite hobby, making it the #1 hobby in the country! It’s certainly one of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon! Amazingly, one in three households […]

Community Gardens

Community Gardens

Anyone who’s known me for a while knows about my love of gardening.  Even though we have moved houses often (like, ten times in less than thirty years often!), I’ve always made room to grow flowers and vegetables.  I’ve had large swaths of grass removed […]

Connect with: Fair Trade

Connect with: Fair Trade

Connect With: is a monthly feature in which we take the time to dig a little deeper into a particular subject matter as it relates to home design.  This month’s interview is with Teresa Baxter, long-time Fair Trade activist and one of the founders of […]

Carpet Installation Preparation Guide

Carpet Installation Preparation Guide

Getting New Carpet?  Here’s How to Prepare for Installation It’s hard to believe we are in the final stages of our whole-home renovation.  The end is in sight, although it still seems impossibly far away. One of the very last items on the list is […]

Create a Home You Love Without Stressing Out!

Create a Home You Love Without Stressing Out!

Three Steps to Your Perfect Home You can define the level of action you decide to put into each of your home decorating, organizing, and renovating actions.  You don’t have to do everything all at once – or at all! So often, we get caught […]

The Best Way to Fold Your Clothes

The Best Way to Fold Your Clothes

Tidying Up With Marie Kondo Have you been watching the Netflix miniseries Tidying up with Marie Kondo?   As a self-described Organizing Nerd, I binged right through it when it first came out – and I may have re-watched an episode or two since then. I […]

Creative Ways to Encourage Children to Put Away Their Toys

Creative Ways to Encourage Children to Put Away Their Toys

Hey, parents – here are some easy techniques to encourage your kids to pick up their toys.  Just make it a game! The good news – these techniques are really easy to implement.  Yes, they require a little more effort than just asking your kids to pick up – […]