Laundry Horror to Laundry Haven

We live in a 1960's ranch house.  Evidently when they built my house noone thought it was important to put the laundry room inside the house.  Instead they thought it would be fun to put it in a storage room off the carport.  So yes,  I have been known to run half naked out to the laundry room to grab a pair of jeans that are still in the dryer...you know you do it to! It's hot in the summer and cold in the winter...no one wants to put on their winter coat to go fetch ...continue reading

Consignment Time!

I love shopping consignment sales.  But even more than shopping I love selling my children's outgrown things at consignment sales.  I participate in two sales every year...well it's the same sale that happens twice a year.  It is at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds and it's called Kidsignments (www.kidsignments.com).  They have a sale in February every year and another in August.  I have been shopping this sale for 9 years!  I have only missed one sale in all that time ...continue reading

Closet Before and After

Sometimes all it takes is a little motivation and another person's eye to get your closet working well for you.  I had just that situation recently when a client wanted to redo her closet.  We didn't have a lot of time to work together so we tag teamed her closet.  She spent a late night pulling everything out of her closet and getting rid of many things.  She left me with the clothes that she wanted to go back into her closet and left me alone, in charge.  I was able to ...continue reading

Making Winter Clothes Last Longer

Every year my sons arms grow.  Every single year.  Can you believe it? Ha! He even outgrows his clothing!  But seriously, I have to convert to the spring/summer wardrobe and to make the winter wardrobe stretch a bit furthur I have found I can convert some of Jackson's long sleeve shirts into short sleeves.  He often has shirts that look like they are two shirts. So I cut out the undershirt part. It usually starts at the shoulder of the shirt. And voila...long ...continue reading

Do It With Me: Spring Clothing Purge Challenge

I  came down with a fever today...a spring cleaning fever!  If you know me well...then you know I actually don't like to clean at all.  So when I get the fever I purge closets.  Today I decided it was my turn to purge things out of my own closet.  I have had a stack of those "too small" clothes sitting in the top of my closet for way too long.  It was time to just let go. I also had 50 hangers worth of things in my closet that I just needed to let go of...they were ...continue reading