8 Things to Store in Your Ikea IVAR

Whether you live in a small or spacious home, you probably appreciate areas with closed storage. It allows you to hide away the mess.

When we moved from loft living to a two bedroom home, anticipating the birth of my son, I knew we needed to trade some of our open shelving for doors that closed.

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8 Furniture Leg Kits You Can Add to Your IKEA IVAR Cabinet (IKEA HACK)

Adding a furniture leg kit to a IKEA IVAR cabinet turns a $70 pine storage item into a eye-grabbing piece of furniture. When I first planned on adding legs to my IVAR cabinet, I was surprised at how many different furniture leg kits are available at home improvement stores. Also, you can hunt down some unique or vintage legs by visiting local antique stores and estate sales. Continue reading

Why You Need to Declutter Your Life

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Clutter is such a fascinating word. Its both the individual pieces and the state of all those pieces put together. It’s an active verb. It’s a state of being. It’s a process.

Almost every self-help decluttering guide focuses on the central theme of feeling overwhelmed by stuff. You are literally tripping over things and it gets in the way of your life. My personal (and continuing) journey to decluttering started with similar frustration.

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5 Plants to Propogate as Gifts

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I love giving plants as gifts, even when they are misguided. One summer, I had two friends who were both pregnant with similar due dates. The first, Meg, was a free spirit. She had a soft, cozy home and we often talked about our furniture restoration projects. The one, Jess, was a settled-in city girl. She stored clothes in her oven because she didn’t like to cook and enjoyed traveling.

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