The Great Purge of 2014-The Master Bedroom

Welcome to Our Master Bedroom

(the drop off/storage area upstairs)

Let’s get one thing clear up front. 

If you are looking for a home out of “Better Homes and Gardens” or any other magazine, this is not the blog post to see.  We are a regular family with three teens, five cats, one dog and a gift for collecting things, and those things have accumulated.  Many of them in our master bedroom.

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Homemade Laundry Soap Guest Post

Homemade Laundry Soap

(something I’ve been wanting to try for years)

Here is a homemade laundry soap testimonial that a long-time friend submitted.

Homemade Laundry Soap Tutorial

Guest Post by Callie J.

My Mother in law found this wonderful homemade laundry soap recipe on Pinterest and shared it with me.

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The Great Purge of 2014-Outside

Yep, today’s purge was accomplished outside, in the fresh air. Click here to continue reading the full post »



The Great Purge Of 2014-Our Daughter’s Closet

The Great Purge of 2014

Our 89 Piece Closet Purge FB

Day 1

My Daughter’s Clothes

To begin our journey into purging our home I chose to begin with my 14 year old daughter’s bedroom.

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Surviving Life’s Ups and Downs

Yes, we are back FINALLY!

For those of you that don’t know-May was a very hard month for us.  We had a few highs and a lot of lows.

This post wont have any crafts, decorating or thrifty ideas; instead it will be very personal and share the changes that are coming to the blog as our life changes (hopefully in a BIG way).

The good news is, I got to know our insurance company and their support team better than I ever wanted between the fire in March and the car accident at the end of May (don’t worry besides bruises and aches everyone is ok).

Both of these occurrences were actually blessings in disguise.

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Dual Sided Decorating Blocks

How many of you like to decorate for every holiday but do not have the space to store everything?

  These DIY dual sided decorating blocks are perfect for multiple uses and can be created for any combination of holidays.

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15 Unusual Uses for a Pampered Chef Pan Scraper

 

15 Unusual Uses for a Pampered Chef Pan Scraper (besides cleaning dishes)

15 Unusual Uses for My Pampered Chef Scraper

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Handpainted Stepping Stone How-to

Want to create a one of a kind gift for a parent, friend or yourself?

This hand-painted stepping stone is perfect!

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30+ Ways We Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

30 + Ways We Reduce, Reuse & Recycle

Reduce, Reuse & Recycle, these are words every home should use whenever possible for a multitude of reasons, including helping the environment and saving money.

I come from a long line of frugal women.

Long before “Going Green” was “in”, my family was reducing, reusing and recycling.

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Simple Easter Decor & More

Simple Easter Decor & More Easter Decor Ducklings

Yep, I am finally getting around to posting the last of our spring decor series at almost 11:00pm on a Saturday night.

I am a procrastinator.  I admit it.

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