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Getting My Act Together

At the beginning of the year I was challenged to come up with a word to focus on this year. I couldn’t really come up with a specific word, but I had the general idea that I wanted to “get my act together.” I bought a cute planner and decided I was going to be organized. I love my planner and it is a great start, but sometimes it gets lost on the mess of my…

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8 Tips that Help Me Declutter

Last February, I began a major decluttering campaign in my house. It wasn’t consistent. I went through spurts where I purged a lot more than others. Still, any progress is better than no progress. I got rid of over 50 garbage bags of stuff! Picture that for a minute. And I still have a long ways to go. When I am feeling overwhelmed and can’t understand why I can’t keep the house clean, I think…

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An Imperfectly Merry Christmas

It has been awhile. I know. I have been super busy, so I have a lot to update here on the blog. If you are looking for something crafty, there is not so much of that in this post. However, I feel the need to do more writing about real life. In November, I was asked to be a part of a MOPS panel on Holiday traditions and encouraging thankfulness and kindness in our children.…

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How to get the authentic farmhouse look in 5 easy steps

Fixer Upper seems to have sparked a huge decorating trend. Everyone wants the “farmhouse look” in their homes. I grew up on a farm. We have a little farmette now. I have a little bit of insider perspective. So, here is how to get the farmhouse look in 5 easy steps. 1. Buy a farm. I never said it was gonna’ be cheap. 2. Get some animals. It seems like everyone starts with chickens. That is…

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Fall Decorating with Kids- How it Backfired

The girls did a few fall crafts this year in a failed attempt to keep them busy and out of trouble. It was a nice thought. 😉 So, in an effort to keep it real around here, I thought we would do a little exhibit of “Craft & Consequence” Craft: First up, the girls made this lovely glittered fall leaf garland decorating their playhouse. All I did was hot glue the ribbons to the backs…

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