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  • Mallory’s Classic Colonial Flooring Sources

    It feels so freaking awesome to finally be posting about the new house!! I’ve finally chosen the flooring for most of our house and most of it is installed now! Yahoo! Instead of answering a ton of emails and direct messages on social media, I thought I’d write down everything you need to know or may be curious about! Hardwood Floors For the main flooring throughout out house, we chose engineered hardwood floors. Hardwood floors have come a long way in regards to durability and there are more affordable options on the market than ever before. We chose European White Oak Wide Plank floors. They have a micro-beveled edge and we used the glue-down installation method. You can read all about the exact flooring and find a retailer on Garrison’s website here. Carpet We chose to do carpet in our kids bedrooms, guest room and family media room. I choose the Lifeproof Carpet from the mothership, Home Depot. I used a 1/2″ thick pad and every single person that walks on the carpet comments on how soft and comfortable it…

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  • Spring Cleaning Kitchen Checklist

    This post is sponsored by Viva® Towels. All ideas and opinions are our own, always. It’s that time of year again! Spring cleaning is in full swing around here now that the kids have gone back to school after spring break. As you may know, we recently renovated our kitchen and man, renovations can get dusty and messy in a hurry! Now is the perfect time for me to do my kitchen spring cleaning, and I’m excited to share my tips and kitchen cleaning routine with you. Refrigerator The first thing that always gets messy and out of hand at our house is our refrigerator and freezer. The first thing I like to do is go through and dispose of all expired products. I definitely don’t need three ketchup bottles that are half-full, so I like to consolidate things that I have multiples of and dispose of empty containers or things that are expired. We use Viva® Multi-Surface Cloth™ for the entire job. They clean and feel like cloth and are super strong and absorbent. They are strong enough to…

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  • Classy Clutter Launch Party

    We are excited to finally share with you some of the details and the videos of our Classy Clutter collection launch party. This was the night that we will always remember and a night where we cannot express how much your love and your support means to us. Because of the Classy Clutter blog we have been able to do so many cool and awesome things. It has opened the doors to so many different opportunities and so many different friendships. This is honestly a dream come true for us! Classy Clutter Signature Collection In September, Mallory and myself launched the Classy Clutter Signature Collection. We planned an event at my home where we opened the doors to so many different friends and loved ones. To see our collection you can check out THIS POST HERE or you can shop at shop.classyclutter.net When it came to the actual launch party we had so many loose ends to tie up at my house before we were ready to open the doors to everyone.  Hiring an event planner Since our focus was on house…

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  • #MallorysClassicColonial House Tour

    I’m so excited to show you guys our new house!!! We have literally found our dream fixer upper and I am so grateful and so blessed! I promised you guys are “before tour” so I’m sharing our pictures that I pulled from the house listing. We have already made major progress on it so it already looks different! PS to stay up to date, make sure you’re following us on Instagram @classyclutter and watching our Instagram stories and LIVE streams. Anyway, enough chit chat, let’s tour #mallorysclassiccolonial! Brick Colonial Exterior Yes, we already took down the green awnings. 😉 Backyard Foyer Kitchen Dining Room Family Room Bar (getting turned into our pantry!) Master Bedroom / Bath Kids Rooms Whew! I’ll post a demo day update and updates of our progress soon! Make sure you’re following our instagram and my new home hashtag #malllorysclassiccolonial for our home updates and plans!…

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  • Saying Goodbye to #mallorysparkhome

    I’m gonna be a bit vulnerable here and hope you’re fine with it! We sold our house. If you didn’t catch our Instagram announcement, we are moving! I wanted to announce it all sooner but it didn’t make sense since everything was super “up in the air” as far as moving plans etc. We were so blessed to list our house (AND SELL IN A WEEK!) with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. They went above and beyond and made our home look its absolute BEST which lead to a quick sale. Our agent was amazing and handled my 500 calls a day with patience and whenever I had a concern or needed something done, it was handled with HUSTLE which I so appreciate, being the anxious, impatient person that I am. I can’t believe how smoothly it all went. If you need a real estate agent in the Prescott, Arizona or Phoenix Metro area, I can’t recommend Josias Solorzano with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate enough – Check out his website for contact info, here. I’m not going…

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  • We’ve been keeping a secret!

    As I sit down to write this, I’m not even sure what to say! I just want to freaking cry like a baby. You all know I hate crying in front of people so it’s a good thing you’re reading this! 😉 Quick back story… Savannah and I started our blog/business back in 2010 when we both lived in Mesa, Arizona. In 2011, my husband was accepted to dental school and we packed up our very tiny apartment and left for Buffalo, New York. We were there until 2015 when my husband graduated dental school and was accepted into a residency program back in Mesa. Savannah and I were both thrilled to live only 10 minutes away from each other after working long distance for 4 years. After his residency was complete, we left AGAIN for my husband’s new job and moved to Prescott, Arizona… a 2 hour drive from Mesa. Closer than Buffalo but certainly not ideal. We’ve been in Prescott for 3 years now and we are so happy to announce that WE’RE MOVING HOME! It’s happening! I…

