Organizing Strategy – Simplify

Organizing - Simplify-What Does It Mean?  Have you ever used the phrase, 'It's here somewhere?' Sadly, I use it way too often. In my case, the problem is that I might pick something up, not thinking about it and in the process of doing something else, set it down. Usually, it's my cell phone. I've told Dearest I think I need a cord … [Read more...]

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Organization-Learning From the Library

Organization - Learning From the Library I have a fondness for the library. My earliest memories were filled with hours spent in the library as a young girl - strolling through the aisles, choosing books and hours reading. When the children were young and in school, we spent hours in the library. I wanted to instill in my children a love of … [Read more...]

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Getting Organized – The Basics

I must have said several times, 'I'm going to get organized!'. For what did I get for Christmas, a crafty organizing carry-all. It's pretty cool with drawers and such. But that craft closet is a scary monster right now! It'll take more than that sweet carry-all! I'm so ready, this is my year, to finally get organized. I'm ready to simplify, to … [Read more...]

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Getting Organized

  Simple Solutions for the Creative Mind and Collector's Heart and I should add, for those short on storage and closets. I have this delightsome old house. I'm not sure what they did with the things they treasured most...is it a part of our time where the newer houses have closets galore; kitchen cabinet for days; garages; and that … [Read more...]

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A Good Night’s Sleep with Perfect Linens

Sleep We spend approximately a third of our lives sleeping. Wouldn't it make sense to make sure those hours are spent in the best possible comfort? I was given the opportunity to review bed sheets by Perfect Linens. I can tell you, you will get a good night's sleep with Perfect Linens. A Good Night's Rest... Let's face it, there are hundreds … [Read more...]

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Seasoning new and restoring old Cast Iron Pans

You Can Restore Old, Crusty Cast Iron Pans There's nothing quite so beautiful as the blackened, shiny patina of a well-seasoned cast iron pan. There are a few specific rules in keeping your pans in pristine condition. As a result, if you do, they'll reward you with good service for many, many years. But, what if you find gunky poorly used … [Read more...]

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10 Ways to Simplify Your Life

Make It Easy On Yourself It is about time for many children and teachers to go back to school. The easier schedule of summer - for some- is about to pass. I say for some, because it seems to me we're always busy, always have things to do - even when we plan our vacations and leisure times! Grandma Was Right A man works from sun to sun, … [Read more...]

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Hamilton Beach Durathon Iron

Review & Giveaway! Do you like to iron? It's not one of my favorite tasks. But it is one of those tools and tasks that I love - because of the results. I use the iron for a lot of decor and craft projects. I am preparing a Spring Tablescape and one of the most important things is to have a well-ironed tablecloth. It sets the whole … [Read more...]

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Fragrancing the Home

Before going on my short holiday, I did a deep clean throughout the house. I even cleaned a few closets and drawers...you just never know! One of my favorite things to do while cleaning is to bring summer's beautifully fragrant flowers into each room. In the dining room, I placed two shallow bowls with magnolias - one is the first picture. On a … [Read more...]

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Natural Cleansers

  For many of us, our budgets are getting tighter and tighter. We watch the sales papers for deals at the market and at department stores. Stretching our spending dollars has become an important part of our life - similar to the frugal days during World War II. Rekindling 'Victory Gardens' has come back into vogue. So too has thrifty … [Read more...]

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