Spring Cleaning and Organizing
By jamie March 30, 2015

spring feature

Here in New Jersey the weather seems like it might finally be taking a turn towards spring. My proof is these little beauties starting to bloom. And one little guy came out to say hello!  All these spring flowers and blue skies have me feeling like opening the windows and clearing out the old.  I could use a fresh start! >>>

Toss It Tuesday
By jamie March 24, 2015

extra buttons

Today is Tuesday which means it is the perfect day to toss something. May I suggest those tiny bags of buttons for clothing you no longer own. Who can use them? The local tailor or dry cleaner of course!

How to Organize a Cookbook Collection
By jamie March 23, 2015


Do you want to know how to Organize a Cookbook Collection? Spring is in the air and that means it is time for me to swap out my bread maker for my big salad bowl. I won’t make much bread over the next few months and I need the cabinet space for my big bowl. Small appliances and kitchen-ware are >>>

Ask Jamie
By jamie March 20, 2015

ask jamie

Ask Jamie! That one day of the week when you can ask me anything. Today’s question was submitted anonymously: Jamie, I put things down to get back to later. But later never comes and I have stuff all over my house- help!

How to Sort and Store Photos (pt. 7)
By jamie March 19, 2015


It’s Thursday which means it is time for yet another installment of How To Sort and Store Photos! Over the past few weeks I’ve been sorting paper photographs – if you missed any of the past editions you can catch up on all the fun here. This week I decided to work on securing the digital photos. These are the >>>

Toss It Tuesday Unidentified Food in the Fridge
By jamie March 17, 2015

unidentified foil wrapped food in the fridge

Today is the perfect day to do a clean sweep of the fridge. Do you have questionable leftovers? Fuzzy food? Outdated dressings and marinades? Keep a running list of things to replace as you toss the stuff you can no longer use. Unsure of what to keep and what to toss? Check out StillTasty.com for a searchable database of food >>>

Stop Pre approved Credit Cards
By jamie March 16, 2015

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Looking for a way to stop pre approved credit cards? Me too! Seriously I feel like I get at least one a week. I’ve already dealt with those blue Valpak envelopes and those store flyers. My accountant told me these pre approvals can have a negative impact on my credit score since the lending office is running my credit before >>>

Foodie Friday: Tacos Take 2
By jamie March 13, 2015


I love tacos. I love black beans. I love sweet potatoes. I love feta cheese. I love cumin sour cream. I love lime. I love garlic. I love red onions. Which makes this black bean and sweet potato taco the perfect meal for me! I gathered up my ingredients. I didn’t have smoky paprika so I used regular. And I >>>

How to Recycle Packing Peanuts
By jamie March 11, 2015


If you have ever wondered how to recycle packing peanuts, and let’s be honest, who hasn’t? Then today is your lucky day! On any regular day I don’t give a lot of thought to packing peanuts. However today was not any ordinary day. Today a package arrived in the mail. It was the handmade body lotion I ordered from Etsy. >>>

Toss It Tuesday: Take Out Menus
By jamie March 10, 2015

toss it tues menus

Today is Tuesday and what would Tuesday be without a toss? That’s right, it is time to toss something! Today I’m tossing all those extra take-out menus. Menus from places I no longer frequent Menus from places that are no longer in business Menus I don’t need because I saved the number and always order the same thing Menus for >>>