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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

Rogue Fitness Weight Rack in a Basement Home Gym

Don't miss all of our organized home gym ideas in our basement gym tour! Get in shape and enjoy beautiful and functional gym storage at the same time! Our most recent room makeover was a surprise... even to us! Adding a home gym was never really on our radar for this house. I like to...

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Father's Day Gift Ideas

Find the very best Father's Day gift ideas in our Father's Day Gift Guide, and get dad the present he really wants this year! Donnie has always had this uncanny ability to predict what is going to be popular waaaaayyyyyy before it actually becomes a trend. In college, he was the first person I knew...

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with my family after running a half marathon

Learn 10 proven strategies that can help you achieve your next big goal! There's something really exciting about setting a new goal. When we're in the goal setting phase, we feel really pumped up and motivated. We picture ourselves achieving the goal and getting to experience all of the benefits that come along with it....

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White Desk and Wall Organization Pieces in an Organized Home Office

Boost your productivity with these 30+ brilliant office organization ideas that will help you get more done in less time! Our surroundings can have a big impact on our productivity. When my home office is a scattered mess, it's hard to find things, it's tough to focus, and I'm easily distracted by the clutter and...

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Organized Desk After Photo

Create a super organized desk that is both functional and beautiful at the same time! Designate the perfect spot for each item using labels made with Cricut Joy + Smart Materials! A huge thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post! My favorable opinion of cute and practical tools that make my life easier is 100%...

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Google Wifi Point

Would installing a smart WiFi system help improve internet speed in your home? This article can help you decide if making the move to smart WiFi is right for you! Our big organizing goal this year is to incorporate Smart Home elements into our house to streamline and improve our systems. One of the things...

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flatlay of daily three things productivity printable with office supplies around it

If you've been in a slump, this daily three things productivity printable can help you get focused and spend your time accomplishing the most important things in your day! Recently I found myself in a major productivity slump. I took a trip, my kids' activity schedules changed, we had some extra outside projects we were...

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Closet with shelves for organized medications

These smart medicine cabinet organization ideas will help store first aid supplies and medications in a safe and tidy way! One of the categories that has been on my list to organize for a while now is our medications and first aid supplies. I knew it would be a fairly quick and easy project, but...

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Countdown to Easter Activity Bags Displayed in Living Room

Countdown to Easter and help your kids understand the Easter story with this simple and fun activity! Cute free printables are included! Today I am so excited to be joining some very talented blog friends to share some cute printables for the upcoming Easter season! If you're coming over from Melanie's place at My Sweet...

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Amazon Echo, Google Nest Assistant, Apple Home Pod

Which is the best smart home voice assistant-- Alexa, Google, or Siri? This post compares the top three options to help you figure out which voice assistant will be the best fit for your home! If you've been following along with the blog recently, you know that our big goal for 2021 is to integrate...

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DIY Mugs with Initials Using Cricut Mug Press

Learn how to create fun, personalized DIY mugs with initials using the Cricut Mug Press! A huge thanks to Cricut for sponsoring this post! My favorable opinion of genius crafting tools that are easy to use and create beautiful end products is 100% my own. This post includes affiliate links. For more information, see my...

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Desk with Computer and Google Home

You can add smart home technology to your home without it being super complicated or overwhelming! This post will help make the whole smart home process much more manageable. When I laid out our organizing goals for 2021, I did it a little differently than I have in previous years. Rather than naming a bunch...

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Encouragement Gift Tag Printables

Use these cute free printable encouragement gift tags to surprise someone you love and make their day "just because"! If you love pretty printables, today is your lucky day! I am so delighted to be joining some of my oh-so-talented blog friends to share a bunch of cute free printables with you today, hosted by...

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Organized purse on a mudroom bench

Learn how to organize a purse and keep it that way for good! These Cricut infusible ink cosmetic bags are the perfect way to keep a purse neat and tidy. My purse can easily become a black hole of mess and clutter. I was sick of spending tons of time digging through it to find...

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3000K Color Temperature Under Cabinet Lighting

Thinking of adding under cabinet lighting in your kitchen? Be sure to read this post before you buy any of the supplies! To say that I am an idealist when it comes to house projects is a bit of an understatement. Usually something that I think we can knock out in a Saturday will take...

