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"A designer knows when he has reached perfection not when there is nothing left to add but when there is nothing left to take away."

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Our Orchard House Summer Home Tour, white kitchen, cottage kitchen

Our plain, builder grade home started out as a blank slate, but we’ve been working hard to make it our own! Come take our summer home tour to see the progress we’ve made so far! Hello, hello, friends! I am SO excited to welcome you to our Summer Home Tour today! In recent months, our...

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The Lazy Girl's Guide to Creating Pretty Planters will help you decorate your outdoor space beautifully, even if you have a black thumb! All you need is my secret weapon! | #outdoordecor #outdoordecorating #exterior #exteriors #gardening #plants #craftsman #craftsmanstyle #craftsmanexterior

This lazy girl’s guide to creating pretty planters will help you decorate your outdoor space beautifully, even if you have a black thumb! All you need is my secret weapon! 😉 I am still fairly new to decorating exterior spaces. You see, before we lived in our current house, I spent most of my adult...

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IKEA BESTA Entertainment Unit with Styled Shelves in a Farmhouse Living Room

It can be a challenge to know how to decorate shelves, but this foolproof formula will teach you how to style shelves beautifully in no time! I am so thrilled to be joining some of my favorite bloggers for a fun mantel/shelf decorating extravaganza today! My friend Krista from The Happy Housie was so kind...

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Free Printable Decluttering Calendar for Decluttering Clothes

Decluttering clothes has never been easier! Grab my free printable decluttering calendar and have neat and tidy drawers and closets by the end of the month! Introducing…Monthly Decluttering Challenges! Sometimes the hardest part of decluttering can be knowing how to get started. It can feel like an overwhelming task, so recently I started trying to...

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Wooden Love Seat in Summer Sunroom / Morning Room

It’s been way too long since I’ve shared updates to our sunroom decor, and it’s all decorated for summer too! I feel like the past few months have been sort of an odd season when it comes to progress on our house. We’ve been busy working on different rooms, but our projects have all been...

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How to Plan Out Your Blog Posts and Be More Intentional, Free Printable Planning Worksheet

This organized blog post planning printable will help you be more intentional about your content and increase the potential to create a viral blog post! [I haven’t written a post about blogging in a while, but I’ve been using a little cheat sheet that has been helping me be more intentional about my blog posts,...

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Oil Rubbed Bronze Farmhouse Chandelier from Vaulted Ceiling in the Sunroom

When we moved into our new house, I had to choose light fixtures for just about every single room… and they had to be beautiful AND affordable! Wait until you see what we chose! One thing I didn’t realize when we built our house was that I was going to have to get really, really...

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Sweet and Simple Last Minute Mother's Day Gift Idea with Free Printables

This sweet and simple last minute Mother’s Day gift idea is the perfect mix of thoughtful and easy-to-execute! Grab the free printables and get ready to “WOW!” mom (or grandma)! It’s no secret that I love to plan, but something that you may not know about me is that I have a habit of putting...

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Board and Batten Wall

We added character to our builder basic living room by installing a board and batten wall treatment! We'll walk you through the DIY tutorial step by step-- it's easier than you think!

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Organize DVDs and video games quickly and easily with these simple tips! These strategies will make it so much easier to find the movie or game you’re looking for! We’ve been working on some projects in our living room recently (Can you spot anything different in the photo below? 😉 ), so while we were...

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White IKEA SEKTION Kitchen with GRIMSLOV Cabinet and Drawer Fronts

We installed an IKEA kitchen in our townhouse a few years ago, and now that we live in a different house, there are definitely a few things that I’m missing about our SEKTION cabinets!  Waaaaaayyy back in 2015 when we still lived in our townhouse, we took on what has probably been our biggest DIY...

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Free Printable Packing List for Getting Organized when You Travel on Vacation

This free printable packing list will help you stay organized when you travel for vacation! There are filled in and blank versions so you can choose the packing list that works best for you! Despite the fact that spring has taken its grand old time making an appearance this year, summer vacation time will be...

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“How do you declutter when you have trouble letting go of things?” It can be a hard question, but these simple strategies will help you get rid of items you don’t need and love so you can enjoy your clutter-free home! Decluttering can be tough, y’all. Living in a house that’s free of excess and...

