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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."

Antione de Sainte-Exupery

Our full house tour shares all of the projects we’ve accomplished during our first year in our home and what we still have left on the to-do list!  In just a few days we will hit the one year mark of living in our house. I almost can’t believe it. For years, we hoped to...

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Home- Our Backyard Deck Reveal with AZEK Building Products, outdoor decor, building a deck, deck decor, outdoor styling, deck design, decking, Ryan Homes Palermo, deck inspiration, outdoor inspiration, outdoor furniture, railings and balusters, farmhouse table, DIY table detail

We love our new backyard deck because it is beautiful, super low maintenance, and made with high quality materials that will last for years and years to come! Come take the grand tour of our deck and enjoy the big reveal! A huge thanks to AZEK for providing product for this post! My favorable opinion...

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Home Organization- This organized kitchen tour is packed full of ideas to help declutter your kitchen and keep it neat and tidy, coffee station, organized plates, organized pots and pans, bakeware organization, organized paper products, drawer liner, kitchen organization, pantry organization, refrigerator organization, organized kitchen island, beautifully organized kitchen tour, Ryan Homes Palermo model

This organized kitchen tour is packed full of ideas to help declutter your kitchen cabinets, drawers, pantry, and refrigerator and keep them neat and tidy! I’ve kind of been on a kitchen organization kick lately. It’s one of the areas of our home that is used most often, so I wanted to make sure it...

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Home Organization- Acrylic Organizers to Organize Every Area of Your Home, clear plastic drawer inserts, makeup organization, pantry organization, refrigerator organization, desk organization, organized office, kitchen organization, drawer dividers, water bottle organization, office supplies, utensil holder, declutter, decluttering, organizing under the kitchen sink, acrylic drawers

Acrylic organizers are a great way to corral various household items and make any space both functional and beautiful! I’ve rounded up more than 20 of my favorites that can help organize every room in the house. I may be a smidge obsessed with acrylic organizers at the moment. I think they make a space...

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Home Organization- Organized " junk drawers " hold everything you need to keep your home running smoothly on a day to day basis! Command center, back to school, organization, organized, declutter, decluttering, office supplies, school supplies, tools, necessities, storage, pretty storage, labeling, labels, drawer liner, contact paper, filled up organized junk drawers, storing batteries and school supplies

Create an organized junk drawer to have easy access to all of those small items you use on a day to day basis like office supplies, batteries, and basic tools! Okay, I realize that the phrase “organized junk drawer” sort of sounds like an oxymoron, but I really am excited about this new little spot...

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This free printable 2018 calendar is a helpful organizational tool that can help you keep track of everything from your schedule to birthdays to goals and routines and more! Planning, Scheduling, printables, free printables, monthly calendar, twenty eighteen, appointments, commitments, calendar printables

This free printable 2018 calendar is a helpful organizational tool that can help you keep track of everything from your schedule and appointments to birthdays and holidays to goals and routines and more! My free printable 2018 calendar is here!! Each year it seems like requests for the upcoming year’s calendar start coming earlier and...

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Home Organization- How to Get Your Husband and Kids on Board with Organization, organized family, organization, declutter, decluttering, organized, family

Get your husband and kids on board with organization with these ideas and strategies from our whole family! For as long as I’ve been blogging about organization, one question I’ve gotten over and over again is, “I’d love to be organized, but my husband and kids make it so difficult! How do I get them...

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Home- View from the Deck, White Deck Railings with Black Balusters, Island Oak and Dark Hickory Deck Boards, AZEK Decking, AZEK Building Products, Building a Deck, DIY vs. Hiring a Professional, How to Build a Deck, Ryan Homes Palermo, Deck or Patio, Deck Construction

Friends!! I’m so excited to be back with another deck update! A few weeks ago, I talked about the process we went through to plan out our new deck for the oh-so-bare spot in the back of our house. This is one of the projects I am most excited about for our new house because...

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Goals and Planning- Daily Time Blocking, Setting Goals, Goal Setting, Accomplish Your Goals, Productivity, Productive, Getting Things Done, Yearly Goals, Big Picture Goals, Monthly Goals, Weekly Goals, Daily Goals, Time Blocking, Planning, Planner, Intentional Life Planner

Crush your goals by using my simple tried and true system that breaks down big goals into simple, manageable baby steps to make them easy to accomplish! I love this time of year. Back-to-school season– similar to the beginning of January– always seems like the perfect opportunity to start fresh, reprioritize, and finally do all...

