January 14, 2015

National Organize Your Home Day

Fo' realz...

...January 14th is National Organize Your Home Day.

It makes perfect sense, with so many of us resolving to be more organized and simplify our lives, why not make a national holiday for it?

So, in honor of such a momentous day, I've gathered a few posts to help you get started.  Just remember, National Organize Your Home Day isn't just a day, it should live in your hearts all year long.  ;)


September 23, 2014

Fairy Bread


Do you know what kids love?


Put colorful sugary sprinkles on something and they'll love it!

Kids also like PB & J sandwiches.  Mine especially like when I put honey on it, too.  Guess what happened when I put sprinkles on her PB & J (plus honey!) sandwich the other day and used a cookie cutter on the top piece of bread (revealing awesome colorful sugary goodness)?

I got the Mom of the Year Award, that's what!

Wanna hear your son or daughter exclaim that you're totally awesome and the best parent ever?  One word for you:



Sprinkles = Fairy Bread

It's a real thing.

Robert Louis Stevenson even said so.

August 28, 2014

Two Minute Bedroom Update

Sometimes you just need a little pink in your life.  Am I right?

And faux fur.



Making a space happy doesn't have to be expensive or take a ton of time.  Moving into our new home has been expensive (we're working on putting in a yard, landscaping, finishing our basement, building out our fireplace and adding a mantel, while also adding molding throughout the house - whew!) so buying new furniture and decorative items is mostly on the back burner until things settle down a bit.

Until then...

...Ikea to the rescue!

A pair of new velvet cushion covers and a faux sheepskin throw add some color and texture to a bland room.  The pink velvet covers were only $7 a pop, and everyone's favorite faux rug is just $9.99!  Seriously.  #ikeadoesitagain

Here's the bland before:

Pandora (left) and Ty Purrington (right) are my little yin and yang bookends.  Something definitely has their attention.  My guess it the milk man...or a fish truck. ;)

Obviously, nothin' fancy.

Here's the two-minute spruce up:

Pandora...such a poser! ;)

Again, nothin' fancy, but in person, let me tell you, it made a huge difference!

Layer, layer, layer!  I'm tellin' you.  Layers, people.  Like an onion.  Or cakes.  Or parfaits.  'Cause ain' nobody say they don't like no parfait.

P.S. Notice only one dresser (psst, it's on the left)?  Guess what?  It's not there anymore!  New bedside tables and an organized dressing room/closet update coming later this week (Hint: If you follow my Instagram, you've seen a sneak peek)!


Q:  So what have you been sprucing up lately?  What's your best two-minute update?  Do you love Ikea like I do?  What are your cat's names?