All I Do Is Pick Up After My Kids!!

 

CHEAP SOLUTIONS THAT KEEP EVERYONE ORGANIZED

On nearly every Mom’s want list is an area where everyone coming in the house can hang up and store things like coats and backpacks.  Nowadays, let’s add in charging stations while we are at it.  Surely if we have a beautiful, built in system like we see everywhere on Pinterest, our days will be transformed.  Except…

Built In Mudroom Storage Area with Drawers, Hooks and Baskets
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What Do We Really Need Our Homes To Do?

DOES LIVING WITH LESS HELP DEFINE OUR WANTS AND NEEDS?

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Have you ever googled the definition of the two words Need and Want?  Probably not because we all think we know the difference.  Go ahead and do a search and you will see that Webster, Wikipedia and many other online sources seem to be blurring this line indeed!

 

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We Don’t Want Your Junk Mom…..

BUT WE’D LOVE YOUR HELP MAKING OUR HOME AS NICE AS YOURS

 

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Isn’t our goal as parents to raise kids who have roots to ground them and wings to make their own decisions?  Of course it is!  So why do we switch gears, sometimes do a 360, when it comes to something as silly as furnishings?!

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It’s A Small World After All

 

 

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We hunt for hours on the internet to find just the right place to sneak away and hide for a few days.  An abode that romances us to be someone else, to recharge and dream.  Places that allow us to live a little more simply yet in style.  A few have enough courage to be a little less like the norm and live like this every day.  They have mastered the art of minimalism without even trying!

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Breaking Point

WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO GET YOU TO CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSET?

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About once a week we get an inquiry about closet designs.  Do we design closets, how much does a custom closet cost, how quickly can we meet to start the process.  The answers…yes we do, we can work with any budget and we will meet when you have your closet cleaned out.  Wait….”I have to clean out my closet first?”  Not what most expect to hear and not what all custom closet companies suggest as a first step.

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Is It Time For Back To School Already? Is Your Homework Area Ready?

5 PROS OF SETTING UP A HOMEWORK STATION

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Let’s face it, the thought of homework does not conjure up warm and fuzzy feelings for kids or parents.  In reality the memories are more likely of lost assignments, mad dashes to Walgreens, crowded dinner tables ladled with supplies, frustrated kids who don’t “get this” and the bedtime clock looming in the background.  What if we could count on our homes to help make homework time better?

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Ok Monday…Let’s Do This!

 

ONE FREE THING EVERYONE CAN DO TO UPDATE THEIR KITCHEN

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Designers are just like everyone else.  We sneak in some weekend internet time to save photos of all kinds of inspiration for our homes.  We are trained, and have years of experience, that help us see things others might miss.  In our minds, there is always a “what if” churning.  Some concepts take time and money.  All good.  Plan the work and work the plan.  But what can we do now?  Personally,  I’ve found that small accomplishments in our home keep me motivated.  Something that can be done quickly, like “right now”!  Basically for sweat labor  free and make me feel like I have made a positive difference in our life.   Tall order…easy fix!

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