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  • Live Life in Full Bloom Printable - Paperelli

    Live Life in Full Bloom Free Spring Printable

    We are so excited to have another cute, spring printable by our friend Courtney from Paperelli! Growing up around citrus, we love the watercolor oranges she designed. Live Life in Full Bloom Free Printable Hello! It’s Courtney from Paperelli, where I design lots of cards, printables, and other paper-related things. My family and I recently moved and this is our first spring living in California. I am officially in love! The weather is perfection, seriously! My favorite part is the smell of orange blossoms. It feels like every Saturday morning, we somehow find ourselves at Home Depot and every Saturday we make sure we take a stroll through the garden center. Right now the garden center is filled with flowers and fruit trees. I love spring! The flowers and blossoms smell amazing! Free Spring Printable Today I am here sharing this free spring printable with you! Perfect, colorful addition to your spring mantel. This printable is sized to print on a 5×7″ sheet of paper. Download and print on your favorite card stock! DOWNLOAD LIVE LIFE IN FULL BLOOM PRINTABLE…

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  • New Email Series: 5 SECRETS to Transform Any Space in Your Home RIGHT NOW

    We are so excited to release our new (FREE!) email series, 5 SECRETS to Transform Any Space in Your Home RIGHT NOW. If you’re new to this DIY space, renovating and decorating your home can seem daunting at best. It can be incredible overwhelming, expensive and frustrating. Don’t worry, we can help! What’s the point of an email series? Our number one question we get asked is “Where do I start?” Well, my friends, you start HERE! We have broken down our tried and true process into 5 easy steps while giving you the freedom to go at your own pace. We’ll give you actionable tips to creating a space you love. 5 emails, one per day, straight to your inbox, ahem – right to your phone – for FREE! We truly created this to have somewhere to send our friends and followers when they ask us this very question. Start with this! But will this work for me? This totally free email series will act as a guide to get you started whether you’re: curious as to what to…

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  • The Smart Home Products We Can’t Live Without

    This post is sponsored by Home Depot. All opinions are our own, always. What is a Smart Home? According to my Google search… smart home: noun a home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by phone or computer. In 2018, we have added so many new Smart Home Features to our homes and we plan to continue doing so in 2019! Technology is absolutely amazing. When I was a kid, I remember my dad backing our horse trailer up with our suburban. At 8 years old, I remember sitting in our beast of a SUV while he backed it up, inch by inch and getting out every 30 seconds to see how close the trailer hitch was getting to the trailer. I remember sitting there telling him how there has to be some kind of camera to watch as he backed it up that could beep at you if you were close. Oh, how far we’ve come! Not only have vehicles come so very far, even our homes have improved significantly over the years…

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  • How to store holiday decorations

    Christmas is just days away and sooner than later, it’s going to be time to take down Christmas decorations. Today I’m going to show you how I store holiday decorations.  This post is sponsored by At Home. All ideas and opinions are my own, always. We have family coming into town for Christmas (which we weren’t planning on so I am SO excited to have guests!) Since we have a lot more people coming than I had planned, the room will feel a bit cramped so I am going to rearrange the space a little bit to allow for more people and more gifts! Yay! This Christmas season, I removed one of my grey sofas and added our blue chairs into my living space so it felt more open and we could admire the trees. Now, with guests coming, we’re definitely going to need more seating so I need to bring the sofa back in. This made the room feel like too much “stuff” when I think about people and presents being added to the room.  I decided to move…

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  • How to accessorize ANY space in your home

    Accessorizing your space is the easiest, most fun way to complete your space. Personally, this is the step that gets skipped most often. This is THE step that matters the most when pulling it all together and the SECRET to having a completed room. Here are some of our sure ways to finish off a space. Accessorizing your walls: Show your walls some love. You don’t want empty walls BUT you don’t want to fill all of them. My rule is that you need a mirror (which makes your space feel larger) and art in most every room. No mirrors in the kitchen probably but you know. Some of our favorite ways to do this include: gallery walls engineer prints using mirrors styled shelves Throw Pillows & Blankets Nearly every space can use a few throw pillows or blankets to make it feel cozy, unique and comfortable. Picking out these types of accessories really set the tone for the way you want the room to feel. This added “layer” of styling will define how the room feels. Rooms without throw…

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  • Christmas Tree Village

    I have always loved Christmas villages. I did not have a place for them on display but then I came you with this really cute Christmas Tree Village. This post is sponsored by JOANN. All ideas and opinions are my own, always. I am so excited to show you how I took my love for a Christmas village that I found at the Joann store and turned it into a really awesome and unique Christmas tree. Christmas Tree Village   To create this Christmas Tree village I used mostly oversized countertop Christmas decor items. I love that when I use larger scale items I don’t have to buy nearly as much stuff. Larger items just take up so much room on the tree. Materials Here is the list of the materials and decor pieces that I found at the Joann store that I used for this Christmas tree. Christmas Bakers House White House with Green Roof Farmers Market Village House Christmas Camper Christmas Farm House Christmas Cabin Red tree skirt Christmas Red Barn  Red berry bush stems Christmas Church Snowflake Pillow…

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