home command center: one room 4 ways

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  Sometimes we feel limited by the home we're with; like there's not enough room, and that we need more space. But, with a little creativity you can repurpose your space to suit your needs.  So, today, I'm showing you four ways that we use our home command center and sharing three other examples of how we've made more room with the 1650 … [Read more...]

7 ways to use trays in home decor

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  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 earrings so … [Read more...]

Home Organization Ideas for (almost) Every Room

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  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 toa Pinterest board filled with inspiration for that particular … [Read more...]

10+ clever storage ideas

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  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 … [Read more...]

200+ Ways to Paint Anything

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  Yesterday, we left off with a pile of clutter and 4 boxes. As you sort through your belongings, ask yourself these questions:   1) Can I use this in another room? 2) Can this be repurposed? 3) Would I like it better painted?   You would be amazed at how a little paint can transform just about … [Read more...]

organization 101: how to organize your home

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  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 … [Read more...]

desk chair makeover, inspired by Ballard Designs

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    It was just a plain, basic desk chair.  Gray and drab. It wasn't quite what I had in mind, but it served a purpose.  So, I kept it. At some point, I decided to put a green pillow case over the chair back to make it look more colorful. When that didn't work, I tossed some fabric over the chair for a while, intending to … [Read more...]

5 Expert Tips on How to Get Organized

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  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 … [Read more...]

mrs. hines and the ordinary, beautiful, so good, smart lighting day

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  This shop has been compensated by #Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser.   All opinions about the beauty of ordinary days, the extraordinary taking care of itself and the convenience of smart lights are mine alone.     Do not ask your children 
to strive for extraordinary lives.
 Such striving may seem admirable,
but … [Read more...]

DIY wooden label tags

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  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 for a rug to soften up the … [Read more...]