Hard to believe that in just a few days the kiddies will be back to school! I don't know about you, but I have been wiping the tears from my eyes - tears of joy that is! Don't get me wrong, I love my children and really enjoy spending the summer months with them, however, it has presented some … [Read more...]
Our family is hitting the road this week, and getting away gets a little easier with each trip. Over the last couple of years, I've developed a customizable packing list and I make a copy up for each kid to pack his or her supplies. Once they've everything gathered, I'd pack it up into family … [Read more...]
Home Renovation: Week #1 Purging & Organizing
I know I have mentioned our home renovation before but not in too much detail. Mostly because I knew that not only would it take over my life for the next 4 or 5 months but it would also likely take over this blog. I am pretty sure that everything I do or think about for the next half-year will be … [Read more...]
Welcome to The Nest!
Welcome to The Nest! I am so excited to have you here with me. Here at The Nest, we will be chatting and sharing ideas for everything to do with running a busy family home. It is my philosophy that life is busy and our homes provide, ultimately, a sanctuary and shelter away from the stresses of … [Read more...]
Friday Favorites – Cosmetic Bags
It's Friday again! Time for more of Jen's favorite things! This week I want to talk about:Cosmetic BagsI have, no joke, at least 30 cosmetic bags of varying sizes tucked in all the corners of my house. I find them to be one of my most versatile organizing tools. Here are a few of the places … [Read more...]
The Organized Hostess
Summer is the season for entertaining - especially at the cottage! The key to enjoying entertaining is to prepare ahead. We suggest starting with the bedroom as it can be prepared in advance. Make up the bed with clean linens. Iron the pillow cases and top edge of the top sheet for a clean crisp … [Read more...]
Cars, dolls and games…Oh My!
Ah...the holiday season. Crisp snow, warm fires, fragrant trees and soft candle light and... TOYS!!! Christmas and Chanukah have come and gone and now we have a million more toys to store. Well, maybe not a million but definitely more than we had two weeks ago. Luckily, as … [Read more...]