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Tips to prettify inexpensive flowers

I love having fresh flowers in the house, and my husband seems to know just the right time to bring them home. But if you’re not cost-savvy, they can cost a fortune. Sometimes the most eye-popping flower arrangements contain simple, inexpensive flowers and supplies. Simple flowers, like carnations, work best in all one color. Eliminate (read more…)

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The 2 key questions to ask while decluttering

In the poll I had in my sidebar last week (I’ve got a new one there, by the way), I was somewhat surprised to learn that most of you find organizing to be the hardest part of your home management. I wasn’t surprised because I think it’s easy, but because you said it was harder (read more…)

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How do you declutter?

There are two schools of thought when it comes to decluttering: Touch everything only once, and Declutter in steps, moving piles around until it’s done. When you touch everything only once, you pick up an item and put it in its rightful place immediately, even if it means going to the other side of the (read more…)

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4 simple ideas to help you clean a messy house

Our house is a disaster. There, I said it. We had company for almost a month, and my mother-in-law was such a help to me, I hardly did anything. Now I’m paying the price. I most definitely prefer a regular habit of basic upkeep so that the home doesn’t get to the point of unrecognition (read more…)

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Another non-scrapbook project with scrapbook paper

I guess all this scrapbook paper my mother-in-law brought with her has gotten me inspired again. Here’s my latest art project: The colors are more muted in real life. The orange isn’t so orange, and the robin’s egg blue and chocolate brown really complement our room’s colors. Oh, and the splotches aren’t accidental – that’s (read more…)

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