Total Home Organization: Deep Clean.

This post is sponsored by O’Cedar Microfiber Cleaning Tools. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Deep Clean is the first installment in my new series called Total Home Organization. I am definitely going to jump into the actual organization part but I felt like it would be beneficial to everyone involved if we first talked about my favorite cleaning products and why you need them in your home.

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The very first step to a well organized home is being clean. I will always believe that. I should have that hanging somewhere in my house honestly. I don’t know about you, but I have a really hard time functioning in a home that is dirty. It may have something to do with the fact that being a biology major, I know way more than the average person about germs. It is not a blessing people. Believe me when I say ignorance is bliss. Continue reading

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Defining Your Personal Decorating Style.

A week or two ago, I was at the store get things to decorate my little apartment when I stopped and realized I had no idea what my personal decorating style was and if it correlated to what my husband’s was (while he doesn’t like to spend hours at the craft store — rude, I know — he does have a small idea of how he would like our home decorated, and I would like us both to be happy). We are living in a tiny one bedroom apartment right now while we finish school, so we haven’t done too much decorating (especially since we aren’t allowed to put holes in the wall). I am hoping when we graduate and can get a little bit bigger apartment, we will be able to take the style we developed together and really put together a beautiful home. Continue reading

Jewelry Organization in Three Steps.

You most likely woke up this morning thinking — “oh wow I really hope that Blonde and Ambitious Blog does a post on organizing my jewelry because I am a hot mess and could really use some help”. Understandable. But because I like to grant wishes: I did, in fact, write a post about organizing your jewelry because I, like you, am often a hot mess. Probably more so.

So without further ado:

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Jewelry can often times be a serious pain to organize. Necklaces have this really cute tendency to tangle themselves up in drawers or in boxes. I love when they do that 🙂 Earrings get lost, and then you only end up with one half of a pair (lovely, I know) or you lose the backs and then you can’t wear them and it’s AWESOME and so much fun. Eventually you say, “screw it I didn’t even like jewelry” and forgo it completely. been there, done that… Continue reading

5 Favorite Target Finds.

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Well the truth had to come out at some point. I…..am in love with Target. It is physically impossible for me to walk into a Target and not spend every penny in my bank account. I can’t help it. That is part of the reason my fiancé and I are registered there for our wedding. It’s the store with it all, and more.

I prefer to shop at Target for everything (if you couldn’t already tell…) when I am back by my parents. It gets a little trickier here in Idaho because our Target is the size of my left pinky nail (Target if you are reading this….please build a bigger target in Idaho Falls, Idaho pretty pretty please). Luckily, online shopping exists and so do online wedding registries.

We all know Target sells some bomb stuff: clothing, home decor, makeup, shoes, school supplies. The options are literally endless. Today’s post is mainly going to be touching on some super awesome steals for your home that you can find at your neighborhood, wait for it…Target. Continue reading

Cleaning Playlist.

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Everyone knows you can’t clean your house/apartment/dorm room without the right music to go along with it. You know? It’s just, like, one of those things that goes without saying. I have put together a cleaning playlist that will have you dancing more than cleaning (which, I believe, is totally okay and healthy really. The more dance parties the better, in my opinion..)

This also doubles as a really great getting ready in the morning playlist, FYI.  Continue reading

How To Effectively Use A Planner.

I have a tendency to over-book myself if I do not immediately write down events and assignments. And this is where my lifesaving, handy dandy notebook comes in. But seriously. i. love. planners. they regularly allow me to keep my sanity and they are the only thing that keeps me from ripping out my hair on the daily. 

I keep my homework assignments, daily to-do lists and special events in there. It is color coded, because I am a visual human being, and without it I would be lost. If you haven’t considered using one, you are living life wrong (okay, you’re not wrong but you are missing out I swear). And in my personal opinion, cellphone/ipad/computer planners just don’t cut it. I like the feeling of paper planners and I like personalizing it to fit the way my mind and schedule work. Buying a new planner is absolutely one of my favorite parts of the year. Continue reading