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Spices and Decanted Items in OXO POP Containers

Learn when and how to decant food into pantry storage containers so that your pantry and kitchen stay neat and organized! One of the first projects we did when we moved into our house was to organize the pantry. I'm thrilled to say that the organizing systems we set up are still working well! But...

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Townhouse Kitchen with White IKEA Cabinets

My favorite products for organizing the kitchen will have your cabinets, drawers, countertops, pantry, and refrigerator looking neat and tidy in no time! One of the biggest organizing struggles in the whole house can be figuring out a way to set up the kitchen so that it is functional, uncluttered, and dare I say even...

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Kitchen Organization Ideas

These brilliant kitchen organization ideas will help maximize your storage space and keep it neat and tidy! Organizing the kitchen can be a bit of a bear. There are usually lots and lots of items we want to store and not much room to do it. Or even if we have the space, it quickly...

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Woman in pink shirt sitting at a white desk, typing on a laptop computer

We have big organizing plans for 2021... but they might be a little different than you'd expect! 😉 At the beginning of each year, I set some organizing goals for our home. Sometimes I complete all of them. Most of the time I don't. But putting my goals out there for the whole world to...

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Current Small Laundry RoomI wanted to complete three big organizing projects in 2020. Come find out if I succeeded or failed! At the beginning of each year for the past few years, I've been sharing the organizing projects I hope to accomplish in the next 12 months. 2018 Organizing Goals - 2018 Goal Update 2019 Organizing Goals -...

Red and White Classic Christmas Tree and Beautiful Shelf Decor

Take our classic Christmas home tour, with a traditional red and green color scheme making our home to feel cozy and festive for the holiday season! Welcome, welcome! I'm so excited that you've popped over to take our Christmas home tour this year! I thrilled to be joining so many talented bloggers to share our...

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Ryan Homes Palermo with Low Voltage Landscape Lighting

Learn how to install low voltage landscape lighting and give your home's exterior a high-end, custom look! I love to drive through beautiful neighborhoods to check out the homes and get ideas. Recently I was driving around in the evening and realized that just about every home that caught my eye had lighting that illuminated...

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DIY Coach Gift Christmas Ornaments

Make these easy coach gift Christmas ornaments with your Cricut or Silhouette machine as a simple and thoughtful (and inexpensive!) holiday present for the favorite coach in your life! Our tree is up. Our house is decorated. And I am so excited to start sharing alllllllllll the Christmas things over the next month or so--...

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Half Bath with Wainscoting / Beadboard Paneling

Learn how to install wainscoting (also known as beadboard) in the bathroom or any room of your house! We'll walk you through it with this step-by-step tutorial! The longer I decorate, the more I've realized that the rooms I end up loving the most have a little "extra something." I love the stenciled wall in...

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Powder Room with Beadboard and Wallpaper with Brass Light Fixture

If you're going to be installing wallpaper in your house soon, be sure to read this easy step-by-step tutorial first! We'll walk you through each step of the wallpaper installation process, and you'll have a beautifully wallpapered space in no time! I recently shared our half bathroom makeover, and the showstopper in this little space...

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Half Bath with High White Beadboard Wainscoting

Give your half bath a refresh with these beautiful powder room decorating ideas! They say sometimes the best things come in small packages. And after completing a makeover on the tiniest room in our house, I have definitely found that to be true! Our powder room / half bath is only 5' x 4.5'. It...

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Front Door with Christmas Garland and Holiday Wreath

Learn how to hang outdoor Christmas garland around your front door so your home will be looking beautiful and festive this holiday season! Don't hate me! I know it's not nearly Christmas yet. But I wanted to make sure I got a few tutorials up before the decorating frenzy hits in case they would be...

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Photoshop Mockup of Half Bathroom with Aqua Removable Wallpaper

These beautiful aqua removable wallpaper ideas will really create a statement in your space! I am the first to admit that I'm a bit pattern shy. When Donnie and I were engaged and were registering for gifts, I remember him making the comment, "Everything is so... solid." 😂 And he was right. See exhibit A......

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Planning a Pretty Powder Room

We're planning a pretty powder room! Our half bath is getting a facelift, and I can't wait to show you what we have in store! Every January I share a post that lays out our house goals for the upcoming year. In 2020, I had three big goals: reorganize the boys' playroom, decorate and organize...

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