Category: cleaning and organizing

children’s book: home for a bunny.

You may remember that I have a bit of a thing for Golden Books. All the classic stories from my childhood, and I can find them at thrift stores for .50 cents each! What’s not to love? I scored big time at Savers a few weeks ago. Just over $5 for the stack you see here. Sweet. My favorite at right now: ‘Home For A Bunny’ by Margaret Wise Brown. Many of my favorite children’s book are written by good…
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thrifted jewelry stand.

I’ve got a bit of a problem with jewelry. I have too much of it, way way too much. But I’m coming up with all kinds of clever ways to keep it untangled, and this is my latest. I found a jewelry stand of some sort on my most recent excursion to Savers thrift store. I assume it was for short necklaces since my medium/long ones don’t work on it. But for $1.99? I think I can figure out a…
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what to do with dried flower boquets.

I need your help. Badly. Those of you who are craftypants in your spare time, this is your chance to shine. You know in the 90’s when dried flowers were kind of *it*? No? Well they were in Utah, and I was hot and fast on the trend. Two major milestones happened for me in the 1990’s: I was married in 1998 and in 1999 Precocious was born. No need to do the math, we were married 18 months before…
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ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here.

I was happy to read your comments and tweets after I posted about ConAgra Foods’ Child Hunger Ends Here Neighborhood Rally Campaign. It really is alarming that so many children in our midst are without food. It brings out every maternal instinct I have when I hear something like that. One in four children is hungry? I want to bring them all into my kitchen for an after-school snack, but alas I cannot. Thankfully a whole host of people, including…
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kitchen remodel part 3.

I will be grateful till the end of my days about my Frigidaire kitchen appliances. Really, forever grateful. And even though it’s like complaining about getting free clothes because your closet is too full, I’m totally and completely sick of my kitchen remodel. Over it you guys, really reeeeeeally over it. For starters, my family room still looks like this the contents of my cabinets on display for the whole world to see. I have to go get sugar and…
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reason #5425 I love my new refrigerator.

I love my new appliances. Like, love them so much I want to sleep next to them on a little blanket in the kitchen. But here’s another reason I love my Frigidaire refrigerator. It has removable shelf liners. Nasty right?You know when you’re trying to clean the condiment shelf of the refrigerator and you can’t get all the nooks and crannies because the shelf is so tiny, and it’s attached to the fridge and you let out all the cold…
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earth day round-up.

Are you doing anything special for Earth Day today? Tie Dying anything? Wearing your favorite pair of Birkenstock sandals? I might whip out a craft or two this afternoon, but right now the earthiest thing on my agenda is going to feed the horses. Which is awfully earthy if you really think about it. I always end up with lots of earth, and poopy earth at that, on my shoes when I’m through. Sounds fun, right? Lots of people more…
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foxy blunt greeting cards.

I’m a huge Pioneer Woman fan. Huge. I not-so-secretly want to be living on a ranch in the middle of nowhere with my family. Can you imagine if I had access to Reuben the horse without driving to the pasture, and Viktor was on the premises all day? Heaven. I digress. I was reading Pioneer Woman’s Home & Garden section a couple weeks ago where she wrote about these hilarious greeting cards made by a company called Foxy Blunt. Get…
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bits and pieces for your weekend.

{photo via Cucumbersome} Do you ever Stumble? It’s one of my favorite things to do when I’m avoiding work. I’ve recently come across some really cute stuff. Check out these Earl Grey Tea Soaps from Cucumbersome that look like little tea packets! So adorable. {photo via Made by Lex} And this headband refashioned from a hem at Made by Lex? Come on. Killing me with cleverness. {photo via Crepes of Wrath) Who wants to make homemade pop tarts this weekend?…
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