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These simple planning printables are perfect for organizing summer projects! Whether you're looking to make some updates around the house or have some projects planned with the kids, these printables can help you make sure you check off all the items on your to-do list! | #planning #summer #houseprojects #summerprojects #freeprintables #freeprintable #prettyprintables #planningprintables #organized #getorganized #todolist #organizing #organize #summerprojectsprintable #thingstodo #calendar #calendarprintables #productivity #summerplanning

These simple planning printables are perfect for organizing summer projects! Whether you’re making some updates around the house or have projects planned with the kids, these printables can help you make sure you check off all the items on your to-do list! It’s no secret that when I start to feel disorganized or when I...

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Ever wonder how to be productive when you don't feel motivated at all? This post talks about several reasons why you might be feeling unmotivated and gives helpful tips for getting your motivation and energy back! | #productivity #motivation #timemanagement #productive #motivated #gettingthingsdone #productivitytechniques #planning

Ever wonder how to be productive when you don’t feel motivated at all? After going through a couple of these phases myself, I’ve compiled the methods I’ve found most helpful for getting out of a productivity slump and getting things done! This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. It happens...

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Love these pretty free printables to help organize the week with time blocking! They've really helped me reach my goals and be more productive! Organize Your Week with Free Printables, time blocking, goal setting, time management, #freeprintables #printables #productivity #productive #timeblocking #goalsetting #planning #planner #plannergirl #plannernerd #organizeyourweek #getorganized #timemanagement #planningprintables #planningpages

These free printables are weekly planning pages that will help you set goals and be more productive using a simple technique called time blocking! (Oh and did I mention that the printables are pretty too?! Yippee!!) You know me– any time I start to feel stressed or overwhelmed, I make an organizational printable. It’s kind of...

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Love these top 10 best organizing items from Target! Adding them to my list for my next Target run! | organization, organize, get organized, organizing supplies, storage solutions, tidy, declutter, decluttering, closet organization

I’ve collected the top 10 best organizing items from Target– keep an eye out for these helpful organization tools during your next Target run! Hi, I’m Abby and I really like organizing supplies. Well, I really like organizing in general, so of course it would only make sense that I like the supplies as well,...

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This super helpful post talks about IKEA's 3 best storage systems-- ALGOT, BESTA, and PAX-- and gives great ideas for using them in your home! | IKEA BESTA storage system, modular storage system, IKEA ALGOT closet system, custom closet system, IKEA PAX wardrobe system, DIY wardrobe, IKEA hack, how to plan for and install IKEA storage systems, built in storage unit for home office made with IKEA PAX wardrobe system and custom trim work, GRIMO doors

IKEA storage systems have help us organize and decorate our houses and get the look of custom closets and built-ins on a budget! My favorites– the ALGOT, BESTA, and PAX storage systems– have helped us to make the most of every inch of space in our homes! It’s no secret that I love IKEA. In...

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This post shares simple but brilliant ideas for updating your builder grade master bathroom in a weekend or less! | bathroom upgrades, easy bathroom DIY projects, how to decorate a builder grade bathroom, easy bathroom hacks, updating a bathroom on a budget, bathroom DIY shelf with corbels

These 5 simple and inexpensive ways to update a builder grade bathroom will help you create a space you love without spending a ton of time and money! As I was working on our master bathroom that I shared earlier this week, I started thinking… I have worked on a lot of builder grade bathrooms...

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I'm sharing all of my favorite master bathroom organization ideas and some easy updates that we've done to take our master bathroom from cluttered and boring to organized and beautiful! | bathroom organization, organized bathroom vanity, how to organize a bathroom, how to organize deep vanity drawers, organized hair supplies, shaving tools organization, change out builder grade mirrors for wooden framed mirrors

I'm sharing all of my favorite master bathroom organization ideas and some easy updates that we've done to take our master bathroom from cluttered and boring to organized and beautiful!

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It can be challenging to figure out how to plan a home office organization project, so I’m walking you step-by-step through the methods I use to keep the process as simple as possible! I love room transformations– especially when they involve organization! I think it’s so fun to see before and after pictures and oooh...

