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Hall Closet Organization

18 Apr

 

IMG_3126After twenty years of not functioning well, my mother-in-law’s closet was ready for an overhaul. In this month’s feature for the Kitsap Sun, I’ll give you tips and tricks how to purge and re-organize your hard working hall closet so that it functions more efficiently.

Here are a few photos to inspire you!

Freshen Your Decor for Spring

8 Mar

This month, I talked to three local designers and shop owners about their favorite ways to switch up decor for the season. Here is a link to the Kitsap Sun article here, and a few photos to get you inspired!

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Air plants add natural spring color at Conservatory Coastal Home.

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Gorgeous green and white watercolor inspired throw pillows at Conservatory Coastal Home.

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Springy accents at Conservatory Coastal Home.

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An inspirational collection of spring design elements.

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Mise en Place Design in downtown Bremerton.

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Photo by Valley Vintage Market.

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Photo supplied by Valley Vintage Market.

 

Reclaiming the Basement: A Kid’s Art Studio

8 Feb

It turns out that our small house can actually live a lot larger than it’s marketable square footage suggests. In an effort to find some more space for the kids to play, I transformed an area of our basement that was previously cluttered with junk and depressingly dark and ugly. Read my latest feature in the Kitsap Sun for more details on how I organized the space. We now have a bright art studio and small play area as well, giving us room to breathe and grow, for a few more years, anyway. You can make the most of the space you have too, with a little creative thinking and DIY ingenuity.

Here are some photos of the new area, before and after the changes.

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BEFORE: This area was a cluttered dumping ground.

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AFTER: Now it is a cheerful art area for the kids.

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BEFORE: Unloved, cluttered space.

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AFTER: A little extra play space for the growing kids.

DIY Snow Globe and a Pretty Holiday Tablescape

13 Dec

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This month for the Kitsap Sun, I wrote about the importance of taking time to be crafty with your kids and of slowing down to appreciate time with family and friends. Making a mason jar snow globe with your munchkins is so simple and creates lasting fun. Decorating the table for a holiday meal can be both easy and elegant, while enhancing your enjoyment of spending time with loved ones! Have a lovely, cozy holiday.

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Facing the Paper Purge

17 Nov

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If you are like me, you avoid dealing with your paper clutter until it reaches a critical point. In my November feature for the Kitsap Sun, I walk you through the process of purging and provide some tips for moving forward with a little less paper in your life. It may not be a pretty project, but it is definitely worth it!

 

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