I love the show Fixer Upper. I also love the super cute decor that Joanna uses to stage their homes. Have you seen the Magnolia Market website? There are so many things that I want, but I do not have a big enough bank account to buy them all.
This lovely sign is $70. I love it, but I cannot see paying that for this sign.
I did have a can of white paint, a board, and black paint.
I quickly painted my board white. I then created some letter stencils.
I traced the letters and then painted them in with black paint.
I then added hangers to the back.
I then hung the sign in my dining room. It’s not perfect but I love it! What do you all think?
Recently, we made the decision to change both the niche and the name of our blog. I still love organizing and simplifying, but I want to write about so much more than that. Since we’re not quite on regular schedule yet, and it’s been a while since I posted, I decided I’d write a short post catching you up on our comings and goings. I know a lot of you also follow me on social media, so some of this will not be news to you.
This girl got older. I’m not going to tell you how old, but I’ll give you a hint. I’m 25…with nine years of experience 😀
My birthday gift to myself was my first ever Tarheel Ten Miler. It was a challenge! I didn’t think I could do it, but I did. I even ran faster than I thought! I loved the race so much I have already signed up for next year!
Yeah, I’m dealing with some rough stuff right now. But my two baby girls make me smile and keep me going. ❤️ They will turn eight and four this year and they’re both sweet, cuddly little balls of energy.
And as for the hard stuff- Everybody go to counseling. Even if you think you think you don’t need to. I have been going weekly for a few months now and I’ve learned so much about myself and what I need. I recently saw a quote that mentioned how we go to the doctor for check ups to keep our bodies healthy, so why not do the same for our mental health? It makes sense!
And as for the blog: what I want to do with it is feature a DIY, something hone related and something family related each week. Basically, not a huge amount of changes but enough to keep it interesting.
Here’s to new adventures! Thanks for supporting us along this new journey.
By now, most people have realized I don’t post here a lot anymore. I recently did post and let you all know that things in our lives have been difficult lately, and we are dealing with a lot. Work has also been crazy busy!
I have also been unsure of what direction I want this blog to go, and as much as I love organizing and making a home more functional, it seems as though I run out of ideas after awhile. I thought about changing my niche, and expanding my content a bit. I still want to write about home decor, DIY and parenting, but I want to write less about organizing and getting simplified.
Sure, I’ll still occasionally share tips for organization and simplifying your life, but it won’t be my main focus.
After all, one can only write about cleaning out their closet so many times, right? That being said, my blog is not only changing directions, but changing names.
So…starting next Saturday, Organized and Simplified will become Lumber in My MiniVan!
It’s that time again- spring time. The time when flowers bloom, everything is green and fresh, there is pollen all over everything…and some of us engage in a little yearly tradition known as spring cleaning.
I don’t know about you, but my house needs some extra TLC, and I can’t always get to those extra things during the school year. Like many others, I choose to spend a few days in the spring giving my house some extra cleaning and organizing. Today, I’d like to share some tips for getting your house cleaned and organized but in a simple and timely manner.
I also like to do some extra cleaning, such as moving furniture and cleaning under or behind it, or cleaning our blinds. We also pressure wash the sidewalks, porch furniture, and outside of the house. We also take down the curtains and wash them.