How to Host a Garage Sale that Brings the Shoppers in!

It’s that time of year!  The time when yard sale and garage sale signs can be found all over neighborhoods and communities.  I think the spring cleaning bug hits most of us, and why not make a few bucks as we clear the clutter.

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I’ve been participating in sales with my local Moms of Multiples group for three years.  It’s a lot of fun, and I’ve learned some useful merchandising and organizational lessons to maximize the sale.

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Tutorial: At Home Creating the Perfect Duvet Poof

Have you ever been to a hotel where the bedding almost looked too heavenly to sleep?    It’s as if they take hours to construct this elegant bed.

My sweet friend Stephanie also creates the most beautiful bedding combinations.  The kind of combo that makes you want to run and jump straight into the duvet poof.

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Everyone does their part. Age-appropriate chores for children.

We’re starting them early.  I figure any time is a good time to learn responsibility.  And when both parents work outside the home…let’s be honest, it’s more like survival.

Chores for young children.  When the girls were two we began with very simple things like putting away their toys at the end of each day, and it’s now evolved into a larger responsibilities.

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Black Friday Shopping: The Etsy Way

Most importantly, Happy Thanksgiving ya’ll!  I hope you’ve enjoyed your day as much as I have.  We’ve been together with friends and extended family all day, and loving every minute of it.  Our hearts are bubbling over with gratitude and love today.  We have so much for which to be thankful!

I’ve never been a black Friday, 3 am rise and shine kind of gal, searching for the best deal the day after Thanksgiving.  However, I do like to get a jump start on my Christmas shopping, Etsy style.  Have you ever shopped Etsy?

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Sydney, Australia through the Lens of my iPhone

It’s a recap from my trip to Sydney, Australia!  Pinch me.  I still can’t believe I saw The Marriage of Figaro opera at the Sydney Opera House.  This is bucket-list stuff.  I have to admit I don’t know lots about opera, but this opera house boasts of the most perfect acoustics, and I believe it.  The music was dreamy.

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And here’s the evening view from the Sydney Cove Oyster Bar, where I had the most perfect seafood called bugs.  They are like mini lobsters.

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