Leader of the Pack, packing tips for vacations

Leader of the Pack

Leader of the Pack, our newest series of blog posts, is designed to teach people how to properly pack for any trip.  I’ve read countless articles and blog posts about how to fit everything you need into one suitcase, and I’m always left disappointed.  More often than not, these people are admitting to having to do laundry while on vacation (Boo!) or are misleading the whole idea of “one suitcase” when they put all toiletries into another carry bag.   {Read More}

Upcycled drawers make fabulous decor!

Source:  thegardeningcook.com

When we began gutting this house out, I made a point to salvage all of the wooden drawers.  I don’t have a full accounting of them at hand, but I believe it’s safe to say that I have at least 12 drawers in various sizes and shapes.  They have come from huge dressers, nightstands and desks, and most are well made, solid wood.  My goal is to sand them all down and turn them into a variety of projects.  Here’s {Read More}

“Don’t get organized”- The real secret to decluttering your life

Source:  simplicikey.com

I read this article on the real secret to decluttering your life, and I have to say that I was quite surprised at my reaction to this wisdom.  What do you mean, Don’t Get Organized?  Of COURSE I’m trying to get organized!  But then I realized- I’ve been falling into these same pitfalls year after year! This house- even just the bare minimum task of gutting out decades (and three generations!) worth of items, is a monumental task.  And that’s not considering {Read More}

The Great Garage Gutting of 2013

You stick your little toothpick snacks into his back.  It's kitschy Florida at its best!

We made massive progress this week, and we’ve furthered our goals of conquering this house by gutting out the garage.  This was no small task, and I can’t believe how much progress we made in a single day!  Let’s get started shall we?   Sadly, the gutting began while I was running errands, so I don’t have a proper before photo to show you, but here’s what I came home to! Wow.  That’s a lot of stuff!  It took us {Read More}

Creative Commons License