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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

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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DIY- Craftsman Style Cased Opening, Half Wall, Trim Work, Kitchen Renovation, Kitchen Update, Kitchen Upgrade, Farmhouse Trim

Hey there, friends!! I’m excited to be back today with the final installment of our kitchen DIY projects series! A few weeks ago I shared our kitchen reveal, and since then, I’ve been going back and taking a look at all of the projects we did to upgrade our kitchen and get it looking exactly...

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DIY- How to Install a Marble Subway Tile Backsplash, tiling tips, subway tile, backsplash tile, marble tile, DIY tiling, kitchen DIY projects, how to tile

Hey, friends! I’m excited to be jumping back into our kitchen DIY series today! A few weeks ago I shared our updated kitchen reveal and promised to come back to talk about some of the DIY projects that we did along the way. Most of them were fairly simple, but they made a big impact...

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Home- Things that Surprised Me About Moving into a New House, moving, Ryan Homes Palermo, what to expect when you move

It’s hard to believe that we’ve been in our new house for more than 8 months already! Sometimes it feels like we just moved in yesterday, and other times it feel like we’ve lived here forever! 🙂 the exterior of our house on the day we moved in Before we moved to our current house, we had...

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DIY- kitchen island trim, craftsman trim, wood corbels, how to install wood corbels, chunky trim, trim work, DIY projects, kitchen DIY

Friends! Thank you all so much for your sweet words about our kitchen reveal last week! I was so excited to share our space with you that I went ahead and did the reveal first and then wanted to come back and touch on some of the DIY projects we did along the way. One...

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Organizing the Kids: Free Printable Chore Charts | JustAGirlAndHerBlog.com

Summer break is almost upon us. And while I love having the boys home and the extra freedom we have in our schedule, I also know that our days go a lot more smoothly if I am able to build some structure to them. I’ve found that if the boys and I go into the...

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Home- A gorgeous white kitchen makeover with dark hardwood floors, quartz countertops in Caesarstone London Grey, marble subway tile backsplash, farmhouse pendant lights, weathered wood accents, and craftsman style trim work. They took a generic Ryan Homes Palermo kitchen and customized it beautifully.

Friends! I am SO incredibly excited to share our Orchard House white kitchen reveal with you today! When we decided to move out of the townhouse and began the search for our new home, the kitchen area was really important to me. We had just finished a complete renovation of the townhouse kitchen, so we didn’t...

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Blogging- Facebook, Social Media, Grow Your Business Facebook Page, online business, social media tips

It’s been a while since I’ve talked about one of our “blog experiments,” so I thought I would pop in and share some things I’ve been learning about Facebook recently. Whenever you mention Facebook to a group of bloggers, you’ll most likely hear a collective groan. For me (and many others), Facebook has been one...

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home- cozy office nook, feminine home office, organized home office, small office, decorating, farmhouse office

It’s here! I promised I’d be back with a completed cozy office nook, and I can’t wait to share it with you today! Just be sure to stick around until the end of the post for a fun giveaway. 😉 From the moment we first decided on the floor plan for the new house, the...

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From the moment we moved into the new house, I knew that decorating my office would be pretty low on the priority list. I wanted to get the boys settled into their room. I wanted to make sure that the living room was taken care of and somewhat presentable in case we had company. I wanted...

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