Cleaning & Organization

Back in 2018, we did a post called good looking ugly stuff because I’m the kind of person who is genuinely a happier person when every thing in our home, down to the color of the dish rag and the toilet plunger, is in harmony with one another aesthetically. Maybe that sounds extreme, but I challenge you […]

Last week we shared our freshly painted and organized pantry and this week, we thought it would be fun to give a little video tour. There were a few skeptics that thought not everything came back in the pantry, and I can confidently say that all the major players and small appliances are here! We […]

When we finished our closet renovation last year, and many times since, I get asked, “But are these all of your clothes and shoes?” And I give an enthusiastic YES! There’s no hidden dresser or extra clothes stashed anywhere. It’s not a little bit of clothes by any means but I’m also not a fashion guru (I […]


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