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This post is part of our Summer Shortcuts series. Meagan and I are taking turns all summer long sharing little “cheats” and ways we give ourselves a break during the summer months. Enjoy! -Sarah

Folded Clothes

It seems to be almost universal among busy moms: we don’t mind doing the laundry, but most of us hate folding it and putting it away. We move the piles of clean clothes from bed to table, or couch to basket, or whatever surfaces our folding situation provides, and chip away at them halfheartedly, all the while pulling kids’ daily outfits from the jumble, knowing we’ll never actually pair those last two socks and put them in the drawer – at least not before the next load lands on top.

No? Just me?

Didn’t think so.

Laundry Pile

So here’s a revolutionary thought to make life easier this summer (or anytime laundry gets the best of you, really): stop folding it. Stop folding it, and – here’s the hard part – stop feeling bad about it. [click to continue…]

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My Happiest Place: A Family Tree Wall

by Meagan Francis July 18, 2014
My Happiest Place: A Family Tree Wall

This month’s selection for the #MyHappiestPlace series comes from reader Katelyn Heather. Her creative idea inspired both Sarah and me, and her submission perfectly embodied our idea of honoring a happy, meaningful place in your home. Read on to find out more about the “happiest place” in Katelyn’s home - and how you can submit! My […]

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Check Out My New Fridge! (Plus A Chance To Win One Of Your Own)

by Meagan Francis June 27, 2014
Check Out My New Fridge! (Plus A Chance To Win One Of Your Own)

Our current house came with a really bad refrigerator. I mean…bad.  Handle falling off, no ice maker, strange-sized shelves that never seemed to accommodate a normal family’s food needs. Just bad. Pretty much the only thing I liked about it was that it was white. (You all know I am rooting for a comeback of the […]

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And The #MyHappiestPlace Winner Is…

by Meagan Francis June 25, 2014
And The #MyHappiestPlace Winner Is...

A few weeks ago we announced a fun new reader-submitted series here on the blog: My Happiest Place. Each month we’ll be inviting you to submit photos or videos of the happiest place in your home. After reviewing the submissions, Sarah and I will select one of our favorites to receive a $50 Wayfair gift […]

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Can’t Find Toddler’s Shoes AGAIN? Try This.

by Sarah Powers June 23, 2014
Can't Find Toddler's Shoes AGAIN? Try This.

This post is part of our Summer Shortcuts series. Meagan and I are taking turns all summer long sharing little “cheats” and ways we give ourselves a break during the summer months. Enjoy! -Sarah Let’s say, hypothetically, that you had a dollar for every time you said one of the following throughout the day: “Please put on your […]

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Summer Shortcut: Use A Baking Sheet To Contain Craft Chaos

by Sarah Powers June 9, 2014
Summer Shortcut: Use A Baking Sheet To Contain Craft Chaos

Did you catch last Monday’s announcement? We’ve kicked off a new series about all the ways we “cheat” during the summer months to make life easier on everyone – especially mom. Meagan’s idea last week was GENIUS - did any of you try it? This week I’m sharing one of the few “hacks” I’ve come up […]

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Tell us: what’s the happiest place in your home?

by Meagan Francis May 30, 2014
Tell us: what's the happiest place in your home?

What’s the happiest place in your home? Not the prettiest, or the cleanest, or the one that looks closest to something out of a magazine – but the happiest?  Maybe it’s the kitchen table, where everyone gathers at the end of the day. Maybe it’s the rocking chair in the baby’s room where you’ve spent […]

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Easy Patio Makeover: “Helen” the up-cycled goodwill couch & a no-sew slipcover!

by Guest Blogger May 23, 2014
Easy Patio Makeover: "Helen" the up-cycled goodwill couch & a no-sew slipcover!

Happy Memorial Day weekend! We’re excited to bring you a patio pick-me-up project to kick off the holiday, courtesy of guest blogger Kristen Forgione of The LifeStyled Company. Enjoy! -Meagan I started looking at my patio a few months ago and while I really love the space, it just started looking tired. Really tired. I […]

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Spring Clean Your Finances PLUS Cute and Comfy Summer Shoes: Podcast Episode 31

by Meagan Francis May 22, 2014
Spring Clean Your Finances PLUS Cute and Comfy Summer Shoes: Podcast Episode 31

We’re well into spring, and for many of us with school-aged kids, summer break is almost here. Is your budget ready for the onslaught of camp options and kids begging for snacks all day? That’s just one of the things Kelly Whalen of The Centsible Life and I discuss in today’s episode, where she gives us […]

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My super-simple strategy for organizing off-season clothes and hand-me-downs.

by Meagan Francis May 12, 2014
My super-simple strategy for organizing off-season clothes and hand-me-downs.

Can you believe it’s almost the middle of May? I’m on the road this week (more about that here), but I thought it would be a great time to revisit my seasonal clothing strategy post from last fall. I heard from so many of you that you were going to try this approach this year […]

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