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you can organize your life.”

Becoming #chosen

Meeting My Sponsored Child through World Vision

This past week I had the privilege of traveling to South America with World Vision to see how they’ve been working with communities in Ecuador and witness their new #chosen initiative at work firsthand. I can definitively say that my life has been changed by getting to meet so many amazing people in Ecuador. I...

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30 Day Purge: Day 12 Junk Drawer

Everyone has a junk drawer (or 3) in their homes. Let’s take a few minutes to address those today. Time to get purging! DAY 8: Utensil Drawer Empty your junk drawer onto the table. Now go through one item at a time, purging the clutter. You probably don’t use most Read More

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30 Day Purge: Day 11 Desk Top

Today we are moving into the home office or the spot where you keep your bills and paperwork. This is a big day and will make a big impact on your sanity! Remember, it should be a quick challenge. Don’t overthink it, just start purging. DAY 11: Desk Top Take Read More

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30 Day Purge: Day 10 Kitchen Linens

Purging clutter gives you the space to breathe and just be. Without clutter, your mind is more at peace and you don’t have to worry about all of the excess stuff. It really is a good thing. I hope you’re enjoying this challenge. DAY 10: Kitchen Linens We are back Read More

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30 Day Purge: Day 9 Laundry Products

We are continuing on with another day of purging clutter in our homes. This is a quick challenge that should only take you 5 minutes each day. A little adds up to big results though, so stick with me. DAY 9: Laundry Products Laundry products can accumulate fast and before Read More

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30 Day Purge: Day 8 Utensil Drawer

Hopefully you are feeling good about the purge so far. Let’s keep up the pace and continue with another hotspot. We are still in the kitchen. There’s a lot to purge in this space! DAY 8: Utensil Drawer Today is another easy purge day. Take everything out of your utensil Read More

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30 Day Purge: Day 7 Spices

We are in the kitchen today. This is one of my favorite spaces to purge. It will be an easy day for you, promise! DAY 7: Spices Today I would like for you to pull out all of your spices. Check the expiration dates and purge the expired ones. Make Read More

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30 Day Purge: Day 6 Cleaning Products

We are almost finished with week 1 of our 30 day purge. You are doing a great job. Keep it up! It’s time to purge your cleaning products. DAY 6: Cleaning Products For some reason, we (I) tend to buy a lot of cleaning products and start using a new Read More

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30 Day Purge: Day 5 Shoes

We are coasting right along. Purging your home should feel good. You should feel a weight lifted off your shoulders because things weigh us down. It’s time to purge some more. DAY 5: Shoes Today I would like for you to go though your home and collect all of the Read More

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Aqua and White Fall Living Room Decor

Aqua and White Fall Living Room Decor

Our aqua and white fall living room decor has our home feeling welcoming and festive for the autumn season! Of all of the rooms in our house, the living room may have experienced the greatest transformation since we moved in. To be quite honest, I was a bit worried about decorating this room at first....

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30 Day Purge: Day 14 Linens

We are half way through the challenge. I’m loving it. I have purged so many things and it feels great! What about you? DAY 14: Linen Closet Take a few minutes to purge your linen closet. If you have not used a set of sheets in the last year, you Read More

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30 Day Purge: Day 13 Games

We are about half way finished with the 2019 purge. Don’t quit now. You have made a huge impact! Let’s keep going. It’s downhill from here. DAY 13: Games Everyone has a collection of game boards, video games, etc. Pull them all out and assess what you have. When was Read More

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How to Help

Sponsor a child with World Vision. https://www.worldvision.org/sponsor-a-child

Over the past few months I, like many others, have become fascinated by the Enneagram. I am always intrigued by personality frameworks anyway, but the Enneagram seems particularly spot on, and I’ve gleaned so much insight about myself and my loved ones. Donnie, for example, is an Enneagram type 5, known as “The Investigator.” Suddenly...

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Aqua Fall Dining Room

Dining Room Hutch Decorated in Aqua and White for Fall

This aqua fall dining room provides so many beautiful and creative ideas for decorating for autumn using a non-traditional color palette! Well, the temperatures may still be in the 80s around here, but maybe if I decorate my house for fall, the weather will get the memo and I’ll be able to wear a sweater...

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The Simple Technique that Helps Me Be Insanely Productive Every Single Day

Time blocking has helped me become so much more productive and make the most of my time! My productivity is through the roof! Click through to the post to get this helpful free printable for time blocking!

Time blocking is a simple technique, but it can give you a huge productivity boost! Grab our free printable and start making the most of your time! Back-to-school season is one of those times of year when we swear we’re going to get it together. We’re going to be so organized and productive, and everything in our...

