Archives for May 2013

Out & About {Monthly Round Up}

Out & About {Monthly Round Up}


The Beautiful Life (in)
Color Confusion My Colortopia Advice Q & A
My Living Room Paint Scheme My Colortopia Column
5 Tips for Kitchen Organization The Decluttered Home

Out & About {Monthly Round Up}

 1. Shannon Berrey 2. Holly Mathis 3. Pretty Handy Girl 4. Sawdust & Embryos


Every month for the past couple of years I’ve highlighted a number of great blogger projects from around the web in Room Tours & DIY.  Go see what’s new!



*Don’t forget to work on your Ditto DIY project for June to participate in the linky party on Monday! Check out Darlene’s post on Monday’s upcoming Gold challenge!

*I laughed myself silly on this post from Jen Hatmaker. This is totally me…

Worst End of the School Year Mom Ever…

So, Mom out there sending Lunchables with your kid, making her wear shoes with holes because we’re.almost.there, practicing “auditory reading” with your 1st grader, I got your back, sister. We were awesome back in October; don’t you forget that. We used to care, and that counts for something. Next year’s teachers will get a fresher version of us in August, and they won’t even know the levels of suckage we will succumb to by May. Hang in there, Mama. via Jen Hatmaker

Kitchen Organization {My 5 Favorite Tips}

Kitchen Organization {My 5 Favorite Tips}

Do you love an organized kitchen? I’ve had some small kitchens in my day. One of my kitchens was so tiny that we kept most of our bulk pantry canned goods, extra pans and bakeware in the basement, there just wasn’t an inch of room to spare in the kitchen! But I’ve always found it a fun challenge to see how organized I can be in spite of any challenges.

I am not an obsessive organizer, I just like things to be easy to find. I especially like to be able to open a cabinet and not have everything fall out on my head. Life is stressful enough without those kinds of calamities in your kitchen. Right?

If you are getting injured, muttering a few choice words while looking for things in your cabinets, or you have to buy duplicate items because you can’t find what you have, it’s time to get your kitchen under control. 

Due to a few requests, I will be taking pictures of the insides my kitchen cabinets and drawers at some point so you can see where I keep stuff that is hidden behind closed doors, drawers and baskets. I know inquiring minds like to know.

Meanwhile, I’m sharing 5 of my simple and affordable tips for an organized kitchen today over at The Decluttered Home! Come on over!

Check out more of my posts on organization and homemaking in my gallery!