I’m excited to announce that I’m now writing for the popular home decorating and organization website, Home Made Simple! Maybe you’re familiar with their TV show on TLC? While it’s a bit more craft-y than I normally get, I’m having fun coming up with fresh ideas for simple home projects.

Please note, however, that these are edited articles. And when I say “edited,” I mean, “barely recognizable from the original content.” I would NEVER condone using clothespins as curtain clips <shudder>, nor am I a big fan of crafty stamps. Other than that, there are some interesting tips here.

Decorating with Burlap

Photo via You Could Make That.

Photo via You Could Make That.

Have you noticed all of the burlap featured in home décor products lately? The trend is mammoth and perfect for many different decorating styles—it fits right in with everything from rustic design to traditional and modern décor. If you’d like to weave this natural element into your own home décor, you couldn’t find a more forgiving fabric to work with. Blemishes and spots appear to be a natural part of the look, and if you don’t sew, you can let the edges fray away! Here are 10 Ways to Decorate with Burlap.

How to Organize Makeup


Use inexpensive vintage tin molds to hold smaller cosmetics.

There are a plethora of products on the market tailor-made for makeup storage. In fact, if you troll the aisles of organizational products, a virtual wonderland of Lucite awaits you. Tray towers and tool kits a-go-go! While these handy-dandy cosmetics containers are indeed functional, they don’t tend to be very attractive. If you yearn for makeup storage solutions to keep all those jams and jellies neat and tidy in a more stylish fashion, here are 10 Tips for Organizing Your Makeup Drawer.