The Great Purge 2014-Our Refrigerator

The Great Purge 2014- Our Refrigerator

This is what our refrigerator looked like when I began.  You absolutely could not fit one more item in it!

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Project #6 of Purging, Polishing and Prepping- The Bottom Freezer-UGH!

How many of you have ever been working on a project and then experience a sudden “SURPRISE”!

Today was one of those days.

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Handpainted Uncle Sam Picket How-To

Patriotic Uncle Sam Picket


Completed Uncle Sam Picket


I was recently offered several free picket fence posts.  Of course, I said YES!  Now, I need to decide what to do with them.

In honor of the upcoming holiday Uncle Sam was my first project.

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15 Money Saving Laundry Tips & Tricks

Who doesn’t like to save time and energy especially on laundry?

I know I do and I am ready to share my top 15 laundry tips with you. Read more »

The Great Purge of 2014-The Junk Room

What a mess!

When we first moved in to this house two and a half years ago, this “beautiful” orange room was my sister’s.  Even two years after she has moved out, we still call it “Aprils room”, however it should be named the “Junk Room”.

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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. Read more »

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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