Reserve your master bedroom for you and your significant other. All too often, other uses enter your bedroom (office space, electronics, kids’ toys, etc.) and add clutter to a space that should be peaceful and romantic.  We need to be reminded that our...
"Dear House,  I call truce. Seriously, I do. I can't totally surrender, and I can't keep going like this, so we need to make a deal. I'll keep you functional, but I get to stop obsessing about maintaining you at the...
Is your purse a bottomless pit? Does it take you five minutes to find your keys? Do you have to dump the entire contents out to find what you need? Yes?! Let's turn your purse into a fashionable AND useful accessory. 1. Compartments Find a handbag...
The first day of school is fast approaching. Abby’s excited to return school to see her friends, especially since her BFF is in the same class. I love it! We will meet the teacher to scout out the classroom at the upcoming open...
Local Mom, Katie, is expecting her second child any day.  We spent Sunday preparing for baby #2 by designing and organizing a shared bedroom for baby boy and big sister, Ella.  Check back later to see the kids' new...
Parents, Katie and Andy, welcomed their son, Connor, on September 14th. Connor joined big sister, Ella, in their shared bedroom.  The first step to transitioning the room was when Ella graduated to her big girl bed the end of...

Cut the Paper Clutter

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Do you feel like you're always surrounded by paper? Let's tackle that paper once and for all! Supplies: 1. Manila folders 2. Trash/Recycle/Shred containers 3. How Long Do I Keep It List 4. Pencils 5. Post Its 6. Drinks and Music :) Tips for Organizing Your Paper: 1. Ask yourself...
It's that time of year.  The trees are bare.  Snow will be covering the ground before we know it.  And Christmas.  Yes, I said Christmas, will be here.  It's the time of year for toys.  Toys, toys and more...
Do you have an Elf on the Shelf?  We do.  Her name is Jingle. I was super excited to start this tradition when I heard stories of a co-worker's mischievous elf two years ago.   Elf painting red noses on the children's...

Gift Wrap Storage

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Each year my goal is to be done Christmas shopping by Thanksgiving.  I've never actually met the goal but it's one I like to make for myself.  I usually start brainstorming in October and will gradually make purchases along...
So here we are... its December! No matter what you and your family celebrate it is the season of giving. We give to our friends, our kiddos, and our favorite charities (if you haven’t done the last one you...
I've suffered from depression on and off for probably seven years.  I think it started after my daughter was born.  I was a stay-at-home mom with no friends around.  My closest friends and sister lived out of state.  We...
I disliked our entryway since the first time we looked at the house.  My husband and the Realtor convinced me we could make changes to it.  I can't even remember what those suggestions were because they never actually happened....
"The BVTMB is getting real this week about a sometimes taboo, but important topic...S-E-X!  Our team is sharing the good, the bad, and the ugly...and maybe the humorous and kinky too... about sex after kids in hopes that some...

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The Ultimate Guide to Vermont Fall Fun: What You Don’t Want...

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Each September, when school starts again and subtle hints of fall creep into the air, I get the itch to start filling my weekends...