Boy Bathroom Ideas…the ever popular i-plunge.

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If you have boys you hate bathrooms! Am I right? It doesn’t matter if they are two or forty two!  Some mornings I need disposable gloves and a hazmat suit.  And,  the moment you reach to raise the toilet seat…. make the visual stop!  I will never understand how a towel  never meets a towel bar, [Read more...]

Room Layout Inspiration from BH&G

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Hi all- A few days ago a good friend asked me to “run in and give her ideas for her family room.” I didn’t feel like I was much help and then I was on the  BH&G website and found some inspiration for her. I thought I would share with you all if you are looking [Read more...]

Garanimal Inspired Cleaning Labels for Boys!

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Hi everyone-  As many of you know we have a new puppy which means accidents. I love Natures Miracle at Petsmart. Apparently the vinegar based solution is what neutralizes odor (not fancy lavender  perfumes). I buy it in bulk and  make it as easy as possible for my {first} husband and children to easily identify [Read more...]

Got Mice?

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 Two Minute Tuesday! Happy Fall Y’all!  With the temperature drops this time of year, some of us get additional house guests sneaking  into our garages and homes!  I’m talking about mice, not mother- in-laws!  Kidding!  I am not a fan of traps and tried the sticky trap which was horrible!  It  left one of my children with a visual [Read more...]

2 Minute Tips on Tuesday {even though it’s Wednesday}

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The story of my life is written in my calendar and to-do list.  Some days the only item I cross off my list is “shower.”   Organizational experts suggest breaking down tasks into  smaller ones. The idea being that if you {meaning myself} can break it down, an individual {me}  will obviously not feel so overwhelmed.  Okay, [Read more...]

Back to School Series #4: How to Organize Math Problems

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Can you believe it is the new school year!  Geez!  I am reposting this suggestion on how to better organize math problems (think columns, those annoying addition mistakes because your columns were not lined up- sorry I am having a flashback)!  Not to be confused with a hot flash- yet! Ha! This suggestion was provided [Read more...]

Strawberry Love & Favorite Kitchen Gadget

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Hi everyone- Our family loves strawberries! And, it’s a rarity when the entire family likes the same thing! And, what do we all love as much as strawberries?  The fun kitchen stuff at Crate & Barrel.  Yep, even my boys love checking out the gadgets. Some of you may have seen on my FB page [Read more...]

Solution: Keeping Pets off the Rugs

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We are shopping for a new rug for our family room. Our  rug is worn and tired.   Wow, sounds like I’m describing myself? We were at the Great Indoors (now closed in Colorado) and were telling the sales associate about our high traffic patterns from the kids and  the dogs.   The sales associate gave us a suggestion to [Read more...]

Quick Painting Tip

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Here’s quick painting tip with only one picture!   This is perfect when doing touchups or switching between multiple paint colors. In my case, I was using primer and a high gloss white. This saved me time on cleanup. It’s the same concept of using multiple frosting bags.  I grabbed this handled paint bucket from Home [Read more...]

Earth Day… start with one small change

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Happy Earth Day!  For the past several years I have made SMALL changes in how I try to reduce or reuse “STUFF.”  I  don’t have a political reason behind my decision or theory about global warming, I just think recycling- like my grandparents and parents’ generation- makes sense.    I think for me the image [Read more...]

LOVE! My auto sensor pantry light!

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Hi everyone- Let me acknowledge that this idea was my {first} husband’s suggestion. And, when I first heard him mention it I was like, “Yeah, that sounds great… don’t forget to pick up primer at the Depot.”  So the last phase of our pantry makeover project  was the installation of this: This is an auto motion sensor [Read more...]

Tutorial: How to paint 26 cabinet pulls in seconds!!!

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I wanted a quick change in the  laundry room. I had the original chrome pulls.. actually… these chrome pulls are updates from the original brassy  finish.   I know, I know… #suburbanmomprobs” is what my son would call this post . And I found these egg knob pulls over at Classic Door Hardware . The egg shape was fun and different.  They [Read more...]