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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 […]

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 […]

Vintage Soda Crates Storage, Beach Music, and a Scare

Vintage Soda Crates Storage, Beach Music, and a Scare

What a week this has been! We had such a fun weekend.  We spent Saturday at our friends’ annual pool party and on Sunday went to see “Band of Oz” playing at Davidson’s Concert on the Green.  It was HOT.  Like the intolerable kind of hot.  But our kids danced and we had quality family time, so it was all worth it.  […]

Ahoy! A Coastal Bathroom DIY

Ahoy! A Coastal Bathroom DIY

There comes a time that you have to say to yourself, “finish that project already!” For me, that time was last week. That project was decorating the kids’ bathroom. And yes, friends, it is DONE. DONE. DONE.  I can’t say it enough times. So the room started out looking like this. I can’t find any […]

My Rule of Five

My Rule of Five

Organization has become the hardest thing for me to manage after becoming a mother.  I was always an organized person.  I found an organized room calmed me.  Then I had B and it all hit the fan.  I find food wrappers in the car, shoes in the bathtub, and random scribbles of marker everywhere.  My […]

My Little Robot Vacuum

My Little Robot Vacuum

As I sit here and type, I am vacuuming.  And I am so very happy about that.  How?  I got one of those fabulous robot vacuum cleaners for Christmas (thanks, Mom!)…and I haven’t stopped running it! Several days after I got the iRobot Roomba, I posted this picture on Facebook and got many comments and questions […]

The Glassware That Took My Breath Away

The Glassware That Took My Breath Away

Ok, so maybe I am a little dramatic.  However, it did in fact happen-I found drinking glasses that were so, well, perfect, they took my breath away. These are the drinking glasses our family has used for several years: Don’t get me wrong, they were cute and I always liked the unique shape of them.  However, they […]

Organize Your House…a Little Motivation

Organize Your House…a Little Motivation

So…how many of you have “organizing your home” on your 2012 “to do” list?  I love Halloween/Thanksgiving/Christmas, but I have been looking forward to cleaning my house out once the festive chaos was over.  (Let’s face it… “decking the halls” often equals clutter.) This year, on December 31st, the “fever” struck me-I want to throw everything out.  […]

How to Cut Onions…without Crying!

When I look over a list of ingredients in a recipe and come across the line that reads “chopped onion,” I cringe. Ever since I had my son (pregnancy changes everything), I’ve had an extremely difficult time chopping onions. And I’m not talking just a little tearing here and there. Full blown tears streaming and […]

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