a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week. Did you grab May’s FREE cleaning and organizing calendar?


  • If time isn’t plentiful and you need quick tips to organize your nightstand, then check out this post with four quick tips from Clean Mama
  • I love the use of an organizer in a nightstand drawer in order to keep some of those odds and ends contained. This one is the ideal use of the small space in the typical nightstand. Via Arianna Belle
  • Nightstands can easily become cluttered with all sorts of odds and ends. I especially love how this post incorporates your nightly beauty routine supplies as well as other essentials. Via I Heart Organizing

Something to Eat:

Something to Make:

  • Fancy up your curb appeal with out spending a ton of money. This series from On Sutton Place provides some great inspiration now that spring is finally here! Via On Sutton Place

Something for the Kids:

  • Water play in the warm summer months is always a big hit with little ones. Check out these fun ideas for water and sensory play without having to invest in a big water table from Pickle Bums


  • If your house is anything like mine, you have random pieces from games, puzzles and toys floating around. I love the idea of having a designated container for all those missing parts to reside in until they find their home. Via That’s What Che Said