How to Make a Chore Chart – that WORKS!

How to Make a Chore Chart – that WORKS!

This how-to is super simple and super fun, too. But the best best part about this chore chart is that it works. Forget the past lists, ta-DO’s, and/or whatever else you’ve been using to compel/nag/sweetly coerce your children into doing their chores. The following method for how to make a chore chart actually works. Okay, I’m going to have to explain the flower drawing, I know. I will. Later on. But I did that. She loves it…sooo…that’s really all that matters! No more whining (by you or the … Read more…


The Daily 2 Minute Room Tidy Rule for Tweens

The Daily 2 Minute Room Tidy Rule for Tweens

The daily 2 minute room tidy rule for tweens does not have to ONLY apply to tweens. This rule is universal and can work for folks of all ages. In fact, if you apply this daily 2 minute room tidy rule to each room of your house, you will seriously cut down your weekly cleaning – perhaps by half. Giving you more time for less boring, crappy cleaning type stuff. YAY! As this rule happens to apply to our situation, I’m bringing it to you and sharing how … Read more…


Don’t Do, Teach! Life Lesson #71

Don’t Do, Teach! Life Lesson #71

It’s been awhile since we’ve had a life lesson and I’m excited to share this one with you, today. That’s not to say we’ve not been doing some learning around here, always. We began this month with sharing (informatively) all about Mags Room Challenge 2015 and this life lesson #71 goes along with that. Don’t Do, Teach. While I have been plenty able in many other areas of my life to adhere to this rule, in regard specifically to Maggie and her room, I have failed time and … Read more…


Fabulous French Memory Board for Under $15 – DIY

Fabulous French Memory Board for Under $15 – DIY

Not only is this french memory board fabulous AND under $15, it was so darn easy to create that even I can do it. No, really. You don’t get it. I’m not a crafty person. Not a crafty blogger. Not prone to making ANYTHING, frankly. Depending upon what it is, how long it will take, how much it will cost (vs. simply buying it pre-made), and what my level of irritation may be by the end of (said project). I’ve crafted plenty. Clay and jewelry and crochet and … Read more…


The Artfully Arranged Tween Bookcase – Keep it Neat!

The Artfully Arranged Tween Bookcase – Keep it Neat!

Throughout the whole #MagsRoomChallenge2015 (yes, we’re still talking about it and will be for some time…thank you for stopping by), there were pockets of joy to be found. One of them was in how Mags and I set up her tween bookcase in her new space. My goal for her room over all is to have it be a more focused, functional, and fabulous place for her to spend time; and having an artfully arranged tween bookcase encompasses all those things. And it keeps everything neat. Related: from … Read more…


Mags Room Challenge 2015 – from Hoarder to Heavenly in 4 Easy Steps!

Mags Room Challenge 2015 – from Hoarder to Heavenly in 4 Easy Steps!

Finally, we are here. To the place we’ve all been waiting to be for 4 long weeks. Though it seems a much longer time has passed since Mags Room Challenge 2015 all began. And truthfully, it didn’t take us all this time to complete Mags’ room redo. Taking her from hoarder to heavenly in 4 easy steps really only required about two full weekends, plus a couple of afternoons after school. Related: Is my child a Hoarder? And, for a bit more honesty, if she hadn’t balked in … Read more…


Is My Child a Hoarder? The Emotional Impact of a Messy Bedroom

Is My Child a Hoarder? The Emotional Impact of a Messy Bedroom

For as long as I can remember, my child has been a saver of…stuff. It really hasn’t mattered what it is, she simply saves EVERYTHING, most often with the caveat in place: you never know, mom, I might need it later OR I can use this to OR it’s a memory… Related: Learn how to de-clutter any room in 8 easy steps So is my child a hoarder? Because for almost as long as she’s been a saver of…stuff…we have had to deal with her messy bedroom and … Read more…


8 Easy Steps to Completely De-clutter ANY Room!

8 Easy Steps to Completely De-clutter ANY Room!

If you were hiding under a rock this late Spring and missed #MagsRoomChallenge2015 then I applaud you. Perhaps. Now that you’re here, you should know that you are just in time to have every glorious detail spread out before you. Not in this post. We’re going to ease into, go through, and then finish up so freaking fabulously the whole darn thing; but FIRST – we’re going to (really quick) learn 8 easy steps to completely de-clutter ANY room! You should probably know that I made this up. … Read more…


From May to June – Looking Forward

From May to June – Looking Forward

Whew! What a crazy month May has been. Not a single thing happened the way I thought it would – mostly. Truly. The entire month was one big surprise after another. And quite a bit of it just not in the way I had wished.hoped.planned for. And so we go from May to June – looking forward. Onward and upward, as they say. A quick May recap? Oh, let’s do, shall we… I wrote out my June calender (having finished up #MagsRoomChallenge2015) and was stoked to be so … Read more…