After Christmas Tips

After Christmas Tips

That's it, the big day has gone by.  Hard to believe huh?  Now it's time to focus on cleaning up, putting away, doing the returns and making the most of sales.  Before you head out to the stores and go crazy, here are a few tips and ideas to keep in mind. 1.  Take a photo id with you. Many places prevent fraud by asking for this now.  It's common practice so make sure you have it on hand and ...

Holiday Tips From HGTV’s Open Concept Hosts

I was seriously lucky to have Ashley Tuner and Whitney Gainer answer some of my questions on holiday decor for you, my readers!!  IF you don't know them, they are the hosts of HGTV's  Open Concept, — and sisters — are two power tool-wielding DIY queens, on a mission to turn houses into homes. The two manufacturing mavens– transformed a hobby into a dream career, and are self-taught ...

Organizing Hacks for the Holidays

Cards on Book Ring

You're busy during the holidays.  The last thing you want to think about is organizing on top of all that cooking, shopping and running around you're doing.  Well, just like most things in life, what you put in determines what you get out.  A little time investment to organize, will go a long way on saving you time, money and frustration down the road.  Here are three simple tips and tricks to ...

Ornament Organization

Ornament Organizer

Ornaments are a big part of the holidays.  However, they are an organizational nightmare.  They come in different materials, sizes and shapes, thus making them a challenge to store in a uniform manner. Here are a few creative ways to store your ornaments from year to year so that they are usable for generations to come. Of course there are traditional ornament storage box. These can be ...

More Stuff In, Means More Stuff Out!

More Stuff In, More Stuff Out

Christmas can be overwhelming as it adds a lot of stuff to our already crowded homes.  This year, take time and make sure that you put your presents away with care.  Take the time to clean out your storage spaces (closets, basement, and garage) and donate what you don't use or wear.  Donate any unused items such as kitchen items, linens, Christmas decorations, and sports equipment.  This will ...

9 Of My Favorite Things

Favorite Things

So I wanted to just give you a glimpse into some of my favorite things for the holiday season. There is no rhyme or reason to this list.  Some aren't even clutter free!  (Gasp!).  However, they are things I love and would LOVE to receive.  Santa are you listening? 1.  Zebra Nine's custom designs never disappoint.  They are beautiful, durable and meaningful.  For jewelry like this you'd ...

Gift Guide 2014-For When You’re REALLY Stumped

Gift guide

Sometimes you really want to get that special someone something, well, special.  I wanted to gather together a few items for you that are still useful and they are beautiful and thoughtful.  Read on to get inspired.  Have another idea?  Share it in the comment below with us! **Please note I received samples of some of these items in order to write these reviews.  My opinions are my own and were ...

Organizing Gift Guide

Organizing Gift Guide

**Please note I received samples of some of these products in order to facilitate this review.  My opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.** Want to help someone get organized?  These gifts will help them get started on the right foot.  Getting organized isn't easy, but these products it will be a little more fun.  Instead of gifts that become clutter, give something that ...