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One of the projects that I can’t wait to tackle in our new house is organizing and decorating our mudroom. It’s a space that has a lot of potential, but due to the long, long list of projects that we have, we just haven’t gotten there quite yet! I was so delighted, then, when my...

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Simplify Home Binder Cover, Home Organization- Home Binder and Planner Tour, organization, organizational printables, organized, productivity, planning, productive, pretty printables, organize your life, organized life, home management binder, how to get organized

For as long as I can remember, I have been making lists. Coming up with charts. Labeling. Color coding. Organizing information. I remember the first time Donnie caught a glimpse of my class notes when we were in college. “What are those?!” he asked me, looking at page after page of my typed, color-coded notes...

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Home Organization- The Brain Dump Method of Productivity can help you stay focused, get organized, and accomplish more! Productivity, Organized, List, List Making, Printable, Free Printables

Friends, sometimes life just feels crazy! As I type this, we are in the midst of a summer full of back to back to back to back trips! Somehow we didn’t realize when we made our summer plans that we scheduled so much time away for various conferences, family events, and vacations, but it has...

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Home Organization - The KonMari Method of folding clothes helps us keep our dresser drawers neat, tidy, and uncluttered! filing method of clothes folding, declutter, decluttering, clothes organization, organizing clothes, kids' clothes organization, IKEA SKUBB boxes, Marie Kondo, The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up

The filing method of folding clothes — also known as the KonMari Method — has helped us to keep our drawers organized and uncluttered so that we can always find the clothing items we need without searching through stacks of messy shirts and pants! This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures...

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Haven Blogging Conference 2017 Recap

Last weekend I had the opportunity to travel to Atlanta, Georgia for the Haven Blogging Conference. It was the 4th time I had gone to Haven, so I knew I was in for an amazing weekend! Each time I’ve attended the conference, I feel like I come back refreshed and renewed, with a new outlook...

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Home- Deck, Backyard Deck, Deck Planning, Exterior, Azek, decking, deck installation, deck design

Friends, I am so excited that this day is finally here! One of the biggest reasons we chose our house was for the beautiful view we have from our backyard… While we’ve loved enjoying the view from inside our sunroom, what we’ve really been looking forward to is spending time outside as a family and...

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This amazing free printable student binder includes planning sheets, scheduling pages, and tracking pages for everything a student needs! (Many of the pages would work for students and non-students alike!) Click over to the post to snag the free printables!

Student binder printables can help students keep all of their important school and class information organized, setting them up for success from the moment they head back to school! The student binder printables are baaaaaaccccckkkk! 🙂 Over the past few months, one of the most common questions I have received is, “When are you going...

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Home- Summer Front Porch Decor, Outdoor Decor, Summer Decorating, Ryan Homes, Palermo, Craftsman Style Home, Exterior Styling, How to Decorate a Porch for Summer

Eeek! I have butterflies in my stomach today… for a few reasons, actually! First, as you read this, I am headed to Atlanta, Georgia for the Haven Blogging Conference, and I can’t wait to meet up with some longtime blog friends and meet some new ones! Haven is always one of the highlights of my...

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Home Organization- How to Organize Food Storage Containers, Tupperware, leftovers containers, kitchen organization, organized kitchen, lids, glass food containers, Pyrex

I always want the content on Just a Girl and Her Blog to be super helpful for you, dear reader, so I recently asked on my Facebook page which organizing videos YOU would like to see next! Several people wanted to see how we organize our Tupperware or food storage containers, so I thought I’d...

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Education- How to Start a New Habit, free printable, Jerry Seinfeld method, printables, routines, habits, discipline, productivity, schedule, form a new habit, build a habit

I’ve been thinking a lot about habits lately. It’s amazing how many things in my life that I do, simply because they’re habits. When I have a few minutes of downtime, I have a habit of picking up my phone and scrolling through social media. (Maybe that’s not such a good habit… 😉 ) I...

