Things I didn’t share Friday (1/10)

Things I didn’t share Friday (1/10)

    1. During my first pregnancy, I went through a major nesting phase.  Well, I thought it was major at the time anyway, but let’s just say, it was nothing compared to what I’ve been going through lately.  I don’t think that I could stop organizing and decorating even if my life depended on it. 2. One of my primary organization projects has been my closet.  I have been cleaning it out like mad, donating and consigning anything that I haven’t worn in the past decade, and I have a grand plan in my mind for some...

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How I reduce clutter in my home

How I reduce clutter in my home

(Please note: This is a sponsored post.  However, all opinions stated below about musicMagpie.com are my own true thoughts.)   If you’ve been reading The Grass Skirt for awhile, you already know that I am a very neat person.  And by neat, I don’t mean great, wonderful, or fine, as defined in the dictionary.  I’m neat in the habitually orderly sense. Even so, I’ve been feeling as though I just have too much stuff. Too much makeup.  Too many shoes (that I never wear).  Too much jewelry.  Too many dishes, books,...

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Blog I’m Loving Lately (Clean Mama)

Blog I’m Loving Lately (Clean Mama)

OK, you’re probably sick of hearing about it, but I just need to tell you how much I’m loving the strawberries that I bought at the farmer’s market. They are so sweet and fresh.  I have a feeling that they won’t last long around here!     And now time for something else I’m loving… (How’s that for a segue?  I’d make for one heck of a talk show host.) Every now and then, I stumble across a blog or website that gets me really excited.   I read through the current posts and articles,...

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Things I didn’t share Friday (5/24)

Things I didn’t share Friday (5/24)

  1. I’ve mentioned it a time or two before, but I’m a really big Kellie Pickler fan.  She’s just so cute, endearing, and funny (whether she intends to be or not).  Anyway, I enjoyed watching her dance with Derek Hough on this past season of Dancing with the Stars and was so excited when they won.  If you haven’t seen their freestyle dance, you must watch it.  It was so beautiful! 2. I’m so into Instagram lately. I’ve been snapping pictures of anything from my meals, to new products I’ve...

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DIY: How to reuse old candle jars

DIY: How to reuse old candle jars

I have a major obsession with candles. If you walk into my house at any given time, you’ll probably find one burning somewhere. I try to burn soy candles as much as possible because they aren’t as toxic, but my major weakness is buying seasonal candles from Bath & Body Works. Because of my candle lighting addiction, I tend to go through them like water.  In the not so distant past, I’d simply toss out the jars when the candles were done for good.   And then I realized that I could couple my love for candles with my...

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How to manage & organize your digital clutter

How to manage & organize your digital clutter

  You may recall a post that I wrote over the summer on why being organized is actually good for our health and well-being. That post mainly covered the topic of physical clutter, but did you know that digital/electronic clutter can weigh us down too? In fact, I’m willing to bet that many of us have more clutter on our computers, phones, and other electronic devices than the kind of clutter that you can trip over and see.  After all, you have to pick up your belongings every now and then (for example, when company comes to visit),...

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