Get Started on Spring Cleaning – 8 Must-Do Items

Nature is perking up, windows and doors are opening, and we’re awakening from our winter slumber. It’s officially spring, the time of year when we shake the dust off and get our homes sparkling. Deep cleaning your entire home can be a daunting task. We pulled from the experts to put together what we think … Continue reading Get Started on Spring Cleaning – 8 Must-Do Items

Shelter from the Storm

Is your home ready for extreme weather? Taking proactive steps to prepare your home for severe weather before it hits can help minimize damage to your home and even more importantly help protect your family. Severe weather could include everything from hail, tornados and floods to winter storms, thunderstorms and high winds. No matter your … Continue reading Shelter from the Storm

Energy Efficient Ways to Warm Your Home This Winter

Baby, it’s cold outside … but it doesn’t have to be cold inside your home! Keep warm for the winter with a few energy-efficient tricks and tips. Nothing chills my bones like the sight of an expensive utility bill I wasn’t expecting. With New Year’s resolutions to save both money and energy still fresh in … Continue reading Energy Efficient Ways to Warm Your Home This Winter

Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 3

Part 3: Whole House Purge and Cleanse If you’ve been following the “Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught” series, by now you’ve got the kids’ toys and clothes under control, your kitchen is in amazing shape, and you’re feeling exhilarated and a little exhausted. No rest for the weary. It’s the last stretch – … Continue reading Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 3

Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 2

Part 2: Kitchen Detox and Prep They say that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and at the holidays this seems especially true. For many kitchens, it’s the climax of the year – there will be more meals cooked, more cookies baked, and more people entertained than at any other time. When I … Continue reading Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 2

Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 1

Part 1: Curbing Kid Chaos It’s amazing, the wave of emotions that can hit me upon stepping into the children’s playroom. Anxiety. Lack of control. Bewilderment. Exhaustion. The play kitchen stands empty – beautiful wooden play food and utensils, lovingly purchased, no longer inside. That hand-painted pizza making kit with all those tiny pepperonis and … Continue reading Readying Your Home for the Holiday Onslaught – Part 1