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

Five on Friday – Five Minute Projects

I decided today deserved a five on friday post.  Today's post is going to be five short five minute projects you can do this weekend to organize your home!  Sometimes it's those 5 minute projects that really motivate you to get started on something bigger!  Set your timer...see if you can get it done in just five minutes.  The key is to not get distracted by something else and to not linger over the project at hand.  None of these are meant to be super emotionally ...continue reading

I Love Chests!

One of my favorite storage tools often goes unrecognized.  Many people assume that a chest is only used for clothing in a bedroom.  I would like to hold your hand and help you step out of the box and think about using chests/dressers as storage all over your house.   I love to use them to organize all over my house.  Here is a chest that a client of mine just purchased to use in her living room.  She had it painted a fun color to add a little pop in her decor.  She plans ...continue reading

Five Minute “Spruce It Up” Projects

Here are a couple of really simple ideas for sprucing up your home.  These were two ideas I had for a client this past week.  The first came about because she has several really beautiful scarves.  She accessorizes with these more frequently than jewelry and so we decided to turn them into something decorative for her bedroom.  We found this hook rack at Target and put it up on the wall by her dresser.  Voila...beautiful scarves to look at even when they aren't on her ...continue reading