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.


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.


The Crucial Information Every Babysitter Needs to Know - Get on this!

A few months ago, I ran into something rare, but was very welcomed and something I think every parent should be doing if they hire a babysitter at all – even if its just a relative. I showed up to babysit for the first time, and the parents had typed up a complete information sheet.


The Glass Storage Containers that changed my (kitchen) life.

I thought I would be in kitchen bliss when I changed to glass food storage containers. I was wrong. The old ones I had were totally lame. Then I found the BEST glass food storage containers, and my (kitchen) life changed.


15 minute tidy - how to organize kitchen spices and herbs

This post contains affiliate links. So, you’re in the kitchen, cooking, and you reach over to your spices to grab the garlic powder… and… can you grab it? Or are you digging through cinnamon, cumin, and coriander to find it? Do you have spices clogging up the works? Herbs you haven’t used in years? Bottles


Your Husband's Closet - How to Help Declutter & Organize It

Today, I helped to declutter and organize my husband’s closet – at his request. So much fun and we got it looking AMAZING together. Here’s how we did it.


7 Things to Organize Before Baby Arrives

Here’s a real-life checklist of 7 things to organize before baby arrives. You don’t need a list of 101 things to do. This is basically it. Stay sane.


Organizing - 3 Things I Learned From a Trip to the Museum

My family loves to visit museums. We visit aviation museums, science museums, children’s museums, art museums, and more. After we went to the Calvert Marine Museum in Maryland, my 2-year-old son sobbed in his car seat, “I just want to go to anovver museum. I don’t want to go to lunch. I want to go to anovver museum.”


My #1 Kitchen Organizing Tip (Plus, the no-holds-barred, open-cabinets TOUR)

I loved this kitchen. It was huge, bright, open… the granite countertops let me put hot things down on them or cut directly on them without worrying for their safety. There was plenty of room for my kids to pull step stools over to help me with food prep, or they could work on activities


Take a peek into my organized, bright, open dining room!

Our Maryland open floor plan dining room was a hub of activity, both an extension of our kitchen and an integral part of our living area. Every family dinner was eaten at this table (other than Movie Night dinners). The kids did crafts here. I set up painting or sewing projects for myself sometimes. Other



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