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Decorating Ideas for Little Girl’s Room

I got a blackout roller shade at The Home Depot and had it cut to size for the window in my daughter’s room. Her window has a window bench, so I thought it would be cute to put a chandelier on the shade. I used this wall decal from Blik.  It worked for a while […]

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Country Living Fair Atlanta Pictures (Part 2)

Okay, so my mother-in-law mentioned the Country Living Fair was taking place in Atlanta the SAME weekend we were scheduled to be there, so I totally made it happen. Since she couldn’t be with me, I made a point to talk LOTS of pictures for her, so she could get a feel for the kinds […]

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Two Grandpas Build DIY Firetruck Bunk Bed

Father’s Day is coming and what better way to celebrate fatherly (or grandfatherly) love than to share this DIY firetruck bed created for one lucky and much-loved little boy. My friend, Teri, posted this picture of her son’s new bed on Facebook along with a shout out to “Jack and Dad.” It turns out that Jack is […]

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Tips for Saving Energy & Water With Your Dishwasher + A Quiz!

Tips for Saving Energy & Water With Your Dishwasher + A Quiz!

It’s Earth Day, so let’s talk about the water and energy efficiency, shall we? In particular, I want to discuss my new GE dishwasher and share tips everyone can use to save energy, which saves money. Quiz! How much water does my new dishwasher use per cycle? a). 22 gallons b) 4 gallons c)  15 […]

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My New GE Dishwasher is…Quiet

As a mom, my life is full of kids and fun which pretty much translates to…noise. As a result, I have a serious appreciation for quiet. In fact, when I am in the car alone, I don’t even  listen to music anymore because I never know when my next quiet moment will be. The afternoon […]

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Holiday Decorating: Christmas Stars and Mossy Wreaths

I love the glow of Christmas tree lights. And every year we hang our own Christmas star. This will be the twelfth year. It makes me happy. And I always do the same thing in our kitchen area – hang my mossy wreaths. Do you tend to do the same thing over and over, or […]

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Clever Storage Solutions: Reusing Sturdy Boxes

Did you know sturdy produce and other boxes make excellent storage options and are available for FREE upon request at some stores? Milk Crate Boxes Some companies transport milk to grocery stores in thick cardboard boxes with handles called milk crate boxes. Organizing expert Karen Sprinkle has re-used these square containers that she got for […]

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Organization: Getting Control Over Your House

Could you use a little help getting control of the clutter and creating systems that work for you? If so, this resource may help. Organizing expert Karen Sprinkle of Organize it Data, Time and Space discovered her passion for organizing when she and her husband and three children lived in a 1400 square-foot home. (I…would be […]

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Tips for Organizing Your Kids’ Toys

Looking for a way to keep toys organized? Professional Organizer Karen Sprinkle from Organize It: Data, Time and Space says cube storage is ideal. If you are on a budget, Karen recommends these wire cubes, which are sold at Target. A four-cube set sells for $39, but she says she occasionally finds them on sale for less. If […]

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Make Your OWN Furniture: Wooden Crates

Everyone, meet Julia. My gorgeous and soon-to-be-married niece, Julia, moved into her apartment in Colorado and needed some furniture on a dime. Julia is the daughter of two brilliantly thrifty people, so she had NO problem coming up with really cool DIY furniture options. She also studied interior design, so she makes really FABULOUS things. […]

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