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Cozy Up Your Couch with Pillows and Throws

Cozy Up Your Couch with Pillows and Throws

We are having a heatwave this weekend in Southern California – but most of the rest of the country is well into fall! You may be thinking of ways to bring a little warmth into your home about now, so I’ve brought you a selection […]

Create a Coffee Bar From an Outdated Wet Bar

Create a Coffee Bar From an Outdated Wet Bar

With a little cash and a little more elbow grease, it is possible to create a beautiful, functional coffee bar that gets used every morning! This project took a bit of planning but ultimately, it was one of the quicker DiY projects we have taken […]

How to Deep Clean a Coffee Maker

How to Deep Clean a Coffee Maker

What kind of coffee maker do you use? More and more people are upgrading to a french press or pour-over style these days. When we were in Italy, I fell in love with the Moka Pot, and I used it every morning. Back at home, […]

Update A Dresser With New Drawer Knobs

Update A Dresser With New Drawer Knobs

Today’s post is another of the short and simple variety. I am going to show you a 10-minute trick to update a dresser with new drawer knobs. When we remodeled our master bathroom, we removed but did not replace the old tub. We chose to […]

How to Remove Scratch Marks From Your Plates

How to Remove Scratch Marks From Your Plates

Pull out any one of your everyday plates right now, and take a look at it. Do you see a zillion little scratches all over the surface? The plate is not dirty – it’s just scratched up from daily use! Today’s short and sweet post […]

My Three Favorite Small Kitchen Appliances

My Three Favorite Small Kitchen Appliances

Today I present you with my three favorite small kitchen appliances. What Makes an Appliance a Favorite? What qualifies them as favorites? Well, since it’s me writing this, first and foremost they must be practical! That means that they really do what they say they […]

3 Spots You Don’t Want to Miss When Cleaning Your Bathroom

3 Spots You Don’t Want to Miss When Cleaning Your Bathroom

Today I’d like to talk to you about your bathroom. Yeah, it’s not my favorite topic, either, but I wanted to share 3 little secrets with you. You know how when you finish cleaning your bathroom, sometimes it still just doesn’t seem clean? You’ve scrubbed […]

Simple Ways to Make Your House Feel Like Fall

Simple Ways to Make Your House Feel Like Fall

Living in Southern California, it really doesn’t feel much like fall around here. I’m still running around barefoot most of the day, but I would like to at least give my home a bit of that cozy fall feeling. So I am taking a look […]

One Simple Tip to Make Laundry Easier

One Simple Tip to Make Laundry Easier

Can I confess? I actually don’t mind doing laundry. I’d rather do laundry than a lot of other household chores. I like the feeling I get when the laundry is washed, dried, folded, and put away – in other words, finished. I’d rather do laundry […]

The Four Priorities of Fall House Cleaning

The Four Priorities of Fall House Cleaning

Ugh, it’s time to think about Fall House Cleaning! Didn’t we all just do our Spring Cleaning? House Cleaning in Fall It seems like we just cleaned the darned house. Why do we have to do another big cleaning now? I just want to drink […]

The Great Big List of Fall Home Maintenance Projects

The Great Big List of Fall Home Maintenance Projects

Ah, Fall…visions of apple picking, hayrides, pumpkin carnivals…and the reality of a whole heck of a lot of home maintenance projects!  “Winter is coming.” So say the Starks of Winterfell, and they are not wrong. Fall is the season in which we clean up, close […]

How to Wash a Wool Blanket

How to Wash a Wool Blanket

How do you wash a wool blanket? What if it’s very old? How do you spot-treat stains? How do you dry it without shrinking? Fear not. Washing a wool blanket is actually a very easy process. I’ll take you through it step by step, until […]

Mrs. Meyer’s Acorn Spice Scent:  A Product Review

Mrs. Meyer’s Acorn Spice Scent: A Product Review

This post offers a review of Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day cleaning products in the Acorn Sprice scent. Shopping Fun at Target My mother doesn’t like Target. I don’t know why. I thought everybody liked Target, so it was quite a surprise to find out that […]

5 Bad Habits That Sabotage Your House Cleaning Efforts

5 Bad Habits That Sabotage Your House Cleaning Efforts

Are your bad habits sabotaging your efforts to get your house clean? Cleaning the house day in and day out is nobody’s idea of a good time (well, nobody I’ve ever met!) Unfortunately, it does have to be done, and done repeatedly. Despite what my […]

The Essential Collection of Back to School Routines

The Essential Collection of Back to School Routines

Is your family in the throws of the back-to-school frenzy? In the blink of an eye, August has rolled back onto our calendars. For many families with children, August signals the start of another school year. One of the best ways to start the school […]

How to Come Home From Vacation to an Organized Home

How to Come Home From Vacation to an Organized Home

There are certain things I do before I travel out of town that make my return so much easier. And while I love going away, coming home is a wonderful feeling, too. This is especially true if I can come home to a clean, organized […]

19 Easy Ways to Organize Dog Supplies

19 Easy Ways to Organize Dog Supplies

Is it possible to get all of your dog’s supplies organized? If you are blessed to have a dog, you know that he/she is so much more than just a “pet” – dogs are part of the family!  Like any other family member, dogs can […]

Essential Oils to Naturally Scent Your Home

Essential Oils to Naturally Scent Your Home

After last week’s post about creating natural home fragrance using a crockpot, I got a number of questions about the use of essential oils in aromatherapy. In this post I will give you directions to make two very simple types of air fresheners using essential […]

Natural Home Fragrance Using a Slow Cooker

Natural Home Fragrance Using a Slow Cooker

I’ve always loved candles, not just for the ambience of a flickering flame in the dark, but also for the wonderful fragrance they can add to a room.  Lately, however, the scents more often seem to be “off” to me – that is, they seem […]

7 Ways to Use a Serving Platter in Your Home

7 Ways to Use a Serving Platter in Your Home

I didn’t know how much I needed it until I saw it. The most wonderful serving platter ever to exist on the face of this earth. The perfect size. Square, but softened and slightly wavy around the lip. Brilliant white. Simple, but at the same […]