40 Bags in 40 Days – The Results

The 40 bags in 40 days challenge ended a couple of weeks ago...how did everyone do? I did pretty well. My house still isn't an organized haven, and I wasn't the ruthless, hard-hearted, clutter destroying machine that I had hoped to be...but I still got my 40 bags. More than 40 actually. When I first read about this challenge 40 bags sounded like a … [Read more...]

40 Bags in 40 Days

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU for all the awesome comments on my last post about house size...I love it when a blog post turns into a conversation. I'm really enjoying reading all your responses, getting different perspectives on house size, and just generally getting to know y'all better. That comments section is a wealth of knowledge and … [Read more...]

How to Make Dirty Grout Look New

Way back when, sometime during our kitchen remodel, I talked about replacing our kitchen floor. I've never liked the tile... its a subtle pinky/flesh color, it's shiny, it NEVER looks clean, and I just generally think it's ugly. It's the cheapest builders grade tile you can buy and the grout looks terrible. Some horrible person must break in at … [Read more...]

2012 Resolutions and “Loose Goals” for 2013

Last January I posted my "Less Mess" resolution and made it my goal to clean up my messiest spaces. I even threw etiquette to the wind and showed you pictures of my messes in all their glory. Well 2012 has come and gone and I should be living in an organized paradise. Should be, being the key word. Lets see how I did... The Pantry, then  The … [Read more...]

Don’t Spill Motor Oil On Your Carpet

Yes, that is correct...I spilled used motor oil in my kids bedroom. Who does that? Does this kinda of stuff happen to other people, or just me? Wait, don't answer. I know I'm not going to get away with skipping that part about how it happened, so here we go. Adam was outside changing the oil on one of our cars. When he was done he came to the door … [Read more...]

Less Mess – The Junk Drawers

The Less Mess Project if off to a good start! I chose to begin with the junk drawers because they're the easiest...I could finish them in an hour or so and feel dang good about my day. So, the before shots..  See that plastic bag on the bottom shelf of the cabinet? Well, that it the contents of the junk drawer when we started the kitchen … [Read more...]

The Less Mess Project

Happy 2012 y'all! A new year is here and I have a goal. Actually I have a lot of goals, but the one I'm going to talk about is one of simplification and organization. Ah, simplification and organization, I sound so eloquent. What I meant is that my house if full of crap. It's not the in your face kind, I hide it away like a true professional. My … [Read more...]