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  • Guest Bathroom Ideas (How to clean and prepare for guests)

    Coming up with guest bathroom ideas and thinking of ways to clean and prepare for guests can be so hard! It’s hard to think of what you need when you’re staying at someone’s house as a guest! Today’s post will help you take the guesswork out of guests and hopefully help you feel more confident with your guest bathroom ideas! This post is sponsored by Clorox. All opinions are my own. Guest Bathroom Ideas Before you can decorate, plan or prepare your bathroom for guests, you have to clean it! Cleaning is the very first (and not so obvious) step to most projects. When you clean for your guests before they arrive, you set the stage for a relaxing time with guests because you can enjoy them instead of stressing about cleaning and preparing moments before and after they arrive! How to clean a bathroom Empty everything (EVERYTHING) out of the bathroom. This can be a difficult task but it’s worth it! Sort through items and get rid of anything that is expired, unnecessary or unsightly. This is a crucial step…

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  • Daily Kitchen Cleaning Checklist

    Having a daily kitchen cleaning checklist is the only way I have found success in keeping my kitchen clean. Aside from the occasional dirty dishes pile up, this kitchen cleaning checklist has helped me keep my kitchen clean and organized with a family of seven! Daily Kitchen Cleaning Checklist *Thanks Bounty for sponsoring this post I have found that doing everything in this order has worked really well for me and after several days of my daily kitchen cleaning schedule, I began to memorize it and I can work really quickly and efficiently now. Start by emptying the dishwasher from the day before. I like to run my dishwasher after dinner in the evening so the dishes that were used throughout the day are clean and ready for use the next day. Prewash and load the dishwasher. You can read about my dishwashing tips here. Next, I do a quick wipe down of hard surfaces.  I use a multi-purpose cleaner and the NEW Bounty Quick-Size Paper Towels for the quick wipe down. I spray the multi-purpose cleaner on all hard…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Concrete Sidewalk

    When our backyard layout was not working we had to come up with how we could use our backyard to its full potential. A concrete sidewalk was our answer. We have been working on our backyard for months now. You can see our backyard game plan HERE.  When we were talking with my dad (he is a landscape designer, he owns a company called DB Landscape here in Arizona) we went over our hopes for our back yard.  Backyard Goals A place to entertain For the kids to use the whole backyard For it to feel like a retreat A place where the kids can be and play for a long time. Why the backyard was not working In the backyard the pool is right off the back patio. There is also a good amount of backyard behind the pool. That space behind the pool was just waste space that no one ever used. In the landscape plan we have a full concrete sidewalk going around the so that we can use the entire backyard. We are wanting our backyard to…

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  • How to keep strawberries fresh

    Keeping fruit fresh can be quite the challenge! Normally, after grocery shopping, most of our fruit goes straight in the fridge and a lot of times, it goes bad before we get to it. We LOVE strawberries at our house and we still seem to get yucky ones a day or two after we buy them which is so frustrating! today I’m going to show you my easy tip on how to keep strawberries fresh. Well, since I’ve discovered this amazing secret, now I can keep our strawberries and other berries fresh for up to two weeks!! It’s amaaaazing! How to keep strawberries fresh First, place berries into a large bowl. I use a large mixing bowl.  Fill bowl with cool tap water, just enough to cover all of the berries. Next, add 1-2 cups of distilled white vinegar to the water and berries. Let sit for 5-10 minutes in vinegar/water mixture. Pour berries and vinegar/water mixture into a colander. You do not need to rinse them, just drain the water. Place berries on dry paper towels on the counter or…

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  • Under the Sink Kitchen Cabinet Organization Ideas

    Under the kitchen sink can be a disastrous area! Mine can get out of hand, very quickly and as soon as I close the cabinet door it’s forgotten! Out of sight, out of mind, right? Today I’m going to share my tips and under the sink kitchen cabinet organization Ideas! How to organize under the kitchen sink Empty cabinet -Empty everything out of the cabinet beneath the kitchen sink Disinfect – Wipe down the entire cabinet with a disinfectant. The bottom sides, even pipes and cords. I feel like moist (hate that word!) areas are a breeding ground for mold and bacteria so disinfect everything first. Sort like items Sponges Cleaners Paper towels Garbage bags (I store mine here because the cabinet next to it houses our garbage cans) Dish soap Hand Soap Rubber Gloves etc. Gather Bins Sort into Bins. Label bins (optional) I use my label maker to add labels to the bins. This helps to know what’s missing when I run out of an item. It also helps if my kids or husband need to put things…

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  • How to Load a Dishwasher and Dishwashing Tips

    I am always trying to brainstorm ways to make my job as a mom and the puppet master of our home easier.  That being said, one of the ways I keep everything organized is sticking to my house duties routine and learning effective ways to do even simple tasks. today i’m going to show you how to load a dishwasher so that everything fits and gets clean!  I usually keep the house picked up and do the dishes and my husband helps with the emptying the garbage cans, laundry and he helps me “deep clean” on Saturday mornings Today, I’m going to share my tips, tricks and routine to keeping your dishes (and your kitchen!) sparking clean. I feel about 100x more productive when my kitchen is clean. Develop Routines and Habits I do my dishes at the same time every day. Well, twice a day. Every day, I unload the dishwasher while my kids eat breakfast and get ready for school. That leaves me with a place to put all dirty dishes throughout the day. My kids finish breakfast and place…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: DIY Wall Decor

