Lighten Up for Spring – It’s Time Again!

I can feel it. It’s like an itch I’m going to have to scratch. It’s that time of the year. When I grab my boxes and do a total house de-clutter!

Lighten Up for Spring - The Challenge

Of course, my boys and I managed to catch some early spring virus that has had us (well, me) mostly just lying around listening to the spring rain and watching the first blossoms pop out in our back yard. I love spring. I love the renewal of life. And once I kick this virus, I’m going to feel a little of that spring renewal myself! Continue reading “Lighten Up for Spring – It’s Time Again!”

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”

Light in the Valley of the Sun

A first-time trip to the Phoenix area introduced me to the light to be found in the desert.

If you’ve been left wondering what happened to me and which room I was going to de-clutter next… my apologies. I’ve been off on a mid-spring adventure to the Valley of the Sun. Continue reading “Light in the Valley of the Sun”

Lighten Up for Spring – The Office

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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”