How to Organize Household Documents

Document Organization

Do you have a central location where you store your household documents? If your answer to this is “no”, then what do you do if you have an emergency? If your freezer begins leaking, you find water in your basement, or you hit an unknown button that locks your cable on the HDMI channel, you’ll immediately begin…

The Four Basic Principles of Home Organization

Clutter Free Closet

I truly believe it is possible for everyone to have an organized home. If you’re a typical American, your closets and garages are packed to the ceiling. It happens to most of us!  No matter your situation or personality, you can have an organized, uncluttered home. Home organization works best when divided into small projects. Start with…

Diary of a Dream House – Part 2: Selecting a Builder

Dream House 2 Construction

When it comes to selecting a builder, gosh what could be more important?  Use these tips to select the guy or gal who is going to make your dream a reality. Remember, you are going to spend many hours with this person and you want to have a great working relationship and a comfort level…

Bacon and Potato Frittata is a Meal

Frittata 2

Reflections of a Recipe Collector I feel as though I should begin with a disclaimer: I have 6 chickens, so I watch for recipes that use large amounts of eggs occasionally.  I had an abundance this week that needed to be used, so this frittata seemed like a good recipe to try. We’ll talk about…

Diary of a Dream House – Part 1: Purchasing the Land

Dream House 1 The Property

As an interior designer, I have always wanted to plan a house from start to finish; certainly for the experience, but also as a test of my accumulated knowledge and skills. Can I build a house that functions perfectly for my family, projects the essence of who we are, and stay within budget? I sort…

Tips to Make Moving Less Stressful

Use Rollers When Moving

You’ve packed your Moving Day box, right? Well if not, you need to read these moving day tips! Moving tips need to start at the current house and then “move” to the new house, so here goes… Packing the boxes! * Don’t over pack boxes.  It’s better for your health to take more trips and…

5 Ways to Brighten a Room with Little Natural Light

Brighten a Room with Color

If you are living in a home with little natural light, you are probably looking for ways to brighten a room or two, short of putting in bigger windows. Well, we have 5 ideas that can help you to maximize the natural lighting you do have to brighten a room, or all your rooms! 1….

Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps are Quick to Prepare

Mu Shu Lettuce Wraps

Reflections from a Recipe Collector My daughter loves to go to P F Chang’s and order their lettuce wraps. I have been keeping a look out for something similar and what I found was great! This is such an easy, quick meal to assemble because there is almost no cooking if you use a store…

Carefree Poly Furniture Review: Quality Long Lasting Outdoor Furniture

Colorful Adirondack Chairs from Carefree Poly Furniture

It’s not often that you get to buy a great product and do something that’s truly beneficial for the planet, too. But that’s what we found at Carefree Poly Furniture – a ’net-based company that sells Amish-made poly lawn furniture. If you’re not familiar with poly lawn furniture, which many consider to be the “next…

The Color Green is an Ideal Wall Color

Color Green 2

One of the most prevalent colors on our planet, green offers a wide variety of hues, making it ideal for walls. It is a secondary color, meaning it is created through the blending of two of the primaries; in this case blue and yellow. So, greens with more yellow are going to be the olives,…