Apr 152016
 

I’ve mentioned that I really enjoy cleaning and organizing.  So when spring cleaning time rolls around, I’m all in without much prodding.  Especially if I have new organization supplies or cute rubber gloves to play with.

How to make money while you spring clean! Get motivated to clean up when you see how easy it is to make money while you do it.

Not everyone gets quite as pumped at the thought of spring cleaning as I do, however.  My friends have confirmed this for me by the rolling of their eyes when I talk excitedly about organized drawers. Continue reading »

Apr 112016
 

Excited to partner with Walmart & SheSpeaks to bring you some fun ideas for spring gardening with kids!

It’s been chilly here the past few days, but it’s consistently getting warmer and more sunny every day.  Spring really wants to shine!

Spring Gardening with Kids: A DIY Upcycled Planter + Free Printable Plant Growth Tracker!

To get ready for spring we’ve been doing lots of spring cleaning, including getting the garage organized.  While he was moving things around my husband found some seeds we had left from last season.  Bubbles immediately declared that we needed to plant them.  The only problem with that was… we only had gardening soil, but no starters or planters. Continue reading »

Mar 242016
 

Thank you to The Motherhood and Kimberly-Clark for partnering with me to bring you this printable cleaning chart for preschoolers.

Bubbles loves to help around the house.  She knows where we keep the duster and often just gets it and asks if she can dust.  And if she hears the dryer buzz when it’s finished, she races me there so she can help fold clothes.

How to Make Spring Cleaning Fun for the Whole Family

The past couple of weeks we’ve had a few days of beautiful weather mixed in with some rainy cold ones.  When the sun has been out, we’ve been out with it getting a jump on our spring cleaning.  As Bubbles, of course, has wanted to be involved in that, too, I looked for a way to make it easier for her to participate. Continue reading »

Jan 152016
 

Growing up in Maine, I’ve had (more than) my fair share of experience with cold weather.  Fifty below weather was not unheard of, and below zero temps were actually common.  Heating costs were high and winter was long so everyone looked for how to stay warm efficiently and inexpensively.

Tips on How to Stay Warm Without Breaking the Bank

Some of these tips are tried and true suggestions and some of them may be a little new to you.  Hopefully some of them will help you stay toasty when you’re considering how to stay warm this winter and spring. Continue reading »

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Oct 272015
 

This shop and my home office organization has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions and shouts of joy are mine alone. #BIGDeal #CollectiveBias

I started working from home in 2008, so I’ve had a home office for many years.  As a blogger, though, my home office organization needs have changed a great deal between now and then.  I have less need for filing cabinets and more need for, say, an area to take pictures and a place to store all my “stuff”.

Home Office Organization Ideas using inexpensive shelving units!

To say that my home office had started to get a little overrun is an understatement.  I love shopping for photography props so I had plastic tubs of dishes, linens, accessories, holiday items and more.  The main problem with this, though, is that half the time I would buy something and then promptly forget I owned it.  And if I did remember owning it, finding it was another challenge. Continue reading »