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How to Organize Your Closet So That It Stays Organized

How to Organize Your Closet So That It Stays Organized

My closet layout 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 you read is talking about purging your wardrobe. And that’s a good thing. But once you complete […]

Dry January:  Tips, Tricks, and Benefits

Dry January: Tips, Tricks, and Benefits

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 Inspiring Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

14 Inspiring 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 […]

10 Inspiring Decluttering Quotes

10 Inspiring Decluttering Quotes

Was one of your resolutions that this year would finally be the year you got *choke* organized? And now, time has passed, and you have nothing to show for it? Are you waiting for someone or something to inspire your decluttering journey? Did you say […]

8 Online Sources for Top Quality Vegetable Seeds

8 Online Sources for Top 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. Gardening is the #1 hobby in the country! It’s certainly one of my favorite ways to spend a sunny afternoon. I even enjoy the preparatory […]

The Joy of Belonging to a Community Garden

The Joy of Belonging to a Community Garden

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 […]

Understanding the Basics of Fair Trade

Understanding the Basics of Fair Trade

Do You Understand the Basics of the Fair Trade Movement, and how it impacts people around the world? Like many people, I have long been familiar with the term “Fair Trade”, mostly associating it with coffee and chocolate. I understood the basics of fair trade, […]

What to Expect When You Are Getting Carpet Installed

What to Expect When You Are Getting Carpet Installed

Since we are in the process ourselves, I thought it would be a good idea to put together a quick guide to getting new carpet installed. There’s a lot to be done to simplify the process, as I have learned! You’d think choosing from the […]

Organize Your Home Without All the Stress

Organize Your Home Without All the Stress

Three Levels of Organizing Lead to Your Perfect Home With all the incredible homes we see on tv, in magazines, and online, it’s easy to feel like our own home needs to measure up. Most of us are not professional organizers and decorators, so this […]

The Most Efficient Way to Fold Clothes

The Most Efficient Way to Fold Clothes

Some people love the KonMari method of tidying up, and some people just don’t. I’m sort of mixed in between, and can see pros and cons. But if you are looking for the perfect method of how to fold clothes, Marie Kondo is the one […]

9 Ways to Make Toy Clean-Up Easy and Fun

9 Ways to Make Toy Clean-Up Easy and Fun

Try these fun games to get your kids to clean up their toys – without tears or complaining! The good news – it’s really not as hard as you think to get kids to clean up their toys.  Yes, these games require a little more […]