3 WAYS TO SAVE ON

Want to save on your energy bill? Here are 3 ways to cut costs.


Why I love cleaning my wood floors, even with 3 kids and a dog.

We finally ripped the carpet out of our dining room, and replaced it with wood. I’m SO thankful to have such an easy-to-clean floor in there that I don’t mind cleaning it every day. (Or almost every day).


This is baby number 3, and I know exactly what we need this time, and what's extra. Here's how I'm preparing, and how I'm keeping things super-simple this time around.

This is baby number 3, and I know exactly what we need this time, and what’s extra. Here’s how I’m preparing, and how I’m keeping things super-simple this time around.


4 Reasons You NEED to garden with your kids. Gardening is rewarding and educational, but it has even more benefits than you probably realize!

Gardening is fun, and it is work. And you absolutely should do it with your kids. Here are 4 reasons you NEED to garden with your kids.


How to declutter your closet (even if you're a fashionista). Come on, you know you need this in your life.

This is a guest post from regular contributor Lisa Favre, who blogs at Marble Crumbs. We all dream of a beautifully organized closet space. Now, imagine this: sections divided into colors and seasons, neatly folded cardigans, and matching wooden hangers. A tidy closet is possible in any home but a large part of the cleanup means getting rid


How to Create a Cleaning Rhythm that works for YOU. Routine is rigid. Rhythm flows. This is a different way to get yourself to actually succeed at keeping the house clean!

Rhythm is fluid and flexible. Routine is rigid. I can’t do rigid. So I created a cleaning rhythm for myself to work into my perfect day.
A cleaning rhythm means I know what comes next. Once I start cleaning the rhythm carries me through the chores and things go smoothly.


Decorating with family photos - how to make a house into a home.

Life can get in the way of decorating sometimes, but decorating with family photos can be a simple and achievable way to add some warmth and enjoyability!


How to organize your life with a household notebook - seriously, everyone needs one of these.

I struggled to motivate myself to complete chores as simple as doing the dishes and vacuuming my carpets. My pets and kids took over my home so much that my sister-in-law made comments about it. But my household notebook is saving me and getting me back on track. Here’s how.


How to do meal planning / menu plan even when you and your partner both work full-time. This is something so many other sites overlook!

Working full-time and running a household can get a little crazy.

Meal-planning should score a high priority on your to-do list, and there’s a simple household trick to keep the workload fair, easy, and diverse when preparing your dinners for the week.


Our real-life, real-world playroom transformation. You can do this too, I promise.

This is a guest post from regular contributor, Natalie LeBlanc-Dawson, who blogs at www.becominggranola.com .  Our first official playroom! We’ve been living in our home now for more than 7 years. We definitely bought a bigger home than we needed at the time, knowing that we would, one day, fill it with children. And here we are,


16 Crucial Tips for Organizing in 2016

Is this going to be your year of Awesome? The year you finally get organized?

Time to get started! These 16 Organizing Strategies will keep you on track throughout the year, as you strive toward meeting your goals.


How to make the perfect (organized) mud room / entryway for YOUR home - step by step, real-world tutorial. No Pinterest smoke and mirrors.

How to make the perfect (organized) mud room / entryway for YOUR home – step by step, real-world tutorial. No Pinterest smoke and mirrors.



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