Let’s Celebrate Spring with Some Spring Gifts {Giveaway}

Spring with Hallmark

Who doesn’t love Spring? I’ve been looking up at the gorgeous blue skies that we have been experiencing lately, smelling the warmer air and dreaming of the days of seeing green and not having to wear snow boots to the bus stop! My favourite part about spring, other than the warmer weather, is seeing all of the nature start to bloom again. It truly is a refreshing time of year. Don’t you find yourself energized when you realize that we are leaving all of the snow and ice behind? Hallmark Canada also loves to celebrate spring! I always enjoy seeing … Continue reading

A Safer Alternative to Candles {Giveaway}

Lampe Berger

I was a candle girl and often had many going in my house until one day as I sat nursing my little guy I heard a crackling noise. I got up thinking maybe the stove was left on, but found nothing. I went back to sit down and the crackling was getting louder. As I made my way down our hallway I noticed that my wall by the front door was on FIRE! I quickly sprung to action putting the fire out while feeling confused about how this could happen. My glass candle holder had exploded and caused a fire. … Continue reading

FIRST Declutter THEN Clean with some HELP!

Basement Collage

As you likely have learned over the past month, I am in serious decluttering mode in my home! We have collected WAY too much “stuff” and it is time for me to sort and let go of the items that we no longer need. My biggest job is in my basement, as that is the place where items go when we don’t need regularly, daily access to them. Things have piled up too high down there and it is time for a serious PURGE! I can’t believe I’m about to show you these photos, but I guess the first step … Continue reading

3 Tips for Keeping Your Home Clutter Fre #40bags40days

Keeping Your Home Clutter Free

Keeping my home clutter free NEVER happens. Part of it is due to the fact that I have children and part of it is just ME. I have a very hard time keeping our home decluttered. I have many, MANY excuses for this (some of them more valid than others), but at the end of the day, in every room of our home, there is some form of clutter. And YES, it drives my husband nuts (which I feel terrible about)! This is why I am making 2015 the year of DECLUTTERING our home! It is a HUGE job and … Continue reading

Helping My Kids Learn How to Declutter and Purge #40bags40days

Helping Kids Learn How to Declutter

I think I was born a “pack rat” because for as long as I can remember, I have collected things, I’ve had a cluttered living space and I’ve had a difficult time letting items go. Unfortunately, I think I’ve passed that gene over to my daughter, as she is having a hard time letting things go as we clean out our house. A perfect example is when we sorted through her doll collection that she never plays with anymore. I remember my parents having a Garage Sale when I was younger and when I saw certain toys/games that I wasn’t … Continue reading

5 Tips for How to Declutter Your Basement #40Bags40Days

organization

As many of you know, I am participating in a challenge this month called 40 Bags in 40 Days. I have been spending as much time as I can organizing, decluttering and purging items in my home. As I mentioned in my first decluttering post, one of my main cluttered areas is my basement. We have an unfinished basement where I store many, MANY things. Almost 10 years ago, I taught Kindergarten. As a teacher, and specifically, a Kindergarten teacher, I always kept things for my classrooms. When I had my daughter, I left my teaching career in order to … Continue reading

Decluttered – Feeling Lighter! #40bags40days

Declutter Dolls

Well, yes, I can share that I am feeling lighter! It is truly amazing just how much clutter weighs you down. You don’t realize it until you free yourself from it and the weight that gets lifted is incredible. Today is officially Day 9 of #40bags40days and I can’t believe how much I have decluttered already! This week, the major spaces that I tackled in my home were my basement and my office kitchen. As I have shared before, there isn’t one room in my home that I can say is clutter free, so instead of making a plan of … Continue reading

3 FREE Printable 2015 Calendars

free printable calendars

A new year, a fresh start. I always LOVE the way a brand new calendar feels, don’t you? There are so many uses for a calendar in the home and I often find myself printing off single months at a time to keep track of a variety of activities, countdowns, etc. Of course, we have one main, family calendar that is magnetic and stays on the fridge for all to see. I colour code appointments, events etc. (each family member has their own colour) in order to make it easier to read at a quick glance. I also use the … Continue reading

Decluttered: 40 Bags in 40 Days ‪#‎40Bags40Days‬

40bags40days

I view January as the opportunity for a fresh start. It is a chance to reflect on our life the way it is now and make any changes that would benefit us. These changes are often things like changes for our health and wellbeing, our routines, home decor and organization and more. This year, I will be participating in a “challenge” called 40 Bags in 40 Days because what I have decided to tackle this new year is my home. I have a lot of things, not necessarily valuable things, but “stuff”. My husband and I are opposites in many … Continue reading

Holiday Themed Name Banners {Giveaway}

This weekend, we will begin decorating our home for Christmas! I can’t wait to pull out all of our holiday bins and go through all of the decorations to put all over the house. It will be like Christmas exploded when we are finished, but that is what makes it so much fun! Personalized decor is always the best, isn’t it? Recently, I have been introduced to Knock Knock Banners, an online store that creates personalized name banners for all occasions. Knock Knock banners has an adorable selection of Holiday Themed Name Banners! Santa’s Furry Friends and Winter Wonderland are … Continue reading