We all know those people. Those people who look perfectly put together. Those people who are never flustered. People who always arrive on time. Scratch that. Those people who are always early. Yes, some people have more on their plate than others. Some people spend more time getting ready than others. And some people are just perfect. (We hate those people.) But for the majority, those that are always on time tend to follow these…

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These are the essential paint supplies you need to paint any room in your home and a couple tips to make it even easier!  From college rentals to downtown condos, I’ve painted my share of rooms.  All of our bedrooms and bathrooms have been painted in the last couple years. Needless to say I’m a fan. It’s an easy and affordable way to spruce up a space. While I’ve hired painters from time to time,…

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My five favorite apps for organization that I use daily!  Throughout the years I’ve teetered between digital and paper organizational solutions. Although there’s something so amazingly gratifying about crossing off an accomplished task, I tend to be more of a digital gal. At the same time, I try to limit the number of organizing solutions I have on my phone. I find that when there’s too many solutions, none of them actually solve the problem.…

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I’m sharing my ultimate list of all the things I accomplished before I had my baby. It’s the list of what to do before you’re due! When I first found out I was pregnant, I was elated. Totally overjoyed. Then I got to work. Got to work figuring out what the heck I needed to do to prepare. I was looking for that huge laundry list. A laundry list of all the little things that…

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This morning I spent some time checking out all my favorite stores finding the best Labor Day deals on organization, storage and cleaning supplies.   I was disappointed at the lack of steals at some stores,  but pleasantly surprised with the Labor Day sales at others (Hello Ebay!). Along with the expected discount on great summer seasonal items, there were some good finds on baskets, trays and storage solutions. After several hours of online shopping,…

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Here’s our easy and fun pregnancy announcement puzzles that we made to announce my pregnancy to our grandparents! When I first found out that I was pregnant, I was so excited to tell Joe when he came home from work. Then once he knew … we waited. And waited. What was actually a really short amount of time before telling family and friends seemed a lot longer than it really was. But it was the…

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The smartest way to store your Christmas cards: digitally!  As soon as I found out I was pregnant I started nesting. Right away. Like THAT day.  And I started on the Christmas cards. We’ve got great storage space in our town house and I definitely put to the test. Lots of Container Store bins line our closets, several of which were storing a decade of Christmas cards. Now I love Christmas and love giving &…

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Who else finds coins all over the house? Here’s our latest organization solution specifically to store all that loose change!  Each month I’m taking on a common organization challenge and tackling it with a thrift store item. I love when great organization solutions end up being affordable. It’s always a win-win.  All it takes is a little patience, DIYing and a great thrift store find! This month we’re tackling all that loose change with:  ||| DIY Coin…

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