The Organizing Mindset for Moms :: Beyond Creative Lego Storage

  After almost 19 years of mom-ing (y’all our oldest is graduating next month!) I’ve learned a few things about keeping a sane house while raising kids (3 boys in my case). Over the years I’ve found all sorts of information about the top ten ways to store legos. But I couldn’t find the top […]

2 Porch Additions that Made All the Difference

Ahhh, porchiness. I’ve wanted a big porch throughout all of our 14 different homes and this one has the best one ever! A pair of patio doors open up (they both open which is great!) onto the porch and makes our house feel so large on nice days. The only downside to having double doors […]

Real Life in a Wanna Be Modern Farmhouse

realtor.com mfmb the faux martha source Those are my dream houses, this is my house… August 2013, the day we closed on the house I took this photo this morning. So far we’ve removed the shutters, painted the door (but I’m saving for a pair of wood doors with lots of glass) and taken out […]

5 Things People With Tidy Homes Don’t Do

Besides me, there are three teenage boys, a husband, a dog and two cats living in our home. And I’m the messiest of them all. After years of feeling bad about my messy habits, I’ve learned how to embrace the mess and I’ve also learned how to have a tidy(er) home.   I have a […]

6 Decorating Mistakes I Made in My Home in 2015

UPDATED: I started out with 4 Mistakes, but then I added two more, carry on.. I’ve been creating a home for 20 years in 14 different homes–mostly rentals, three we owned. I love home making so much that I wrote a book about it and even taught a class. So imagine my shock when it […]

Weekend Links :: Minimalist Edition

DIY Fireplace Makeover // Centsational Girl Honey I blew up the kids // Chris love Julia Tour this Sweet Rental Cottage (the Honey Pot) // Hooked on Houses A month of minimalism tips // the minimalists The Cozy Minimalist course closes on Thursday. If you’re January-ing like the rest of us and ready to evaluate […]

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