While we all love the beautifully and organized homes of HGTV and Instagram in real life, homes get messy. For people, like me, who need practical solutions for the mess, here are some unique and functional ways real moms and grandma’s are corralling the mess.
How are you storing your sofa blankets? Send me a picture and I’ll share it, here! Or just tell us in the comments.
@HannahSchaffer has hers hanging on the wall.
If I were handing out awards for originality, Hannah would be the winner. I’ve never seen this before and I would never think to do it. I would be afraid I’d accidentally tear down the wall. But for Hannah, it’s working great!
@LillianCruz found something that pulls double duty.
@brandistringer shared this fan favorite way to store her blankets.
I love this one. I plan to buy me one of these just as soon as I find a pleasing price.
This was another fan favorite by @karenkay.
“We don’t fold because we use them constantly” said Karen Kay.
This is a cute way to add some farmhouse charm to your place.
@HaydenBennet uses these table/baskets she bought at Walmart.
I can help but to think “easy-peasy” when I see this one.
There are very few times in life when you see someone doing exactly what they were meant to do. Usually people like Oprah Winfrey, Joanna Gaines and Jimmy Fallon. But they can be everyday people like your doctor, too. When I see the ladies of The Home Edit, I know they are doing exactly what they were meant to do. They are the organizing pair that I can’t get enough of.
How are you holding up with all that’s going on in the world?
I can’t think of any other time in our lifetime when it’s been so bad.
So many are feeling hopeless and lost.
I don’t feel there’s any need to cover the headlines because I think you already know about those.
But with the 24/7 coverage of grief, pain, loss and uncertainty there’s no doubt it’s impacting our mental and physical state.
With that in mind I’d like to suggest a mental vacation mood board.
I’ll do one too.
Mood boards are good for more than just goals and projects.
They are perfect for getting you back to center.
It doesn’t matter whether you use one for health and fitness, a home renovation project (like I’m doing) or just to remind you of the little things that bring you joy—a mood board is like coloring for adults.
It sparks the imagination.
I’ve been using mood boards for years at presentations and workshops.
I used them all the time when working with survivors of domestic violence, and children working through issues of abuse.
I find that they can elevate emotions, help a person identify areas of improvement in their life or work through sudden life changes.
Today, though, this mood board is centered around a renovation project we’re working on.
It’s simple. Light hearted. Uncluttered.
My mood board inspiration comes from some of my favorite home decor magazines.
I hope you enjoy them.
I’d love to see where you’re getting your inspiration from.
Feel free to comment and post here. Or, you can send it to me via e-mail by clicking the “say hello” tab at the top of the screen, and I gladly share it, here.
Stay safe. 💜—April
(Sidebar—I receive no benefits from anyone for sharing my favorite magazines or details. This is just my virtual inspiration board).
Patricia Heaton known for playing Deborah Barone on Everybody Loves Raymond, Frankie Heck on The Middle and Dr. Carol Kenny on Carole’s Second Act is inviting you to shop her closet—for a good cause.
Heaton posted the following on her Instagram page this afternoon “Shop selected looks from my personal collection on @therealreal Proceeds will be donated to @feedingamerica to support COVID-19 relief efforts. The Feeding America network of food banks is leading the fight to #EndHunger
I met Heaton once while at a fundraiser. She seemed nice and down-to-earth, as was her husband. I wouldn’t say that about everyone who was there that night. Shh.
In case you’re wondering
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