05 – Homemaking

Real Life Kitchen Organization Tips

I love a beautiful Pinterest picture of color coded, chalkboard labeled cabinets and pantries, don’t you? Beauty, especially in the everyday, appeals to us all. You know what is MORE appealing though? A PRACTICAL and beautiful organized space. I’ve been working through Clean Mama’s Homekeeping Society & our November focus was the kitchen. My system […] Read more…

Organizing for Spring

***This article originally appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Traverse Bay Family Magazine.  It has been preprinted with permission.***  Every year, people all over the country start talking about spring cleaning. A holdover from when everyone used to heat with wood, people took advantage of the fact that they no longer need to use […] Read more…

Spring Brunches & Punches

***This article originally appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Traverse Bay Family Magazine. It has been reprinted with permission.*** I love throwing a good brunch. Especially being pregnant, it really is the best time of day for me to entertain. I’m pretty much out of energy by dinner and eating late gives me heartburn. […] Read more…

Simplify Everything 2015 {Task 21 – Gadgets}

This entry is part of 21 in the series Simplify Everything 2015

This entry is part of 21 in the series Simplify Everything 2015Today’s Simplify Everything 2015 task is for those pesky unitaskers. I don’t know about you, but I detest unitaskers.   I hate gadgets that only do one thing, like slice bananas, or eggs, or hull strawberries or crush garlic.   Besides having only one purpose, […] Read more…

“Decorating” Your Home for Lent

I am not usually on top of the whole decorating your home thing. I despise clutter and I hate trying to keep the little ones out of everything. BUT I have this corner shelf (my “mantle”) that our builder made in some wasted space by our stairs. Unfortunately, it’s proximity to the stairs makes it a clutter catcher for stuff […] Read more…

Simplify Everything 2015 {Task 16 – Teacher Supplies}

This entry is part 4 of 21 in the series Simplify Everything 2015

This entry is part 4 of 21 in the series Simplify Everything 2015Today is the day for you to go through your office supplies. We’ve done the kids school supplies and the art/craft supplies.  Today it’s time for your office supplies.   Go through your drawer, shelf or closet and purge your office supplies. Do you […] Read more…

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