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How to REALLY Declutter Your Home

It is the beginning of January, so of course social media is flooded with diets, exercise plans, and tips to get organized. Everything promises fast results to make it more appealing. “How to Lose 25lbs in 6 Weeks!” “Get Toned Abs with This 5 Minute Workout!” “Declutter Your Entire House in 30 Days!” No wonder people give up so easily on their New Year’s resolutions. We can’t expect instant results. We should, however, expect to…

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2017 Crafty Year in Review

WOW! So much has happened this past year! I thought it might be fun to throw together one last blog post for the year recapping some of my favorite posts from 2017. Everything is linked if you missed it and want to go check it out! I started off 2017 very strong in the decluttering and organizing area. I keep a tally sheet and I have actually purged 95 garbage bags of “stuff” this year!…

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Wordless Wednesday- Christmas

December is always a pretty slim blogging month for me. Other bloggers are sharing all of these awesome Christmas craft tutorials and I am usually just stuck at the idea stage of any Christmas craft projects. I get all of these fabulous ideas, perhaps even purchase the supplies, and then we just get busy. That is life. I have been trying to simplify Christmas as much as possible. I don’t want it to be a…

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DIY Handwriting Copy Sign Tutorial

A new trend I have noticed is displaying portions of handwritten notes enlarged as a sign. I think it is a lovely way to remember special words. I was recently asked to create a sign with a portion of Clarence’s note from It’s a Wonderful Life so I thought I would snap a few pictures of the process to share a tutorial on the blog.   I happened to have the perfect size board already…

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Puzzle Organization

Hey there! I am still here. You can always assume that if I am not blogging it is because I am super busy with real life stuff. I tend to take on too much and end up getting really burned out. That usually results in getting sick, too. It is like my body is forcing me to slow down and take care of myself. Unfortunately, moms don’t get sick days. Even though my 4yo was…

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A Little Fall Decorating

I seem to make all of these crafty things, but I never really do much to decorate my own house. Part of it is that I feel like it is a constant battle to get the kids to clean. It is hard to decorate a mess! Some of the struggle is with my grander ideas that never happen- our lighting is terrible and there is ugly paneling everywhere! I am also really indecisive and can’t…

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Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Ideas

My kids love packing boxes for Operation Christmas Child! They love shopping to choose items for the child who will receive the box and always try to pack as much in the box as possible. I let them each choose the gender and age they want to pack a box for and we go from there. We haven’t packed shoeboxes every year. When my oldest children were little we tried it, but it caused some…

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Halloween and the Lamest Aunt Ever

I didn’t make any costumes this year. None of the kids were particularly excited about Halloween or insistent upon any particular costume idea. I was itching to sew a princess dress but there was not a single mention of Disney royalty this year. It was a little disappointing. I really need some sewing therapy! Instead, we just recycled some previously worn costumes for those who are not “too old” for Halloween. One came up with…

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