Jul 302016

Thank you to At Home stores for partnering with me to share dorm room storage ideas.

Bubbles starts kindergarten in less than a couple of weeks.  Getting her ready for school has had me thinking back to all my first days of school, from kindergarten to high school and even to college.

Dorm Room Storage Ideas - Increase your living space by maximizing the use of your closet and a few wheeled carts

We have a few years before we need to think about college planning again, but I have friends who are sending their kids for the first time.  I wanted to share some of the easy dorm room storage ideas that were most beneficial to me as a college student.  Some of them are so obvious, you may not have even thought of them! Continue reading »

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 »

Aug 262015

Did you just purchased a new home and you’d like a few noticeable yet inexpensive updates?   Or maybe like us, you’ve lived in your kitchen for a few years and you want a fresh look without breaking the bank.  Whatever the case may be, you can make an impact in the kitchen for not a lot of money with these budget kitchen remodel ideas.

Budget Kitchen Remodel Ideas

5 Under $100: Budget Kitchen Remodel Ideas - if you're looking to freshen up your kitchen without breaking the bank, here are 5 inexpensive remodeling projects under $100 each. Try one or all! Continue reading »

Nov 092014

This Sauder furniture post is sponsored by TapInfluence. All words and opinions are my own.

A few months ago my Gram passed away.  I haven’t really mentioned it much – if at all – but those who are regular readers probably noticed that there were a few long stretches of little to no posting.

Christmas was always a huge holiday at my grandparents’ house, and I can vividly remember just how she had it decorated every year.  After she passed, a few of those pieces came to me.  I don’t have quite the same setup she did and so I’ve been trying to figure out where to display them.

Assembling our Sauder furniture dresser Continue reading »

Oct 242014

Decorating for any holiday can get a little overwhelming.  Do you buy things after the season when they’re on sale, then store and hope you remember where you put them next year?  Do you try and make everything leading up to the holiday?  And what about last-minute parties or guests for whom you want your house to look spooky?

Easy Last-Minute Halloween Decoration Ideas

There are a few last-minute Halloween decoration ideas that will help you pull everything together easily and stress-free.  Many of them are inexpensive, too, like my DIY Halloween candy dish. Continue reading »