food for thought :: decluttering

I am a huge fan of everything Sarah Susanka does from her architecture to her books to her blog and newsletters.  I hope that as I think about developing my own architecture practice someday that my work can reflect a lot of the ideas about home and living more simply that she has brought to […]

house guests

We are getting ready for weekend house guests. We live in a 3 bedroom house but right now the boy and I have the two extra bedrooms taken over by office functions so we do not have a formal guest room.  This works fine for us since, with the exception of my SIL, our family […]

should my 200th post be something really profound…

…or should I just show you my closet that I am about to purge? What I really miss about our other house are the closets.  We installed closet organizers in all the closets and it really helped maximize the space we had much better.  I am using this one closet you see above.  The boy […]

a way to get less junk mail

reduce the number of catalogs you receive: or out of those annoying pre-approval letters: via Design Milk Both good for the environment, less paper wasted, less paper to be recycled, but also good for you.  Think about how much time and energy you spend each week going through junkmail.  I try to […]

fabric box storage collections

So versatile, so pretty and so organized…for every room of a home.  I kick myself every time I think of how I passed up all those marked-down boxes that Hold Everything was selling off when they closed up shop.  But I have three favorite go-to online shops to buy beautiful fabric covered storage pieces. Not […]

living with books

You know, even though it’s like 90 balmy degrees here in Philly, it is still Spring!  It better be, since I haven’t washed a single window screen at our house yet (a fun yearly Spring task).  Anyway, since it’s still Spring, that means there is still time before the Summer Solstice (6/21) to tackle some […]

Organized Home – the website

Since 2002 and 2003 Organized Home has been one of my favorite resources online for organizing and general home keeping.  They’ve been around even longer than when I first found them.  Remember Prodigy in the early days of the internet?  It all started way back then.  We have our own version of a Household Notebook […]

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