Lighten Up for Spring – The Family Room

This is one of those rooms that has as many different uses as the different families who live in them.

Lighten Up for Spring - The Family Room

For most of my adult life the Family Room was also the Play Room. Wait. That’s still true. Okay, sort of. When we chose our new home, one of my top requests was that we find a house that had a room we could officially designate as the Play Room. And we did. Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – The Family Room”

Spring Garden Light

Springtime is planting time around here! The sun is out and I am too, putting our top five favorite plants in the garden.

This morning’s harvest.

I grew up in a garden. Wait, that sounds weird. How about, I grew up spending much of my childhood in a garden. That’s better. Continue reading “Spring Garden Light”

Lighten Up for Spring – The Bathrooms

I’ve pulled everything out of the bathroom drawers and cupboards in an effort to lighten them up!

Lighten Up for Spring - The Bathrooms

Isn’t amazing how much stuff ends up in the bathroom? Stuff in the forms of bottles, tubes, cans, jars… truly an amazing assortment of dispensers. And today I unceremoniously pulled everything out of my bathroom cupboards and drawers to see where I could lighten them up. Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – The Bathrooms”

Lighten Up for Spring – The Bedrooms

Time to tackle the bedrooms! It’s time to lighten up my wardrobe, for sure. 

Lighten Up for Spring - The Bedrooms

My bedroom is my sanctuary. It’s the place where I rest. I need this space to be clean and neat in order to truly rest. So I’m very protective of this space. Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – The Bedrooms”

Lighten Up for Spring – The Coat Closet

You know that closet… or place… where everything lands when you come in the door? I took a look at mine today to make sure it only contains what I intend for it to contain.

Lighten Up for Spring - The Coat Closet

I’m easing myself back into the de-cluttering. After a week with a very sick little boy, a week of travel, and a week of house guests, I’m finally ready to jump back into the challenge… by heading to the coat closet.

Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – The Coat Closet”

Lighten Up for Spring – The Office

Lighten Up for Spring - The Office.png

I realize that not every home has an office. This is one of those “extra” rooms in a house that gets assigned a use based on what the occupants need. Our “extra” room is actually a formal dining room. But let’s get real. There is no formal dining happening in this house right now! What we DID need, was an office. And so, it became one. And now it’s time to lighten it up! Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – The Office”

Lighten Up for Spring – the Laundry Room

Lighten Up for Spring - The Laundry Room

Do you have a laundry room? For the vast majority of my life, an actual “laundry room” was not something I had. If that’s where you are now, you are excused to go have a dance party or other delightful activity of your choice. I currently have a laundry room (a fact that I am grateful for daily) and now it’s time to lighten it up! Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – the Laundry Room”

Lighten Up for Spring – The Kitchen

Lighten Up for Spring - The Kitchen

Yes, I am certifiable for starting in the kitchen. Normally I’ll start with something small, like a closet. But you see, we made the crazy decision to remodel the kitchen last week. And so, it was the perfect place to start the lightening up! Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – The Kitchen”

Lighten Up for Spring – The Challenge!

Lighten Up for Spring - The Challenge

It’s that time of the year. I get itchy. Not because every flower and plant in the county is blooming and tossing it’s pollen into the air. (Well, I’m itchy that way too…) But this is the Spring Itch. It’s the time of year I can’t wait to do a major de-cluttering of our home. Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – The Challenge!”