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Inspiring Examples of Home School Spaces

Last week here on the blog I wrote about why you should create a homeschool space this fall. Later in the week, in the newsletter I wrote about how to create an efficient and functional homeschool space. Today I'll be sharing spaces I've had a hand in creating as well as other spaces that are… Continue reading Inspiring Examples of Home School Spaces

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Why You Need to Create a Homeschool Space This Fall

I live in a community in which the school district has determined that students will not be able to return to campus in the fall. I know this same scenario is playing out all around the world. Alas, it appears we will have our K-12 students home for at least another semester, if not longer.… Continue reading Why You Need to Create a Homeschool Space This Fall

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Creating a Home You Love (Use Your Words)

What's the first thing you do when you move into a new house? Do you set up the beds? Do you line the cabinets with shelf paper? Do you make a list of the rooms you want to paint? Do you immediately go out and buy a new welcome mat? Well, I do all these… Continue reading Creating a Home You Love (Use Your Words)

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Finding Pain Points in Your Home

We are about three months in to this global pandemic. It's safe to say we have spent more time in our homes than we ever have before. How's it going for you? Are you feeling comfortable? Managing all the things you now need to manage? Home office? Home schooling? All the meals? All the organization?… Continue reading Finding Pain Points in Your Home

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Sprucing Up the Outdoors

I know I got a little excited back in April. We had some beautiful, sunny days that really got me revved-up for summer. I even called the farm store to pre-order some annuals and the nice woman in the garden center talked me off the ledge. "It really isn't warm enough for plants to stay… Continue reading Sprucing Up the Outdoors

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How Household Clutter Can Negatively Impact Your Physical, Emotional and Mental Health

This week I'm doing a presentation via Zoom for a Rotary Club up in Seattle. I thought I'd put my thoughts together here in preparation for the talk. If you would like my literature review on this subject (including a section on compulsive hoarding and complete with research and references) please send me an email… Continue reading How Household Clutter Can Negatively Impact Your Physical, Emotional and Mental Health

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Transitioning Into a New Season

Ah, spring is in the air. Can you feel it? Bright sunlight flooding through the windows, warm breezes, a plethora of pollen (ah-choo!) and a general sense of ease as the days grow longer. It's sneaky, this shoulder season between winter and summer. Here in the PNW we can reach a high of 70 one… Continue reading Transitioning Into a New Season

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Are We There Yet? Four Practices to Help You Survive Quarantine

What day is it? With everyone home every day, it's easy to forget what day it is, and it's easy to let our work slide because we can always do it tomorrow. My own schedule has been a little up in the air and as the beautiful weather comes, so goes my attention span. What… Continue reading Are We There Yet? Four Practices to Help You Survive Quarantine

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An Expanded Look at How to Sort Through Your Photos

Here we go again, another post that hits very close to home. How do you manage your photo collection? Old memories and new memories, they all serve to show how remarkable your life is and how blessed you truly are. But over the decades, those memories can build into physical mountains of memories which clutter… Continue reading An Expanded Look at How to Sort Through Your Photos

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Even Small Tasks Make a Difference

It's been a wild few weeks, hasn't it? I'm amazed at how so many of us have been able to turn on a dime to change our entire routines. Homeschooling kids? Yep. Kids home from college and studying too? Husband ditching the commute and working from home? The new normal. We are blessed, I know… Continue reading Even Small Tasks Make a Difference