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Julee

My kiddos headed back to school last week, and I know it won’t be long before they start coming home with all sorts of papers, projects and pictures. Last year, I struggled quite a bit with deciding what to keep and where to keep it. This year, I’m starting with a plan. My plan is intentionally simple. I […]

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Did you guys know we’ve got a whole new category on MPMK this year? It’s called Photography & Memory Keeping and we’re stuffing it with tips busy parents can use to take great photos AND get those shots off our tech and into our lives. Here’s Julee with our latest summer-themed post… We just returned from […]

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Now that summer break is here, I’ve started thinking about how I will keep our kids active and engaged without resorting to video games and television. At the top of my list is outside, unstructured play. Our yard was one of the top reasons we chose our new house. We have lots of space, a […]

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Ever since we moved into our new home, I’ve had an ‘outdoors in’ approach to decorating. We love our backyard and enjoy the large windows that seem to bring nature into every room. This spring, I started really playing up this aspect by adding more and more houseplants to our formal living room. Easy to care […]

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A dress-up closet is such a great creativity tool for kids.  Unfortunately, not many of us have the space to create one in our homes.   Today Julee is sharing her tips for maximizing your kids’ closet space to create a hybrid dress-up/regular clothes closet and I’m totally smitten with the results. We just removed […]

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Interested in setting up a fabulous reading nook in your home? Julee’s here today with a bunch of super useful tips for doing so – as well as a list of her favorite reading chairs for a range of budgets. I have to tell you, I’m totally in love with this post and, coincidentally, we […]

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We’re once again tackling organization today as part of our month long quest to eat better, parent better, organize better and just generally live better this year. I’m really quite smitten with this lovely little DIY project – the only problem is I couldn’t decide where it fit better, in Project Organize Your ENTIRE Life or […]

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Julee is back today with a seasonal addition to The Forever Home Project.  I love her easy-to-do ideas and I’m seriously thinking about picking up one of those bay leaf garlands – so gorgeous (see the Etsy link in the post). Without further ado, here she is… I’m so excited to spend the holiday season […]

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I had to laugh when Julee emailed to say this was the topic she wanted to tackle for her next contribution to The Forever Home Project. Why? Because we’ve been experiencing the same dilemma of having to start from scratch in our new dining room, seeing as how it’s the first (and likely only) dining […]

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I’m so happy to share with you guys that we’ve added another fabulous contributor to our team.  Like me, Julee has recently moved into what she considers to be her “forever home” and, like me, she’ll be sharing her journey here on MPMK. This project, afterall, is all about the different ways people go about […]

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