Room Four, A Neutral Children’s Room

This used to be my haven, a lovely lavender Creativity Room. In the few days it took me to move things out of the room, the girls really did a number on it and and left it in it's current state. This room was never finished when we did the basement. Because I wanted a craft room I… Continue reading Room Four, A Neutral Children’s Room

Makeover Reveals, Organization

Converted Laundry Room Done

The Creativity Room has been dismantled and I am sad to see it go.   This room is brighter than the other so it does work better for a laundry/craft room. It still works well as a laundry room, yes Virginia, I had an inset created beside the door when we finished the basement that is… Continue reading Converted Laundry Room Done

Decorating, Organization

Room Number 3, The Laundry Room

The Laundry Room So no this room doesn't need much. Well, honestly this is the after picture from my Laundry Room Makeover, but it still looks the same. Just add a mountain of clothes to the table and stuff the laundry sorter to bulging. But here's the thing, in my research on home staging I've learned… Continue reading Room Number 3, The Laundry Room

Decorating, Organization

Family Room is Done

 Clean and Presentable There was a lot I could have done to this room to change it up. But clean and presentable with a little bit of pretty is all I was going for. Plus, this room is wired for surround sound, which means "speakers must be placed at strategic points for optimum sound". I had a 13… Continue reading Family Room is Done


Room Number Two, The Family Room

The Family Room Up until today this room was filled to the brim with toys. They have since been relocated, most of which went to the local thrift, surprisingly enough, with the help of both kiddos. I assumed I was going to have to do this on the sly, but I opted for the lesson in… Continue reading Room Number Two, The Family Room


Bathroom Staged, Room One is Done!

One down, eleven more to go.     I must admit after stepping back and realizing what a little determination and elbow grease looks like, I felt a little foolish. Why didn't I do this when we first moved in? It is missing the blinds, although not necessary, the same blinds in every room offers a continuity of… Continue reading Bathroom Staged, Room One is Done!

Decorating, Organization

Room Number One!

The first project will be the downstairs bathroom. Other than throwing the litter box in there, we've not done much to this room since moving in. I'm just a little bit embarrassed to admit to that.  But, this is not a roses and diamonds blog. So here it is in all it's "blah" glory.  … Continue reading Room Number One!

Decorating, Organization

If The World Gives You Lemons, Donate, Keep or Throw Them Away.

We are moving across country this Summer! Nope, no job yet, no house to move to and our present home isn't even listed. But... we know where we want to live and where we want to work! So with our intentions clear, it's go time. My husband had a profitable interview with a company in Baltimore last week… Continue reading If The World Gives You Lemons, Donate, Keep or Throw Them Away.

Opinions & Experiences

The Road Not Taken

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.   Robert Frost For some women, Motherhood is a dream come true. Keeping a home and caring for a family was all they ever wanted. For the rest of us, Motherhood is sacrifice.  I have… Continue reading The Road Not Taken

Opinions & Experiences

Don’t Even Think About That Hole

"If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well, matters very much." Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis When I started this blog I made the promise to myself  I would never just throw out my real life problems without first coming to a solution. I did not want my readers to feel… Continue reading Don’t Even Think About That Hole