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30 Day Purge

It’s time to get ready for the holiday season and that includes purging clutter from our homes. The A Bowl Full of Lemons 30 day purge challenge will begin on October 1st. Each morning, I will post one item. Take 5 minutes every day and purge, purge, purge that item Read More

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Free Printable 2020 Calendar

Blank Calendars for 2020, Free Printables

This free printable 2020 calendar will become your most favorite organizing tool! Plan your schedule, organize events, manage your goals, keep track of activities, and more! Calendar people are my kind of people. Every year around this time, I start to get a bunch of emails asking, “When is next year’s calendar coming out?!” and,...

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Pretty (and Free!) October Printable Calendars

October Free Printable Calendars

October calendar printables can help you organize your schedule, make the most of your time, plan fun fall events, and more! Grab these free October printable calendars and get planning! Calendar printables are one of my favorite organizing tools because they are so versatile! I’ve used them to organize everything from my boys’ sports and...

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10 Biggest Organizing Mistakes People Make in the Basement, Garage, or Other Storage Space

Organized Sentimental Items

Are you making these organizing mistakes?! Learn the 10 biggest mistakes people make when organizing the basement, garage, or other storage space so you can avoid them in your own home! We lived in our house for years with a very messy garage and basement. And it was fine. Other than when it became frigid...

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How to Start a Blog in 10 Easy Steps: The Definitive Guide for 2019

How to Start a Blog in 10 Easy Steps: The Definitive Guide for 2019

If you’re wondering how to start a blog in 2019 and make money online, this in-depth post can guide you through the setup process step by step so that you can have your new blog up and running in no time! More than 6 years ago now, I decided to start a blog on a...

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5 things to clean this fall

After Labor Day, it’s time to start thinking about Fall cleaning. Here are 5 things that I always clean, once football season begins. Be sure to check out this blog post, to print out my detailed Fall Freshen Up check list.     Need to replenish your household cleaners this Read More

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A Free Printable Grocery List and Meal Planner

Free Printable Shopping List with One Wee and Two Week Options

This free printable grocery list and meal planner will help you get organized while saving you time and money at the store! Take this shopping list with you and have a much smoother trip! You know I love all organizing printables, but if you forced me to pick my very favorite, I’m pretty sure that...

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25 Brilliant Garage Storage Ideas that Will Get You Organized

These brilliant garage storage ideas will help you make the most of the space you have and organize everything you need to store! You’ll be able to use the garage as a place to park your cars rather than as a dumping ground for extra stuff! Of allllllll of the spaces I’ve ever organized, storage...

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Pretty (and Free!) September Printable Calendars

Free September Calendar Printables

September calendar printables can help you organize your schedule, make the most of your time, plan fun fall events, and more! Grab these free September printable calendars and get planning! I love, love, love monthly calendar printables because they are so helpful for getting organized! I use them to help me reach my goals, keep...

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350+ Categories You Can Declutter in 15 Minutes or Less

Checklist of 15-Minute Decluttering Tasks

Grab your free printable checklist of 350+ categories in your home that you can declutter in 15 minutes or less, and start making the very most of the margins in your day! The Decluttering Problem When I talk to people about decluttering and organizing, I feel like I hear the same phrase over and over...

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Thinking About Building a New Home? Read This First!

Things To Know Before You Build a New Construction Home

This Ryan Homes review shares our experience with building a new construction home– what we loved, what we’d change, and more! In 2016 we decided that it was finally time to move out of our little townhouse into a single family home. After looking at the listings for every single house available in our school...

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My Favorite Interior Paint Colors | Our Whole House Paint Color Scheme

Mudroom Doors Painted Sherwin Williams Rainwashed

Get my favorite interior paint colors with our whole house paint color scheme! These beautiful paint colors will look gorgeous in any home! I am definitely not the “handy” one in our house. Donnie is the one who is skilled with tools, building, and fixing things, and therefore, many of the DIY projects around here...

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Pretty (and Free!) August Printable Calendars

August 2019 Calendars, Free Printables

August calendar printables can help you organize your schedule, make the most of your time, plan fun end of summer events, and more! Grab these free August printable calendars and get planning! Calendar printables are one of the organizing tools I reach for most because they’re just so versatile! I use them to plan out...

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Cozy and Serene Master Bedroom Reveal

Reading Nook in Cozy Master Bedroom Design

These cozy and serene master bedroom design ideas can serve as inspiration as you create your own beautiful bedroom! Calming colors, soft textiles, and simple accessories give this master bedroom a light, airy, and inviting feel! Our master bedroom is finally complete! Admittedly, I finished about 90% of the space a few months ago, but...

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How to Remove Paint from Wood with Paint Stripper

Refinished Dresser with Stained Top

Remove paint from wood with paint stripper and restore your piece of furniture back to its beautiful wood grain! This post shows you how to strip painted furniture step by step. It’s been a bit since I’ve redone a piece of furniture around here, but I’ve been working on our bedroom [VERY slowly], which included...

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