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

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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

Get Your Home Organized in 2016

It’s the first day of the new year, and now is the time when everyone’s in the mindset of starting fresh! We set goals, make resolutions, and plan on revamping certain areas of our lives, and our homes almost always make the list.

Most often, you see ways to declutter or organize your home in “x” amount of days. Generally, it’s within the first three months of the new year. I love the idea of getting it all done and out of the way, but realistically, how many of us actually complete the entire process? When it’s compacted into the first of the year, added to the fact that you have all of your other resolutions piling on top of it, it becomes very daunting to finish, and we get burnt out before we’re half way through.

I’m taking a different approach to organizing my home in 2016, and I’d love to have you join me! Continue reading

Handmade Gift Ideas for Kids and Toddlers

Handmade Gift for Kids and ToddlersThis past weekend was so exciting for the kids and I. We had our one-on-one meetings to discuss and plan their Christmas gifts to each other. And I’ve got to say, I was impressed! Because we decided to step away from the commercial Christmas and go handmade instead (you can read more about that here) I was curious to see just what their kid brains would come up with as ideas for gifting to one another. I wasn’t too positive that I wouldn’t hear something like “a can of beans” from one of them. As it turned out, the can of beans kid shocked the pants off me! They were more than excited to be making something to lovingly give the other. Continue reading