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The Busy, Working Mom’s Guide to Trying to Keep the House Clean

The Busy, Working Mom’s Guide to Trying to Keep the House Clean

  Is it possible to balance work, kids and keeping a clean house? It’s possible. What about for busy, working moms? Yep. For a few seconds, you have a sparkly, squeaky-clean kitchen, until the munchkins come barreling in the door with muddy feet and squeaky screams. For a few seconds, you stand back and admire the toy-free floor, walk away to do something else and end up stepping on Legos with no munchkin in sight. How do they do that? You wonder if the “eyes in the back of your head” superpower is glitching. Try to talk to your child […]

Posted November 13, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Working Mom, / 1 Comment
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#Harvey update and love for my city Houston

#Harvey update and love for my city Houston

Nine trillion gallons. That’s how much rainfall Houston received on the first day. Twenty Seven (27!!!) trillion gallons in total over the six days. This past weekend, a horrendous storm named #Harvey landed as a Category 4 near Corpus Christi, Texas with a six-foot storm surge and caused so much devastation before it even proceeded to dump a tremendous amount of rain on Houston, Texas. Houston is very, very flat. The water collects faster than it can drain or run off, causing the disaster you have heard about on the news, or are living if you are a fellow Houstonian. […]

Posted August 30, 2017 by Julie in General, Home, / 5 Comments
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Ways to Have Fun Doing Chores

Ways to Have Fun Doing Chores

13 Ways to Have Fun While Doing Chores   Many people dislike the idea of doing household chores. After all, they can be so dull and mind-numbing. But it does not have to be that way. Just follow the steps below, and you are guaranteed to have fun while doing your daily chores.   Listen to great music. Get a and load up your favorite inspirational or upbeat music. This way, you can sing or dance along while working on something. Alternatively, if you have no working player available at home, tidy your home following the beat of a song […]

Posted July 25, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Sponsored, / 1 Comment
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Keep or Toss? Your Go-To Guide on Cleaning Out Clutter

Keep or Toss? Your Go-To Guide on Cleaning Out Clutter

Keep or Toss? Your Go-To Guide on Cleaning Out All Kinds of Clutter We’ve all experienced just a little envy when we see those picture-perfect homes in the full-color pages of our favorite magazine. Magazine photo shoots are a staged event. All the clutter and things are removed from the space. Only certain items were deemed worthy to be in the shot. For those of us who live in the real world of busy schedules, chaos, and especially children, cleaning out clutter gets a little more difficult, but it’s far from impossible. We can take tackle clutter almost in the […]

Posted July 11, 2017 by Julie in Guest Posts, Home, Organize, / 2 Comments
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Low-Cost Updates to help Sell Your House

Low-Cost Updates to help Sell Your House

Listing a house for sale is an exciting but exhausting time. Making everything picture-perfect is tiring, and keeping it that way isn’t easy. First impressions matter a whole lot when it comes to buyers being interested in your house versus another similar home. There are some fairly simple low-cost updates you can do to help wow people who view your home without doing a full remodel.   Stain your front door The front door is the first thing people see up close when they enter your house, and it should make a statement. If the wood is peeling and cracked, […]

Posted June 29, 2017 by Julie in Home, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

How to Downsize your Home when Planning to Move

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of CORT for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Moving is hard, I get that.  This word can cause someone to experience feelings of dread and anxiety. I’m certainly one of those people and am staring down our upcoming move with my fair share of worry. Several years ago, we upgraded our home and moved into a very large, luxurious house. We quickly filled the house with more furniture and all kinds of stuff after we had our baby. Now, we’re tasked with going in the opposite direction and trying […]

Posted June 8, 2017 by Julie in Home, Military, Organize, Sponsored, TopPosts, / 0 Comments
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How to have a Well Ordered Kitchen

How to have a Well Ordered Kitchen

Some homemakers have a magic touch when it comes to organizing their homes and especially their kitchens. If you are like me, not a great homemaker, then we need tools to help us fake it. Like the Well-Ordered Kitchen Planner. If your kitchen is anything like mine, it may look like this: Piles of paper – books, newspaper, magazines, coupons, junk mail – ugh Printed recipes from various sites that you sometimes remember to look through Kitchen supplies that you confiscated from the toddler (stolen from the kitchen drawers you can’t easily lock) laid around up high where he can’t reach […]

Posted April 19, 2017 by Julie in Home, Organize, TopPosts, / 6 Comments
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Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for a Healthy Home

Ways to Improve Indoor Air Quality for a Healthy Home

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Wood Air Conditioning.   We spend a lot of time indoors, whether at work or at home or visiting other places, so understanding the value of good indoor air quality is important. We might not be able to have any input on the indoor air quality at work (though we might expect businesses to maintain high standards), but we do have control over our homes and should take steps to ensure the air we breathe is safe for our health.   Image via Flickr by Artotem   Why is indoor air quality important? It […]

Posted April 6, 2017 by Julie in Home, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

5 Ways to Save Money on Your Energy Bill

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by E.A.C. Heating and Air   Several years ago, we moved into our huge new house, which features 5,000 square feet of space that gives us room to grow. However, I quickly realized a house that large is difficult to keep clean and presents some surprises on the energy bill. Some research led me to ideas on how to save money on our energy bill by making simple changes to our routine and maintenance plan. Change Your Air Filters Regularly Our HVAC systems use filters to keep the air we breathe free of […]

Posted March 23, 2017 by Julie in Finances, Home, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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How to Design the Best Bathroom for your Kids

How to Design the Best Bathroom for your Kids

Thanks to TheBathOutlet for sponsoring this conversation and sharing great tips with us. Bathroom Design For Kids If you’re a mom, you want to give your child the world in every way, shape, and form. Whether it’s whipping up their favorite meal or folding their clothes just the way they like them to be, a mother is always working to create the best life for their child. This desire to please doesn’t stop there. Many moms choose to renovate their homes to accommodate the needs of their children. If you are one of those moms who wants to optimize their home for […]

Posted March 16, 2017 by Julie in Family, Guest Posts, Home, Sponsored, / 0 Comments
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