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Free Laundry Cheat Sheet Printables for Spring Cleaning, Stain Removal, Laundry Symbols, Laundry Room, Laundry Room Decor, Printable, Organizing Printables, Organizational Printables, Organized, Free Printables, Spring Cleaning Printables, Set of Laundry Printables, How to Know What Laundry Symbols Mean, Clothes Tags

These cute and practical (and free!) laundry cheat sheet printables will help you decode all of those hard-to-remember laundry symbols and treat those pesky stains– perfect for spring cleaning! Friends, spring is so close that I can almost taste it! (Yes, I realize that we still had snow in Pennsylvania this past week, but that...

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Hey, friends! We are taking some time off from projects this week because we’re working on fixing up some technical-ish things behind the scenes, but I still wanted to pop in and talk about something that’s been on my heart a lot lately… I think that as women, so many of us are natural “fixers,”...

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LEGO organization can be a huge challenge, but I've figured out a few strategies to keep them neat and tidy (and help save your sanity)! | Organized LEGOs, how to organize LEGO, LEGO bins, LEGO sets, IKEA TROFAST storage unit, how to store LEGO pieces

LEGO organization can be a huge challenge, but I've figured out a few strategies to keep them neat and tidy (and help save your sanity)!

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I love this IKEA BESTA hack to make a beautiful storage unit for a home office! And she tells you exactly how to do it too! | IKEA BESTA, IKEA hack, BESTA system, home office, DIY, trim work, office storage, office organization, organized office, shelf styling, bookshelf styling, styled shelves, functional and beautiful, attaching trim pieces to IKEA BESTA, crown molding, top trim pieces, styled bookcase from side view, How to Create Home Office Storage with the IKEA BESTA System featured

We recently used the IKEA BESTA system to create home office storage that is both functional and incredibly beautiful! Hey there, friends! I’m excited to be back with another update on my home office today! Last week I shared my plan for the room and also talked about a stenciled wall treatment that I did...

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These photography tips are so helpful! I've always wondered how bloggers get their interior photos so bright, crisp and clear, and now I know how! Click through to the post to read all of her tips and tricks!

One of the aspects of blogging that has been the biggest struggle for me since I first started my blog has been photography. My very first posts featured grainy photos taken with my iPhone, and it was obvious that I had no idea what I was doing! A few months into blogging, I invested in my...

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This extremely organized home office is so functional and beautiful at the same time! It gives me so many great ideas for my own home office organization! | home office, craft room, woman cave, home office decor, feminine decor, allover stencil, stenciled wall, IKEA BESTA system, IKEA PAX system, organizing, etagere, pillow organization, organized office supplies, organized craft supplies, IKEA hack, office nook, home office storage, reading corner, reading nook, wooden stool

I’m so excited to give you a tour of my organized home office! I tried to make it really functional and beautiful at the same time, with a mix of IKEA hacks, a few new pieces, and several items that I already owned. Come on in and take the grand tour! It’s here! It’s here!...

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Love this bright, cheerful and simple spring cleaning checklist! Pop over to the post to snag the free printable!

Friends, I am the first to admit that cleaning is not my favorite thing in the world. I absolutely love to organize, but cleaning? Not so much. Every year when spring cleaning time rolls around, I vow that this year will be different, that I will find the perfect printable on Pinterest, print it off,...

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Love these options for beautiful and affordable white writing desks-- they would be perfect in a feminine home office! | desks, computer desk, office organization, organized office, white furniture, farmhouse style, cottage style, glam style, modern style, rustic style desks, desk inspiration

Inspired by the desk in my office nook, I’ve rounded up 15 beautiful and affordable white writing desks that would be perfect for any home office space! I’ve been talking all about my home office recently, and the very first piece of this room that I tackled was my little nook. It has been my...

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This detailed post is so helpful in teaching how to stencil a wall, allover stenciling! The outcome is absolutely gorgeous! | stenciled wall, stenciling, allover stencil, damask stencil, base color, Sherwin Williams Rainwashed, stenciling in progress, stenciled wall with reading nook, reading corner

If you’ve ever wondered how to stencil a wall, don’t miss my beginner’s guide to allover wall stenciling! I’ll walk you through the entire process step by step! When I started to plan out my home office, I knew I wanted the back wall to make a statement. It will probably end up being a...

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