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Shutterfly Wall Art and Church Set Design


Tweet Over the last year I have devoted most of my hours to the job of worship director at my family’s church home, working on everything from special services to managing the tech crew. One of my roles has been creating set pieces for the chancel area of the sanctuary. I’ve turned the “stage” into […]

My Laundry Room and Garage are Amazing!


Tweet (subtitle: EasyClosets Saved Two Rooms of My House) I’m so excited to unveil the results of my EasyClosets Total Home Tour garage and laundry room makeover. But first, a word about the design and installation. My husband and I worked together on both the design and installation process since we both spend an equal […]

Why I Saved My Sad, Pathetic Laundry Room


Tweet (subtitle: EasyClosets Total Home Tour Laundry Room and Garage Makeover) When EasyClosets invited my family to participate in the Total Home Tour, the first step after shouting, “YES, PLEASE!!!” was to select an area of my home to renovate. While my basement needs an obsolete toy cleansing and my office needs a full-on professional […]

My Home was the Before Photo


Tweet (subtitled: Why I Said Yes to the EasyClosets Total Home Tour) For a few years now I’ve received Good Housekeeping each month, the result of a gift subscription that I can no longer place, but continue to enjoy. With that said, years of reading this and other lifestyle magazines has done very little to improve […]

Hellmann’s Super Moist Chocolate Mayo Cake

Super Moist Chocolate Mayo Cake

Tweet To celebrate their 100th anniversary this year, Hellmann’s has teamed up with Mario Batali to create delicious summer recipes.  I was challenged by Hellmann’s to create one of Mario’s dishes and see if my family could guess the secret ingredient – Hellmann’s Mayonaise!  I love a challenge that involves food and chose Mario’s Super Moist […]

Love Your Home All Year Long – EasyClosets Valentine’s Day Twitter Party


Tweet With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, love is in the air.  EasyClosets wants you to love your home all year long, and with EasyClosets, it’s easy to fall back in love with your space!  Whether you design your space or you let EasyClosets design it for you, it is easy to fall in […]

How to Tame Backpack Paper Clutter

Student Wearing a Backpack

Tweet I have a confession. While I have had the occasional good organization idea (I still love using bins to turn shelves into drawers), I continue to find myself overwhelmed by the papers that come home each day in my children’s backpacks. My kids’ backpacks are very organized with folders that contain a “keep home” […]

How to Remove Onion Smell

Tweet I love onions. I love the way they taste when they’re sauteed and mixed with other vegetables. I love spring onions rubbed in salt and eaten raw. And I love onions diced into tiny little rectangles and placed nicely across a well-done cheeseburger. But I hate the way they make my hands smell. When […]