SIMPLICITY, how to make your home a place of comforting rest

Nothing is more stressful to me then a messy home. I find that I can almost roll with the punches on everything else that happens in my day, but if I wake up to a messy kitchen, or come home after a long day to piles of mess and clutter, I find myself becoming increasingly agitated. And I’ve even written before about why clutter makes us so angry. It’s so easy to place the blame and not take responsibility for the way it is, and how it got that way. We blame the kids, work, busy school schedules, husband/wife, family, or need for more free time in general. (more…)

Making a COLLECTION in Ebay

Have you made a collection on Ebay yet? It’s kind of like Pinterest for Ebay, but the collections are made up of things you can immediately click on to buy from the Ebay website.
Collections are a way to gather and share things on eBay you like, want, or recommend. You can start a Collection to show buyers what you have for sale, or share and organize your favorite eBay finds. So you know how you have all those amazing things in your store, that you wish your buyer would see on their own, but maybe they need a little help pulling it all together. Enter Ebay Collections! For example, (more…)

52 Tips to Keep Your Home SECURE in every Season

Over 2 million burglaries are reported in the US every year. That is a staggering one every 15 seconds according to the FBI, which proves just how easy it is to gain entry into our homes. We spend a lot of time and money building our dream homes. And even with the best systems in place, they’re still vulnerable to burglaries and intrusions.  But burglaries don’t have to happen. There are a lot of things you can do to boost home security and make your house burglary-resistant. A few simple, low or no cost measures will significantly deter a would be thief from targeting your home. Here are 52 tips you can use to help you keep your family safe and your home and its contents intact. (more…)

10 Ways to incorporate PINK into your Home Decorating

This color represents compassion, nurturing and love. It relates to unconditional love and understanding, and the giving and receiving of nurturing. We always think of Pink in little girls bedrooms. Pink, sugary cotton candy always comes to mind, sound about right? 💗 Well, pink has come a long way, in the right shade and application can be quite sophisticated, and sugar-free. My favorite pinks are soft and pure and look amazing paired with grays, greens and blues. Here are 10 ways to use pink in your home: (more…)

The ULTIMATE Guide to Design Styles: Farm House Part 1

It’s no secret that farm house style for architecture and decorating has made a huge surge in the interior design world. But they weren’t really called “farm houses” until the 19th century. In the mid to late 1800’s they were called folk houses, and were much simpler then what we consider to be country houses today. Many dwellings were very modest and built for necessity, constructed of local materials without stylistic embellishment. We have come a long way from homes built with brick, mud and quarried stone. In fact “modern farmhouse” style has become one of the most popular design aesthetics of the 21st century. If down home style appeals to you, you don’t need to live in a barn to embrace country charm. Check out these gorgeous modern farm houses to give you inspiration: (more…)

What is Homesteading?

What is homesteading by the way? The dictionary defines it as any dwelling with its land and buildings where a family makes its home, a house or estate and the adjoining land, buildings, etc, esp a farm. I’m from the city, so  I have never been much into the cultural definition of the word which may imply “living off the grid”, being self-sufficient and canning all of our food for winter, etc. Don’t get me wrong, this has become very appealing to me and I have looked into all of that. I even have a canner in storage just waiting to be used. We live on a farm, so a certain amount of homesteading just comes with the territory. (more…)

Why CLUTTER makes you angry, and what to do about it.

Earlier in the week, I wrote about the heaviness I was feeling from all the clutter in our house, and making room for less. It’s so easy to feel like all you do is work to buy things for the house, and things you think everyone might need.  Only to turn around and realize that you can’t even keep up with what you have because, even though your home isn’t messy, it feels cluttered, like you have ‘too much stuff’. (more…)