Family Command Center Organization

Do you know how many times I’ve emptied the command center with hopes of fixing what wasn’t working? At least a handful, probably more. There was the time that I didn’t want a clunky old desktop computer and printer taking up all of the desk space, but the printer never found a home. And the time that […]

7 Tips for Creating a Practical AND Pretty Kitchen

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Kohler. All opinions are 100% mine. As I have been going about assessing the purpose and practicality of my home, I’ve discovered that you really can have a room that is both practical and pretty. For me, that meant breaking one of my own […]

His and Hers Bathroom Cabinet Organization

I took a little bit of a different approach to organizing our bathroom cabinets this time around. While I did sort like things together, I separated them by use as well as taking into account our individual organizing personalities to create a His and Hers Bathroom Cabinet Organization system. Mr. Hines likes to keep his […]

Clever Cloth Napkin Storage

Oh how I wish that we still gathered together for dinner in the dining room every evening, Downton Abbey style… Complete with footmen, silver trays, candelabras, stemware, silverware, cloth napkins…a sideboard filled with all the necessary accoutrements. But, we don’t. At least, not in the Hines house. Most of the time, our dining room serves […]

Grace in the Dirty Dishes and Other Home Organization Tips

My Christmas decorations have been strewn all over the kitchen island for nearly a week. And, since my island is covered in nutcrackers and ornaments, I didn’t cook last week…except for the night I made Sloppy Joes from Manwich sauce which I don’t think can really count as cooking. As I stare at a pile […]

Master Closet Organization

  When we first moved in to this house, I was so glad that the builders had installed shelving.  I had just spent the past few years adding shelving to my last master closet and didn’t want to spend the time or money doing that again. But with all of those shelves, I didn’t have […]

7 Ways to Organize with Trays

So far in the Love the Home You’re With series, we’ve been busy organizing and putting things back where they belong. But, there’s just some stuff that belongs out in the open; within easy reach, like nail clippers and guitar picks and blankets.   And sometimes, you want a convenient place to store your favorite […]

How to Organize (Almost) Every Room in Your Home

As Geralin mentioned in our interview the other day, it is a good idea to get inspiration from others.  So, today I’m sharing several rooms that will hopefully give you some home organization ideas for your own space. Each room title links to a Pinterest board filled with inspiration for that particular space.   Bathroom   […]

10+ Clever Storage Ideas

So, now that we’ve decided what to keep, it’s time to put it all back.  But, first, let me share some clever storage ideas:   ~Do sort like items together.  Hair products, paper products, medicines, makeup, baking pans… ~Don’t buy any containers until you determine what type of containers you need. Do that by taking inventory […]

Organization 101: How to Organize Your Home

  I love organizing!  Even so, I have problem areas in my home, the behind-the-closed-door areas, that I’m still working on. And those areas, without a doubt, cause stress, duplicate purchases, missed deadlines…all the things Geralin mentioned the other day. In fact, before I cleared off my desk the other night, I broke two light […]

5 Expert Tips on How to Get Organized

  I believe getting organized is the first step to creating a beautiful home. And, it’s difficult to love a cluttered home.  So, I’ve asked professional organizer, Geralin Thomas, to share her tips on how to get organized.     Here’s our interview:   Q. How does organization, or lack of, affect us in our […]

DIY Wooden Label Tags

  I set out to makeover my laundry room over 3 years ago.   I collected inspiration,   made a shade out of a shower curtain, and hung it on a DIY curtain rod.   I added shelves, changed out the storage baskets and made label tags for them.     I also shopped the house […]

4 Creative Jewelry Organizers

I love accessories.   Scarves, belts, shoes and especially jewelry.    My everyday look is earrings, studs or hoops, and a bracelet or two. I love stacking bracelets. On dressier occasions, I ditch the dangly earrings for studs and wear a statement necklace.   Statement necklaces make me feel so sophisticated. But where is a […]

Over 140 Brilliant Organizing Solutions

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I truly believe that a beautiful home starts with organization. I also believe that an organized home is a necessary step to creating success at home. The idea of organizing can see overwhelming. Where do I start? How do I start? These 5 Expert Tips on How to Get Organized will help. The good news is […]

Garage Organization Ideas

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In the five years we’ve lived in this house, the garage has never been organized. For the first year we lived here, we couldn’t park either of our vehicles in it. It was easy to forget about as I went about my day inside. But, every time I walked into the garage, I felt put […]

Every Cook Needs an Organized Kitchen

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To me, my house feels most like a home when I’m cooking. If you love to cook like I do, then you know how important it is to have your kitchen organized. We’ve lived in this house for a little over five years now, and I’m finally getting things situated.  Of course, Mr. Hines doubts […]

How to Tackle the Big Projects

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With Pinterest, Houzz, Pottery Barn Catalogs, Home Decor Magazines and Bloggers, the inspiration is endless! How many of you find your mind just spinning with inspiration?  Better yet, how many of you feel that you have more inspiration than time?