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January’s Home Depot Gift Card WINNER


Ashley Wehrmann!


Ashley says, “My boyfriend built this behind-the-couch shelf for us after I found something similar on Pinterest. I LOVE it! Our couch is huge with no room for end tables on the side so this works perfectly. We use it for decor and keep coasters on it for our drinks.”

This is a perfect example of maximizing your Living Room Organization! They created room where there wasn’t and now have a piece that is functional, decorative, and keeps things organized.

Thanks so much for entering the giveaway, Ashley!

Don’t forget: I’ll be hosting another giveaway for the month of February with a chance to win a gift card to The Home Depot courtesy of store #2205!

Operation Year of Organization: February – Guest Bath

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February has arrived and with it comes the next organizational space challenge! This month, we’re focusing on the guest bath. This can be an extra bath, a half bath, a hall bath, your kids’ bath, whatever! We’ll have another month focused specifically on the master bath, so don’t head there just yet. February is all about getting that space that your guests frequent in tip-top organizational shape.¬†I know there’s a lot of people out there that like to snoop when they’re in someone’s bathroom (seriously?! I don’t understand this urge, so I’d love to hear why you do it!), and if someone’s going to be snooping in my bathroom, I at least want it to¬†be pretty and organized. It’ll make it that much easier for them to find what they’re looking for. What exactly are you looking for, by the way?
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The BEST Homemade Laundry Detergent You’ll Ever Find

The BEST Homemade Laundry Detergent You'll Ever Find

After many experiments, Pinterest pins, trials and errors, I have found the BEST homemade laundry detergent out there. It’s super inexpensive – $2.39 for 35 loads – and takes less than 10 minutes to make. It smells great, works for HE and non-HE washers and is perfect for sensitive skin, baby clothes and precious keepsakes like the afghan my great grandmother made me before she passed away. But let’s get to what you really want to know when picking a laundry detergent: Does it get the clothes clean? And the answer is¬†YES! Not only does it get them clean, but it does a better job using less detergent than any store bought detergents I’ve ever used. Continue reading

Your Chance to WIN – Living Room Organization

Your Chanceto WIN

Don’t forget! The deadline for entering to WIN a giftcard courtesy of¬†The Home Depot¬†store #2205 is this Sunday, January 31st at 11 pm CST!

You can now enter on Facebook! Continue reading

January Living Room Organization Linky Party



Welcome to our first Linky Party of the year for Operation Year of Organization! I’m crazy excited to see all the ways you’ve incorporated organization into your living room space this month, and I can’t wait for us all to get great ideas from one another!

Make sure you link up to be entered for a chance to WIN a gift card to¬†The Home Depot¬†that will be given after the Linky Party closes. The Home Depot has been gracious enough to sponsor the gift cards I’ll be giving out ALL YEAR, and they carry a multitude of supplies and ready-made goods for maximizing your organization – no matter what space you’re working with. Continue reading

Operation Year of Organization: Living Room Reveal

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You guys. I can’t believe we’ve already arrived at¬†reveal time! I’m so excited to show you the organizational changes I’ve implemented in our living room this month and am even more so to see what you all have done in¬†yours!

At the beginning of this month, our living room lacked functionality. It was a dumping ground¬†for shoes, mail, school papers and other odds and ends, and at the end of the day, it felt more like a place where we dropped all of our stuff as we passed through instead of a place we lived in. I wanted to create a space that not only hosted a spot for every item, but eliminated the ability for extra “dropping” to keep the organization going for years to come. Using spare pieces I had around the house, some great free finds, and a few store-bought items, I created a living room space that is not only organized but is fully functional for our family. The added bonus was how beautiful it turned out!

So without further ado…my new, improved and fully organized LIVING ROOM! Continue reading

After Reveal Coming TOMORROW

Sorry for the Delay!

I’ve been looking forward to my reveal post for three weeks now and hate to say, it must be postponed just one more day! After a grueling weekend of trying to build and piece together all the final details, I stayed up late last night to finalize the finishing touches. Anyone that knows me knows just how much of a clutz I am, and while staining the pieces at 2 this morning, I had my clutz flag flying high! Long story short, I’ve got several walls that need paint touch ups right now because it looks like they’re bleeding brown. Yikes!

So I’ll get that touch up paint job handled later today along with all the photos, and the reveal will *FINALLY* be here tomorrow! Wahoo!

And if I do say so myself, it’s one you’re not going to want to miss! I might have just set my personal bar a bit high for the rest of the house, but I don’t even care because I love it so!

See you tomorrow!



Operation Year of Organization – January Tips for Your Living Room

We’re into week 2 of the new year, and on our way to an entirely organized home! This month, we’re concentrating on the living room. If you missed the details on why we started with the living room and how to start getting it¬†organized and de-cluttered, you can find those posts¬†here¬†(why) and¬†here¬†(how).

Today, I’m going to give you some pointers on conquering those different areas of clutter that can in our living rooms and how to create an environment that steers you clear of repeating past mistakes that helped you get and stay unorganized. Continue reading

Why You Should Take Your Exhausted Friend to the Mattress Store

why you should take your exhausted friend to the mattress store.pngA few weeks ago I was utterly exhausted after having already spent weeks reeling from the cold and flu season that had taken up refuge in our home. The two year old and I were secluded in the house during the days in fear of contaminating the general public with our icky germs. To say I had cabin fever would be an understatement. Cabin fever had become our new home address.

It was during a two-day span of no fevers and no symptoms that I received a call that answered my silent cry for help. Continue reading