By Kelly Raabe - June 12, 2021
My bathroom was feeling a little drab and heavy with the look I had going on.  I mean, I still love the color I used but just needed a fresh look with the snow gone and the outdoors turning green and everything budding.  I wanted it to just feel light, airy and fresh.Here are 5 simple ways to add a spring touch to your bathroom.1. Change out the shower curtain.I switched out my dark blue striped shower curtain for the lighter cream white striped one. What a difference this made in lightening up the overall mood of the room.  This ...
By Kelly Raabe - April 27, 2021
In both of the houses I have lived in, I have been blessed with extremely small entryways.  I'm not sure why they were built this way, but there is barely any room to move, never mind a total lack of storage.  I have struggled for years to make my small entry a welcoming space, but also function for a family of 5.Here are 5 simple solutions for a small entry:1.  Since floor space is very minimal, using wall space is essential.  Here I have repurposed what used to be an old baby gate for hanging coats, hats, purses, etc.  I ...
By Jodie Rhodes - April 24, 2021
When you think of a typical farmhouse, what is something you would expect the kitchen to have?It's the ready at any given moment ingredients, to provide all that you need to cook from scratch?Not only is having a full supply a good idea, because the farm is typically far from town or the nearest grocery store, but buying in bulk and having an organized food storage system is a great way to help you remain frugal.Can you see it?White walls and wood accents.  Large stocked pantry.  Crates full of your garden harvest. Freezers full of meat....And then there are JARS! ...
By Kelly Raabe - April 20, 2021
"Sugar and Spice and everything nice....that's what little girls are made of"This is true in many ways, but it has been my experience that they can also be wild, determined and MESSY!  Although I want my daughter to be free to play and imagine in her room, I also want it easy to clean up, with everything having that special spot.  I also think it's fun for some things she uses on a daily basis to be out in the open, but still displayed in a fun way.  Today we will focus on toy and book storage/displays, and then in ...
By Kelly Raabe - April 17, 2021
The Mantle….we want it so bad, but when we get it we don’t know what to do with it and it just sits there, a lonely chunk of wood.  All joking aside, this mantle has been very difficult for me to style. To be honest is has basically had nothing on it for a couple of years except a Roku and a small wooden block with a picture of my son on it.  Part of the problem is that the TV is too close to the mantle so when you put anything taller on it, it goes in front of the tv. Second ...
By Kelly Raabe - April 13, 2021
Let's talk about a Clean or Natural option for laundry detergent and soap or cleaner for that matter.  Soap Nuts!!  For those who are not familiar, soap nuts are a berry shell that grows on the soap berry tree, or Sapindus Mukorossi. It grows in the Himalayas and also the mountainous region between India and Nepal.  It contains a natural cleaning agent called saponin which works like a detergent and goes deep into the fibers of your clothing and gets rid of stains.  Soap nuts do not really contain soap like the kind we are may be used to, that ...
By Kelly Raabe - April 10, 2021
Cleaning - either you love it or you dread it.  It can seem like an endless task, especially with a family.  What if though, by cleaning you were contributing to your families well being.  By using natural ingredients, as opposed to cleaners with harsh chemicals, you are making your home more of a safe environment for those you love.I have used natural cleaners for over 10 years and I truly feel they get the job done, are less harsh and definitely less expensive.  Plus you can customize your cleaners with pretty labels (I used these ones  and printed without the ...
By Kelly Raabe - April 6, 2021
A place for everything, and everything in its placeSometimes that's easier said than done, right?  But I'm hoping with these 5 simple suggestions it will help you get a better idea on how you can organize your kitchen!LARGE WOODEN CRATESI have three of these. One for cookie sheets and platters, one for baking ingredients, and one for pasta, rice and other dry goods not kept in the cupboard.  Keep your eye for these at yard sales, flea markets, antique stores or your friends barn.WIRE BASKETSNot only are they pretty, but they can showcase some of your pieces that would otherwise ...
By Kelly Raabe - April 3, 2021
I am so excited to be sharing with you my organized dry goods and herb cupboard.Sometimes I tend to over complicate things and think I can’t start organizing until I have all the proper storage containers for the space I am trying to organize.Is there anyone else out there like that?This can cost a lot of money and time spent searching for storage solutions that will fit our particular need. I can honestly say you can get started right now with what you probably already have at home. Some things can be repurposed as food storage and save us lots ...


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