Get Your Memories out of the Bins!

Get Your Memories out of the Bins!

Childhood toys, old trophies, handmade mother’s day cards . . . these are the remembrances of happy times! In a recent survey in Oprah Magazine, 38% of all readers considered themselves “sentimental clutterers.” Too many of us have closets, basements, and even storage units filled with this type of stuff!...
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What does your bedroom say about you?

What does your bedroom say about you?

If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my Newsletter . Thanks for visiting! How do the rooms of these iconic film teens reflect who they are? Take this fun quiz from Lonny and see if you recognize these spaces. Then, look around your bedroom and see how it reflects you! What do...
Souvenir Stories

Souvenir Stories

“That espresso at Sant’Eustachio before seeing the Pantheon in Rome; the gin fizz at an old-school New York speakeasy; the chocolat chaud sipped while listening to church bells outside the Crillon in Paris—nothing quite sparks our nostalgia like a Proustian memory of the first perfect sip. Sometimes it’s the little things that we bring back...
Alive Inside Now on Netflix!

Alive Inside Now on Netflix!

Music has the power to organize our days, our thoughts, and our memories. It even has the capacity to reawaken the soul and the deepest part of our humanity. Alive Inside documents this healing power as it follows Dan Cohen, a social worker, who fights a broken healthcare system to return music and a deep sense of life to...
The Best Mother's Day Gift Ever!

The Best Mother’s Day Gift Ever!

I love using Pinterest for memory-keeping and reminiscing, so to me, the idea of "gifting" a Board as a way to express your love on Mother's Day couldn't be better! (or more clutter-free!)
New Brides Celebrate Family History!

New Brides Celebrate Family History!

Weaving the tradition of “something old” right into the bridal bouquet is a wonderful trend I’ve been seeing more and more of. Sara Hennessey (whose wedding was recently featured on Today.com) carried this beautiful bouquet adorned with special family heirlooms pictured above. She had a handkerchief from her dad, a cut from her mother’s wedding...
Do I have to accept my Grandmother's china set? (even if I don't like it?)

Do I have to accept my Grandmother’s china set? (even if I don’t like it?)

I’ve received a number of questions lately about the best way to handle sentimental clutter coming in from relatives, so I thought I would share one of my answers here with you! Question: Do I have to accept my grandmother’s china set, even if I really don’t like it? I don’t want to hurt her...
Lancaster Home Show Starts Today

Lancaster Home Show Starts Today

So excited to be presenting this at the Lancaster Home Show on Saturday! If you’re going to First Friday tonight, stop by booth #39 and say hello! It’s free admission on all day. Look forward to seeing you there! For all the details: http://www.lancasterhomeshow.com/    
How I Met My Husband

How I Met My Husband

You never know where your going to meet your husband. Maybe it will be in high school, maybe in college, or maybe while waiting in line to see Santa Clause!
One Song Can Bring Back 1000 Memories

One Song Can Bring Back 1000 Memories

It's a scientific fact - Nothing touches the core of your being like music. It has a direct link to your emotions and can soothe the soul. It's also a time machine. Just hearing a few notes of a song can transport you back to your childhood, your wedding day, or any other era of...
Turn Your Clutter into a Collection

Turn Your Clutter into a Collection

What’s the difference between clutter and a collection? Well, a collection is certainly more deliberate, it’s more meaningful to the owner – whether for its aesthetics or sentimental value – and it is usually more intentional. But, one of the biggest distinctions between the two is the way in which it’s displayed. I spend a...
Graduation Time-Machine

Graduation Time-Machine

Let Family Graduation Photos Decorate the Party   It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year since my oldest graduated high school! What a milestone! Graduation is just one of those universal rites of passage. A moment in time when you teeter on the thresh-hold between what was and what will be. We’ve all stood there, ready...
What’s the most cherished item in your closet?

What’s the most cherished item in your closet?

This is the question custom couture closet designer, Clos-ette, asks leading stylemakers and creatives each month. Their answers are not the high-end fashion pieces you might expect. Rather, it’s the clothes that hold special memories, tie them to family, or trace back to early interests and roots that are cherished most. As Shirin Guild puts...
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