Make Room For What You Love: Getting Ready for a Big Move

Melissa Michael’s brand new book, Make Room for What You Love, is so relevant for our family, as we are getting ready for a big move!

Make Room For What You Love: Getting Ready for a Big Move
Today I’m part of the Make Room Challenge {Decluttering and Organizing} tour, so I hope you’ll follow along!

I read Melissa’s new book, Make Room For What You Love, on my way to Italy, and what better timing! The book is full of lessons and encouragement for how to simplify and organize your home and life. Since we just sold our home, there are big changes ahead for my family, and Melissa’s perspective on moving, and how to make more room for what you love, has come at the perfect time!

A desire to downsize

For over a year, my husband and I have had a desire to downsize our home. We love our home, as we’ve hosted so many parties and dinners and gatherings over the last 11 years, but then it started feelng a bit “heavy.” [Melissa and her husband joining us for dinner a few years back, in our backyard!]

Chunky Guacamole with Garden of Eatin’ Bowls Tortilla Chips

Chunky Guacamole

Take chips and dip to a whole new level, with this savory Chunky Guacamole recipe and Garden of Eatin’ Bowls,  perfect for your Cinco de Mayo Party! When you start planning your menu for Cinco de Mayo, it’s always easy to remember the big stuff–the menu, the drinks, a...

We Sold Our Home on Craigslist

We Sold Our Home on Craigslist

Friends, we sold our home on Craigslist! So many friends have asked us about this,  so I decided to write a post about the details today. First of all, this house is not just a house. This house has been our home for 11 years, which makes me very sentimental and...

Delicious Marinated Steak

Delicious Marinated Steak

This Delicious Marinated Steak is the perfect quick meal, for outdoor entertaining and grilling season! Friends, I’ve been on a purging spree and one of my projects has been to sort through my dishes, deciding which ones to keep and which ones to give away, or which ones go...

Mexican Rice Salad

Mexican Rice Salad

This Mexican Rice Salad is delicious to serve as a salad or dip for a Mexican Fiesta party! Friends, I did something this past weekend that I’ve never done before. I missed a party! Having RSVP’d while I was in Italy, I knew the date of the party, and...