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The Marie Kondo Method for the Real Family: How I found my way through a sea of broken toys, preschool papers, and sippy cups to find sanity. Step 2: My Books

The Marie Kondo Method for the Real Family: How I found my way through a sea of broken toys, preschool papers, and sippy cups to find sanity. Step 2: My Books

Kondo says to go in the following order: clothes, books, papers, komono (miscellany) and finally things with sentimental value.  After I finished sorting through the clothing (Step One)  it was time to move onto books.  Remember, my approach to this method was to treat it as a program.  I would not “adapt” Kondo’s method to fit myself. […]

The Marie Kondo Method for the Real Family: How I found my way through a sea of broken toys, preschool papers, and sippy cups to find sanity. Step 1: My Clothing

The Marie Kondo Method for the Real Family: How I found my way through a sea of broken toys, preschool papers, and sippy cups to find sanity. Step 1: My Clothing

I talked about how I discovered the Marie Kondo method in this post.  After reading Kondo’s book, I have spent the last several months going through the exact steps she suggests to “tidy” one’s home.  I am almost finished (for those who have read it, I am in the “komono” phase) and the changes have […]

Sea Salt for Eczema

Sea Salt for Eczema

It seems like every parent I talk to deals with eczema. Both of my kids get it, but poor B gets it the worst. I often hear about tons of treatments and we have found things to help, but nothing ever seems to be a drastic improvement. One day, I was thinking about how my […]

Life Lately

Life Lately

Good GOSH. Pregnancy with baby number three has been no joke.  Gigi is right in the middle of her “terrible two’s” phase and it is wearing me out.  She looks so innocent, but man does this girl have some spunk.   By the end of the day I can barely stand up….I’m just so tired! […]

Longing for Sweet Summer Days

Longing for Sweet Summer Days

While I was going through my photos today, I stumbled across an album from summer.  We have been trapped inside with the melting snow and these pictures were a welcome sight.  Since I got so off track with blogging last summer, I figured I’d show them now! The kids set up a lemonade stand.  How […]

My Life Changing Moment with Marie Kondo

My Life Changing Moment with Marie Kondo

Ok…I don’t know where to start. For the past few months, I have been completely wrapped up in applying the Marie Kondo method to my house. My ENTIRE house. It has changed me in ways I didn’t even fathom were possible. This is my first post talking about my “Kondo” experience…because there is a lot […]

A Snow Day Surprise

A Snow Day Surprise

That’s right! We’ve got another little squirt on the way! David and I are so excited, and G kind of gets it, but B….he is just over the moon. It’s all he can talk about. He is hoping for a brother (because “you can tackle a brother”….um, yikes!) but says he’d be happy with another […]

A Lilly Pulitzer party for our little cupcake

A Lilly Pulitzer party for our little cupcake

Gigi loves cupcakes. Her eyes light up when she sees one and she talks about them constantly. Naturally, we decided to use “cupcakes” as the theme for her 2nd birthday party. And just because I kept falling in love with every Lilly themed straw and cupcake topper I saw, I decided to decorate with Lilly […]

White Subway Tile-How I gave my kitchen a complete face-lift….using a pair of scissors.

White Subway Tile-How I gave my kitchen a complete face-lift….using a pair of scissors.

Oh my goodness. I can finally stop a moment and take a breath. Late this summer, monogram sales boomed (I am so very thankful) and I haven’t had a second to take a break and share my very favorite project with you all. It has been number one on my things I am excited to […]

My sweet boy.

My sweet boy.

Everyone has a moment, right in the middle of a crazy, busy day, when their child stops them in their tracks and forces them to drink life in. This was mine.  I walked outside to this image and ran to grab my camera.  Luckily he was in the exact same spot and I caught the […]

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