How Many Sheet and Towel Sets Should You Have?

It was 5:30 this morning, and I was trying to fall back to sleep after  a restroom break. But I was distracted by an onion-y smell. Then I realized, “that’s my sheets!” I started trying to think back and remember the last time I washed our sheets. I didn’t think it had been all that long […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 new uses for tin cans

One of my daughter’s chores is unloading and loading the dishes, and every time she notices a tin can in the dishwasher she says, “Mom, we don’t have room for this,” with great teenage exasperation. Needless to say, she’s grown a little weary of my growing tin can collection.  But, I love having tin cans […]

What’s on My Vanity?

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For years, I’ve wanted my very own, real live vanity tray.  Like the one I bought Mrs. Hardy, my first grade teacher, for Christmas. So, I’ve waited and waited to find the perfect tray.  Then, one day recently, as I was taking down a picture that I no longer wanted, it dawned on me that […]

An Organized Home

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“A place for everything and everything in its place.” I’ve been burning the midnight oil to turn that vision into reality this month. This week I’ll be getting the garage in order. It’s close…very close. But, I’m such a detail person that this last bit will probably take me hours to finish. While I’m working […]

Simple New Uses for Jars

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To me, the beauty of a jar is in its simplicity, A simplicity that beckons me to slow down, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Yes, the beauty of a jar is in its simplicity. Until next time, Sharon

Organizing with Baskets

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What is your favorite way to organize? Until next time, Sharon I’m sharing my baskets at: Open House Party @ No Minimalist Here Hooking up with HoH @ House of Hepworths Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Copycat Challenge: Kitchen Storage

  I wasn’t quite sure what my copycat project was going to be until a few days ago when Peggy @ The Decorating Files shared a post entitled “5 Stylish Kitchen Storage Ideas.”   Better Homes and Gardens Taking a perfectly pretty door off of the cabinet was a bit out of my comfort zone… […]