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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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Home Organization- How to Organize Your Dining Room Before the Holidays, organized dining room, hutch organization, sideboard organization, organized buffet, dining room storage, free organization, organization on a budget, organized dining room tour video, Christmas, Thanksgiving, china cabinet drawer, hutch organization

We recently organized the dining room just in time for the holidays so we’ll be prepared for all of the guests that will be joining us in the coming months! I admit, our dining room is usually far from the most used room in our house. We actually eat most of our meals at the...

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DIY- Dresser Turned Sideboard Buffet Makeover, painted furniture, furniture makeover, dining room decor, dresser upcycle, before and after, furniture transformation, thrifted find, finished sideboard decorated, buffet styling

We turned an old dresser into the perfect sideboard buffet for our dining room in this simple painted furniture makeover! Ever since we moved into our house over a year ago, I have been on the hunt for a sideboard / buffet for our dining room. The space under the canvases on the far wall...

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Home Organization- DIY Minimalist Makeup Organization, organizing, organized makeup, beauty organization, decluttering, minimal, simple makeup organization, spice rack, the container store, organization hack, acrylic organizers

This simple DIY minimalist makeup organization solution ended up being the perfect way to store all of my makeup supplies so that getting ready in the morning is a breeze! Ever since we started our YouTube channel, Abby Organizes, one of the videos that we’ve gotten the most requests for is a video on makeup...

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Home- Kitchen island pendant lights, hallway pendant lights, lanterns, changing light fixtures, kitchen lighting, hallway lighting, design mistakes, glass pendant lights, white kitchen, clear glass lighting, kitchen island with chunky corbels and trim work, fall kitchen decor

A few weeks ago I went away on a trip. I don’t know if it was jet lag or if being away for a few days made me see our spaces in a whole new light, but when I got back, I suddenly had the urge to change around a bunch of things in my...

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Home Organization- Beautifully Organized Coffee Station, Smoothie Station, kitchen organization, organized kitchen, coffee bar, coffee cabinet, smoothie bar, smoothie cabinet, InterDesign, organizing, acrylic containers, declutter, decluttering, neat and tidy kitchen, keurig, kitchen counter, cabinet open

We created an organized coffee station and an organized smoothie station to help our morning routines go more smoothly and to really maximize the storage space in our kitchen! I’m always on the lookout for ways to make our organization systems better and better. I recently reorganized our kitchen, and I was happy with the...

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Finance- Free Printable Budget Binder, personal finance, save money, budgeting, saving money, spend less money and save more

Friends, it’s a big day here at Just a Girl and Her Blog– the 2018 Budget Binder is here! I’ve been getting dozens of emails requesting the 2018 version, and today is the day! I share a budget binder each year in hopes that by tracking income and expenses, people can spend less money, save more,...

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Home Organization- Organized and Masculine Home Office Reveal, man cave, office organization, The Container Store, Elfa, built in shelves, POANG, IKEA, standing desk, window trim, manly office, room makeover, room reveal, Elfa utility grate, office corner

This organized and masculine home office has tons of functional storage space, a versatile sitting to standing desk, and a cozy corner to sit and relax. The perfect mix of form and function really helps to maximize productivity. It’s done!!! For the past few weeks we’ve been talking about Donnie’s organized yet oh-so-masculine home office,...

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Craft-Supply-Giveaway

Surprise!! I’m popping in with a rare Sunday post to bring you a super fun craft supply giveaway! Not only can you win the bundle of craft supplies that I’m giving away in this post, but a few of my bloggy buddies are giving away some cute supplies on their sites as well, so be...

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DIY- Large DIY Framed Canvas Art, DIY Art, DIY wall decor, How Great Though Art, hymn art, canvases, what to put on a big blank wall, inexpensive art, Silhouette Cameo cutting machine, canvas art tutorial

Learn how to make large DIY framed canvas art to fill a big open wall in your home!  If there’s one area where I struggle when it comes to decorating our home, it has to be wall art. I want to be intentional about the things that fill our walls. I want them to have...

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We installed Elfa shelving from The Container Store to add a huge amount of storage in a small home office space! This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. Last week I kicked off our latest room makeover by sharing the plans for Donnie’s masculine (yet very organized 😉 ) home...

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Home- Planning a Masculine and Organized Home Office, Home Office Organization, home office decor, organized office, mood board, design plan, office plan

I admit, sometimes I feel bad for Donnie! He puts in so much work around here, always going along with my crazy projects, and rarely is he the primary beneficiary of all of his work. I mean, sure, he likes to have a nice kitchen and cool built-ins in the living room, but we’ve never...

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Home Organization, Crafts- How to Make Pretty Labels with a Silhouette Machine, Silhouette Cameo, Silhouette Portrait, organization, organizing, organize, labels, vinyl, adhesive vinyl, sticker labels, making labels, featured

Learn how to make pretty labels with a Silhouette machine so you can organize every area of your house beautifully! I’ll walk you through the process step by step in my detailed video tutorial! This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here. It’s no secret that I love labels. I’m pretty...

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Home- Our Fall home tour is filled with beautiful, simple seasonal details and lots of blue, copper, and neutrals! autumn decor, fall decorating, home tour, house tour, seasonal simplicity fall home tour, farmhouse decor, cottage decor, neutral decorating, fall living room and dining room, throw pillows, cozy blankets, hutch decor, hutch styling, china cabinet

It’s fall home tour day! If you’re popping over from over from Laura’s place at The Turquoise Home, welcome! Isn’t her home just beautiful? I’ve actually had the pleasure of hanging out with Laura in person, and I can tell you that she is every bit as amazing in real life as she seems on...

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Home Organization- How to Declutter Kids' Toys and an Organized Playroom Tour, kids organization, playroom organization, organized playroom, organized toy room, toy room organization, decluttering toys, purging toys, purge, declutter, toy organization ideas, organizing with children, kids' art station

Get a peek into my process for how to clutter kids’ toys and take our organized playroom tour! (Yes, it’s possible to have an organized playroom! 😉 ) Can I be honest? I needed to write today’s post more for me than for anybody else! 🙂 Of alllllllll of the things I organize in our...

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Online Business- How We Gained 10,000 Subscribers in Our First 3 Months on YouTube, how to grow your YouTube channel, start a YouTube channel, getting started with YouTube, how to move from blogger to YouTube-er, become a YouTuber, behind the scenes

A few months ago we announced that we were starting an organization-focused YouTube channel called Abby Organizes that we would run in tandem with the blog. (I think our children were the most excited about the blogger to YouTuber shift because they have no idea what a blog is, but they are definitely familiar with...

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Home Organization- My Top 10 Favorite Organizing Items from IKEA, kitchen organization, craft room organization, office organization, organized, declutter, decluttering, minimalist, minimalism, SOCKERART Pitchers

I’ve collected the top 10 best organizing items from IKEA– keep an eye out for these helpful organization tools the next time you’re there! It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of IKEA! They have so many practical and inexpensive items that are also beautiful and incredibly functional, so we incorporated a ton of...

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DIY Truss Beam Farmhouse Style Outdoor Table and Benches, DIY- Farmhouse table build, truss beam table, outdoor table, woodworking project, table construction, how to build an outdoor farmhouse table, Ana White plans, Restoration Hardware inspired, knockoff, farmhouse truss table assembled with matching benches, cedar and pine, table and AZEK deck featured

This DIY truss beam farmhouse style outdoor table and benches are perfect for dining and entertaining on a deck or patio! Friends! Thank you all so much for your kind words about our deck reveal last week! It was so fun to have people to share in the excitement with, and I am thrilled to...

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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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