The Story of the Bears

It is a privilege to share my client Becky’s story. Becky was fortunate to have her mom live with her for 35 years. Her mom helped her raise her children and grandchildren providing a priceless opportunity for kids to have mom, grandma and great-grandma play a role in their lives. Her mom was with her for everyday meals, holidays, birthdays …

Updated Hutch

Hi all!! It seems like every time I go to Goodwill there is some version of an antique hutch available. I love doing these because when finished the details seem to show up so much more. This hutch was actually a custom order and it was beautiful but, it was enormous. Needless to say, I was a little intimidated by …

Toy Time!

Christmas is around the corner and many kids receive new toys as gifts. Although there is more focus on technology these days many kids still enjoy Legos, stuffed animals, puzzles and board games. Kids grow out of toys; sometimes within days and other times it may be years. As a professional organizer, I walk into many houses where 14 year …

Take Your Pick, It’s Cozy Sweater Season!

I feel like winter is a safeguard for those who may not feel fashion savvy. We can all seem put together pretty well with a sweater and a pair of our favorite jeans. There’s something about a knit sweater that looks like we’ve put a lot of effort in getting ready, but we can all admit it’s totally effortless. Winter’s …

My Style Star. Who’s yours?

This may be a practice that not everyone follows, but it inspires me to evolve my fashion and keeps my ear to the ground. When I spot someone, whether in the media, in public, or one of my peers, and their style in kickin’, I have NO resistance to let that person know I admire their style. I praise their …

#12MonthsofThrifting Kids Edition: Coat

We are approaching the end of our 12 Months of Thrifting challenge, but not before we shop for one of my favorite children’s items: coats! I’ve always been a big fan of shopping for outerwear for myself, and it’s proven to be no different ever since I had a baby girl. Goodwill is the first place I visit when I’m …

Re-Vamped Mirror

Hi all! Yeah, fall weather is finally here! I’m sure I’ve mentioned it before but this is my favorite season!! This month I’m going to show you how to revamp an already revamped mirror! I had bought this mirror years ago at Goodwill when we moved into our new house. I loved the style of it but it had a …

I am Prepared for This Holiday Season

Sadly, we don’t hear this statement too often in America. More often than not, the holidays stress many people out. The holiday season is supposed to be a time of joy. If you cringe when you hear carols in the stores and think of “all the stuff you have to do,” I urge you to do two things #1 ask …

#12MonthsofThrifting Kids Edition: Halloween Costume/Accessory

There’s a reason why people almost always correlate secondhand stores with DIY Halloween costumes. Goodwill is the perfect destination to piece together a DIY Halloween costume but it’s also an incredible resource for brand new or like-new costumes for the entire family. That’s why this month we’re thrifting a kid’s costume for the 12 Months of Thrifting Challenge. Here’s why …

Time to Make a Scene of Halloween

I recently was talking to a neighbor of mine and she mentioned how she and her husband have friends who throw the biggest most over-the-top Halloween party year after year! I thought how fun would it be to attend an adult only Halloween bash? It’s been years since I’ve been to a Halloween party and ironically enough, Halloween is my …