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Home Organization- How to Organize Kids' Dishes, Kitchen Organization, Organized Kitchen, Organizing with Kids, Organize your Life, organized children

Organizing is a struggle on its own, but organizing with kids can take it to a whole new level! Eek! Since we’ve started the Abby Organizes YouTube channel, we’ve gotten a lot of questions from readers/viewers asking how to organize certain spaces, and today I wanted to address one of the questions I’ve gotten most...

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Home Organization- How to Organize the Refrigerator, Fridge Organization, Kitchen Organization, Food Organization, Organized Refrigerator, Freezer Organizing, Organize, How to Get Organized

Over the past few weeks I have been tackling some of the organization trouble spots in our kitchen! I started out with our pantry, then last week I straightened out the area under the kitchen sink, and today I wanted to take on an area that can easily turn into a black hole of clutter...

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It’s no secret that I kind of have a thing for aqua! I use it in our decor in nearly every room of our house, and I wear it as part of my wardrobe more often than I’d like to admit! It was no surprise, then, that when I started choosing area rugs for our...

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Home organization- Organize and declutter your home with these smart and simple storage solutions! organized, neat, tidy, straighten, clean up, stay organized

As much as I love organization, I’ve never been one to collect a bunch of organizing gizmos and gadgets. I like to keep it as simple as possible; believe it or not, too many bins or fancy organizers can actually add clutter to a space! When I do find organizing products I love, then, I...

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Home organization- organized kitchen pantry, organized pantry, decluttering, labels, bins, kitchen organization, pantry organization, beautifully organized pantry, IKEA ALGOT system, shelving, removable wallpaper

Hi, friends!! Thank you all SO much for your sweet words and encouragement about our first official organizing YouTube video last week! I admit, it was pretty nerve wracking to push “publish,” but you totally made my month with all of your kind comments! Thank you, thank you, thank you! I am so excited to...

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Home Organization- How to Organize Under the Kitchen Sink, Kitchen Organization, Organized Kitchen, organized cleaning supplies, organizing underneath the sink, cabinet organization, organized, organizing, decluttering

It can be tricky to organize under the kitchen sink, am I right?! The pipes make the space awkward, and typically we need to store a variety of items under there. I recently decluttered and revamped the area under our kitchen sink, and I’m excited to show you the results today! Watch the Video Click...

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Home Organization- Organized Pool Bag, Beach Bag Organization, Pool Necessities, Beach Essentials, What to Bring to the Pool, Everything You Need for Your Next Beach Trip

It’s officially summer– yippee!! We have already been spending a lot of time at the pool, and today I am excited to give you a peek inside our organized pool bag! I admit, I am naturally kind of scatterbrained, so I was always forgetting something every time we took our boys to the pool. One...

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Home- Simply Summer living room home tour, coastal living room, family room, summer decor, shelf styling, navy blue and aqua living room decor, nautical decor ideas

(Psssstttt… looking for this week’s organizing video? You can catch it right now YouTube! Stop back in on Thursday for the accompanying blog post!) Happy summer, dear friends!! My kiddos’ school went extra long this year– they just finished up a few days ago– so I truly feel like our summer is kicking off this...

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Home- summer home tour, white kitchen, home decor, seasonal decorating, blue decor, navy blue, hutch decor, Ryan Homes Palermo

It’s home tour day!!! I am so excited to be a part of the Seasonal Simplicity Summer Home Tour today, hosted by my dear friends April from House by Hoff and Krista from The Happy Housie! If you’re popping over from Charlotte’s gorgeous tour via At Charlotte’s House, welcome!! Isn’t she so talented?! I especially love...

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Home organization- How to Organize Every Space in Your House, declutter, organizing, small space organization

It is a pretty big day around here!!! I am so excited to be sharing our first official organizing video from the Abby Organizes YouTube channel! If you missed our announcement last week, we are planning to share one organizing video each week, and what better way to kick it off than with my tried...

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Abby Organizes YouTube channel- https://www.youtube.com/abbyorganizes

I have been blogging for about 4 1/2 years now. And I love it. What started out as a little hobby blog has turned into our family’s full time business– and I am still pinching myself over it! This truly has been a dream come true, and Donnie and I both feel so blessed to be...

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