    Wall decor can be a bit tricky and can also be expensive. I wanted a large scale wall art in my backyard and I also did not want to spend a ton of money. So I did this awesome DIY Wall Art. The best thing about this DIY Wall Decor is that it can be as big as you want it to be. You can also put this DIY Wall Art anywhere. It can be amazing for a DIY baby shower decor, DIY wedding decor, DIY bedroom decor or any DIY Home Decor.   This is a very quick and easy DIY Wall Decor that anyone can do. Supplies: All different sizes of Embroidery Hoops (Down below I have all the Sizes I used) Black Spray Paint Matte or Semi-Gloss Drop Cloth  Floral Wire Wire Cutters Greenery or Floral Stems (Down Below I will list out the different Stems) Tips when buying the Embroidery Hoops When I was buying the Embroidery Hoops I thought I had to buy a million different hoops. I was totally wrong! Did you know that…

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  • Kitchen Island Lighting Ideas

    Kitchen Lighting can make or break your kitchen and are a super fun way to add personality to your kitchen! Mix and match as you choose and don’t be afraid to go bold! Here are some of our favorite kitchen Island lighting ideas! I am always looking for kitchen island lighting ideas for clients and for my own home. I love that a great light can change an entire space and I definitely have a pedant light obsession. I love to change them out to refresh pretty much any space! You can totally transform a space by switching up lighting and I totally feel like you can update or change the entire look, feel and style of a space solely on lighting choices!  Pendant Light Kitchen Lighting Ideas These are great for over a sink, or use multiple for islands and long dining tables. We have used pendant lights all over our homes and almost always pair them up to use in a single space. We always use 2-3 lights for islands and long tables, 1 larger pendant light over…

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  • How to organize a pantry

    Staying on top of grocery shopping can be a difficult task, especially when you have a disorganized or dysfunctional pantry. Today, I’m sharing my tips for how to organize a pantry and my pantry makeover. How to organize a pantry in 5 easy steps Today I’m going to show you how to organize a pantry. I’ve done several pantry makeovers now and you know I love a good DIY project more than most. Nothing makes me more giddy than when a great DIY project meets pretty, functional organization! I have finally nailed down a full proof method on how to organize a pantry. My recent pantry makeover has seriously made me SO happy! I am loving it all and it functions approximately one million times better than before. Here’s how it looked when we found the house for rent online. This was before we moved in, as in, this is not our food nor do I have any pets so this photo basically just shows you the size and boringness that I was working with. When I moved in, we had…

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  • My Everyday Makeup Routine

    I’m excited to share My Everyday Makeup Routine with you today! I am not a makeup professional but I have compiled a list of my favorite makeup products that I use in my everyday makeup routine that have worked really well for me. Well, this is a super vulnerable post but since you guys asked for it, here it is, my everyday makeup routine. I am in no way, shape or form a makeup artist, beautician or even very knowledgable on the subject. That being said, I’m a normal girl/mom that loves playing with makeup and enjoy getting dolled up! I do feel that when I take the time to do my makeup in the morning, it gives me a little confidence boost to go about my day. That might sound silly but it definitely makes me feel better and feel much more put together. Easy Everyday Makeup Routine My everyday makeup routine is super, super chill. So easy. Nothing crazy but I do see great results. Before we get started, I will say, I get eyelash extensions which I…

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  • How to remove spray paint from skin – without harsh chemicals

    Today we’re going to show you how to remove spray paint from skin. Removing spray paint from skin can can be super frustrating unless you know how to get it off quickly without irritating your skin or taking forever to remove it! Check out this easy DIY tip for removing paint from skin! Supplies: Fractionated Coconut Oil Lemon Oil – I love Doterra brand – It’s one of their less expensive oils and it works amazingly well for so many things! Baking soda – optional Spray painting is undoubtedly the quickest way to transform pretty much anything! I was spray painting my basketball hoop pole (post?) when I realized I was getting overspray from the spray paint bottle all over my hands! It turned out great but then I was left with spray paint coated hands right before bedtime. Often times, just taking a shower doesn’t get rid of the paint so I thought I’d share with you guys how to remove spray paint from skin. Works like a charm for me every time! How to remove spray paint from…

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  • Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover

    This BEST tutorial on how to paint a dresser quickly and efficiently! This amazing Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover is so fun!                                     Today’s tutorial is how to paint a dresser. we will show you how to finish one of their raw wood pieces, the Harper Campaign Dresser. Ave Home has a line of furniture called, AVE Raw which is their line of unfinished furniture. This line was created for the DIYer (thats us!!!) or designer who wants high quality pieces with their own custom finishes. Isn’t that amazing!?!? How cool is that!?  This gorgeous campaign dresser arrived at my house ready to finish! It was complete primed and ready to paint! Supplies used for the how to paint a dresser: Ave Home Larger Harper Campaign Dresser Screwdriver Paint Sprayer – this is our FAVORITE!!! Paint – I used an interior Semi-gloss (Behr Tutti Frutti – Update: Behr Tutti Frutti is being discontinued so choose Behr Diva Glam for the closest match!) Polycrylic How to paint a…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Colorful Baby Girl Nursery

    I am really excited to share my baby girl nursery with you guys today. Since I have three little girls, finding the right girl room decor can be a bit of a challenge. With my daughter’s nursery I wanted it to be colorful and fun and I also wanted it to have character and be special to her. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Shutterfly. The opinions and words are all mine. Designing a nursery or any room for that matter can be challenging. There are so many amazing and beautiful nurseries and rooms for inspiration. Today I want to show you how and why I decorated this nursery the way I did. I want to walk you through the different steps I go through when deciding on the decor of any room in my house. Bedroom and Nursery Decorating Room Tips Define a space theme or vibe for the space Come up with a room color scheme Find room decor you love Find artwork or a statement piece for the space Nursery Theme In…

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