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Vacuum and Wash Your Floors at the Same Time with One Cordless Cleaner! BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max now at Best Buy!

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Introducing the NEW! BISSELL CrossWave Cordless Max now at Best Buy: Vacuums & washes your floors at the SAME time!

I’m a neat freak type of person. I have diagnosed OCD, and mine is the “need everything neat and tidy and organized the ‘right’ way or I’ll get grumpy and irritable.” My family thinks it’s amusing to come to my house and move the canned goods out of order, or flip a hanger or two in the closet the wrong way. I think that it makes me want to yeet them off of the front porch. But I love them anyway, lol, because I do know I can be a little — ok, sometimes maybe a lot — crazy about how things are around the house. ;) I just feel so much calmer and happier when my home is clean and organized and happy and bright. 

But with a wild 9-year old daughter, lots of nieces and nephews who love to come over, neighborhood kiddos who gather here for shenanigans, a grumpy old man little fluffy Shih Tzu, and two crazy cats… let’s just say that trying to keep things as clean and neat as I’d like, is a challenge, to say the least. ha.

That’s why clever cleaning gadgets are near and dear to my heart, for reals. And, I have absolutely fallen in LOVE with cordless cleaners! I have neuropathy in my hands, as well as moderate rheumatoid arthritis – so sometimes, holding onto a vacuum or mop can be tough for me to hold onto. But a cordless cleaner is lighter, and it’s easier to quickly grab and go when you need to quickly clean up a mess – since there’s no cords needed. You have no idea how handy this is, until you have one!

Vacuum and wash your floors at the same time with cordless freedom

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How to Organize Your Pool Supplies

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“Hi. My name is Meagan, and I have an organizational problem.” – It’s true. But I guess I should say I have a couple of organizational problems. As in – I have some pretty hard core OCD when it comes to how I like things to be arranged and sorted and displayed, which can annoy the people who live with me. I also have the problem that over the past 4 years, my home has been like a game of musical chairs – My mom moved in, bringing her dogs. Then my brother remodeled my basement and moved in with the kids. Then I found out I was pregnant. Then my Mister moved in – and WE got a dog. And then I had a baby. And then we moved and bought a new house. Then my brother moved out the next year. My mom only stays here part time now. My Mister’s oldest daughter moved in. Then out, to go to college. Then his middle daughter moved in. And we got another dog. Craziness, right? With all of the moving and swapping rooms and storing people’s stuff and on and on – the house is not the temple of color-coded organization that I would like. {To say the least, lol.} But, this is the year of getting things caught up!

{Update: This was written in 2014, it’s now 2019, and our house is JUST Abby and I, plus the same dog, but two new cats. Calmer, quieter-ish, and more consistently organized. But recently this post has gone bonkers, getting shared all over Pinterest. So, I thought I’d update y’all a little, if you’re new here!}

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How to Bring Spring into Your Home

This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks and Febreze, about their limited edition spring scents. I only share stuff I’m crazy-in-love with. And I think you’ll love this too!

Spring is in the air! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve probably noticed that I’m having a total spring-fling romance with my garden these days – we finally have some sun, and the flowers are bloomin’ everywhere! I’m such an outdoorsy type of girl, and love when the weather gets nice enough to finally throw open the windows to freshen up the house, and let the smell of flowers coming drifting in….

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How to Prep for Holiday Guests in 30 Minutes or Less

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We’ve all been there. It’s the holiday season, and you find out on super short notice that you’ve got friends or family showing up. You not only need to round up some fun drinks and appetizers – maybe even dinner and dessert! – but you’ve also got to get the house presentable in a flash. Well, like a super hero who shows up right when you need saving – I’m here to help. Keep reading to get my best tips for hosting guests in 30 minutes or less.

Prep for unexpected guests - How to make your home look clean in 30 min or less!

First of all – automate and delegate everything that you can. If the kids are home, they can do a lot of simple tasks – wash windows and mirrors to make them sparkle, spray air freshener, replace candles in all of the holders, fluff throw pillows. So put ’em to work! Then automate other tasks – use life-saving gadgets like the Roomba to get to work vacuuming for you, to save you tons of time. [Read more…]

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How to DIY Holiday Centerpieces Using Wine Bottles – Tutorial

I love DIY home decor. And I love it even more when you can personalize your home on a budget. So I am totally in love with the super fun ideas in this new video from Sabrina Soto, on ULive.com. She’s so fun to watch – really upbeat and bubbly, and just very real. She always has really good tips to share – but this is one of my favorites: It was originally filmed as tips for Thanksgiving, but all of the ideas totally work for any season or celebration. Check out this amazing centerpiece she made from super simple materials –

Simple DIY Centerpiece on a Budget - using wine bottles! Tutorial

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Project Playroom Makeover – Ideas, Inspiration, and Product Picks

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson… I’m in the process of totally overhauling our house. From painting, trim, and new doors throughout the house, to new flooring and fixtures. And as those rooms get jazzed up, they’ll need new furnishings and accessories too. Plus, a few of our rooms are changing their function… My brother and my 2 nephews used to live with me, but moved out last year. So, we changed gears on some of the projects we’d been planning, to take advantage of the extra rooms we’d have to play with. I was originally working on a master bedroom makeover – since Abby still shared a room with us and needed space to play, and my office was in there too. But now, we have a whole room to convert into a playroom filled with color and whimsy – and I cannot wait to get it finished up! Until then, I wanted to share some of the coolest ideas, inspiration, and product picks that I’ve come across while putting this all together, so maybe you can find something perfect for your little one too…

Kids Room Decor Tips: Find a focal point

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Tips on Decorating Kid’s Rooms – from Toddler to Teens

Kids need rooms that are creative spaces – whether it’s a bright mobile over their crib as a baby, a fun place to explore during the toddler years, or a cool hangout that expresses a teen’s unique style, having a bedroom that’s colorful and creative is so important. Which is why I’m super excited to start on a big remodel of Abby’s room soon – right now, it’s just a big white box, boring. I want to turn it into a room that inspires her – a room filled with color and pattern and texture! And one way to add all of that is with a great rug, right? It’s important to me to make sure that her rug is top-notch, since at 2, she spends a lot of playtime down there on the floor. And, I’ve found the absolute smartest solution that I have to share with you guys. It’s called FLOR, and it rocks.

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