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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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home- decorating, home office, planning an office nook, office decor, feminine home office, mood board, room planning, farmhouse office, office nook

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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Home, white sofa, white couch, white decor, how to decorate with white when you have kids, decorating with kids, clean house with kids

Whenever I share photos of our house, especially our living room, inevitably I am asked the question: How do you decorate with so much white when you have kids?! I’ve gotten that question so much, in fact, that I decided to write a post explaining how exactly this works (and sometimes doesn’t work) in our house. 😉...

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DIY, Home- How to Install Craftsman Style Interior Window Trim, Craftsman Style, DIY Window Trim, Moulding, Window Mouldings, Easy Craftsman Window Trim, WinsorOne Trim, DIY Window Trim Tutorial

Lately we’ve been doing a lot of work in our main living space, which includes our kitchen, sun room, and living room. We spend a ton of time in this space, so we knew it would be one of the first areas that we would tackle in the new house. After we finished and trimmed...

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BRCA, BRCA1, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, preventative surgery

Oh hey there, sweet friends! I kind of feel like I need to re-introduce myself around here after my recent blogging hiatus! Actually, things may have seemed fairly normal at the front end of things– posts still went out on the blog and social media, emails were sent, updates were made. But behind the scenes...

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Home- How to Clean Hardwood Floors, Cleaning Tips, Wood Floor Cleaning, How to Clean Hardwoods, Bona, Swivel Sweeper, the best way to clean hardwood floors

Getting to know a new house can sort of be a learning process. Space, materials, and flow can differ so much from one house to another that it can take a while to come up with new systems and figure out what works best. One of the things we knew we’d have to learn when we...

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Home- Ryan Homes Palermo, new home build, house progress, community builder, decorating a new house, new construction

It’s so hard to believe that we’ve already been in our house for six months! (And actually it’s closer to 7!) What?! I feel like the time has flown by, and at the same time it seems funny that this hasn’t always been our home. If you’re new to the blog, about a year ago we...

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Home- Organized Picture Hanging Kit, Organization, How to Hang Pictures, How to Hang a Gallery Wall, Hang Photos, Gallery Wall Installation, Picture Hanging Supplies

While I’m recovering from my surgery, I asked Donnie to pop in and share a few posts, including one about the organized picture hanging kit he put together for our house! (Have I mentioned that I am only the second most organized person around here? He’s the real organizer!) This kit has been really handy to...

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Home organization, one touch rule, declutter, organize, organizing, get rid of clutter, eliminate clutter piles

We all have them. Those surfaces in our homes that seem to attract clutter no matter what we do. In our townhouse it was the dining room table. It was so easy to just walk in the door and drop whatever was in our hands on the table to deal with “later.” In the new...

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Well, it’s almost time. Tomorrow (Friday, March 31, 2017) is surgery day. I’ve known this day was coming for about 12 years now, but still, I don’t know that it has really quite fully hit me that it’s actually here. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, let me give you a quick(ish)...

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Home- How to Choose Bamboo Shades, window treatments, shades, blinds, wood shades, woven wood shades, SelectBlinds

One of the things I’ve been doing a lot of since we’ve moved into our new house is choosing window treatments. Allllllllll of our curtains and blinds from the townhouse stayed with the townhouse (and wouldn’t have fit in the new house anyway), so we totally started from scratch! A huge thanks to SelectBlinds for providing...

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Travel- Magnolia, Fixer Upper, Waco, Texas, Austin, Texas, Joanna Gaines, Magnolia Market

This past December, Donnie and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary. First of all, how am I old enough to have been married for 10 years?! (In my defense, I was 22 when we got married. 🙂 ) And second, wow, how time flies! Babies! When you get married two days before Christmas, it doesn’t...

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