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Tuesday, January 20

How To Clean Your Room FAST!

Here is the definitive guide on how to clean your room fast!

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Your mother-in-law just called.

She is going to be pulling up the driveway in five minutes.

Your living room is a disaster.

What do you do?

We all know that cleaning and organizing is one of our main priorities as homemakers. But we also know sometimes we let it get away from us. Somehow our extended family seems to sense it because that is when they usually show up unannounced. Amiright ladies

I have written plenty of posts on home organization tips, but I think this might be the most important one I have written to date because I am going to show you how to clean your living room (or any one room in your home) in five minutes.

Seriously.

How To Clean Your Room Fast!

Step one:

  • Find a large empty box, plastic tub, or laundry basket. 
  • Fill it with everything in the room that doesn’t belong there. Don’t bother to put things back where they belong, you don’t have time for that kind of nonsense right now.

Step two:

  • Hide the basket somewhere. 
  • I suggest the garage, closet, or under the bed.

Step three:

  • Fluff pillows and wipe down surfaces with a damp paper towel. 
  • If time, sweep and/or Swiffer the floor.

That’s it!

Obviously this cleaning method should only be used in emergencies. You will still need to go back and put all the things in the box or basket back where they belong after your guest has left. But when you are pressed for time, this method of how to clean your room fast is the best way to get the job done!

WARNING: This method doesn’t work in the kitchen due to the presence of dirty dishes. In this situation you should fill your dishwasher with the dirty dishes (don’t rinse!) and if there are pots and pans, hide them in the sink. Then cover them with a few dish towels. Your other option is to hide the pots and pans in the oven. Continue with step three. 

If you liked this post but want to learn how to actually clean your home, here is my three part series on How To Clean Your House:

Monday, January 19

How To Dress Classically During The Winter

Want to look cute and still be warm during these cold winter months? Here are a few ideas on how to dress classically during the winter.

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I have been getting a lot of requests on how to dress classically in winter. The problem is, I am a southern California girl. The high today is 72 degrees and I am wearing a pair of capris and a sweater! This doesn’t really translate to the rest of the world.

To be perfectly honest with you, I loathe the cold. My husband is taking the boys snowboarding because I refuse to go to with them. I literally have nothing to wear and don’t really love stomping around in the snow. 

So even though winter clothing is decidedly not my forte, I thought I would attempt to put together a few winter outfits that rely heavily on layering. Not sure how practical they are, but for those of you in the freezing Midwest, you might get a good chuckle out of what this Cali-girl thinks is appropriate for winter clothing. 

Classic Winter Outfit #1

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Grow The Ropes Sweater 

Start with a pretty sweater. 

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Tissue Turtleneck Tee 

Next, layer with a long sleeved shirt. 

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Wrap Up The Warmth Cardigan 

If you really want to up the warmth factor, throw on a cozy cardigan.

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Bugle Joy Skirt 

Add a simple skirt in a gorgeous shade of wine.

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Sprinkle of Style Tights 

Once you add tights the skirt is much more practical for winter.

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Delano-Magenta Heels 

Slide on a sturdy pair of heels and then throw a large, long jacket over the whole thing. 

This outfit is perfect for when you are not going outside for long lengths of time and want to look classically gorgeous.

Classic Winter Outfit #2

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Give It Your Best Guest Dress 

Who says you can’t wear a summer cotton dress in winter? All you need to do is layer, layer, layer!

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Tissue Turtleneck Tee 

This turtleneck long sleeved tee shirt instantly creates layers and warmth.

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The Dream of the Crop Cardigan 

Throw on this cropped cardigan for a pop of color.

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Vintage Rhinestone Flower Brooch 

Embellish with a vintage pin. 

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Candy Cottages Tights 

Don’t forget to wear tights! They are key to keeping a classic look in winter. And they are just as warm as jeans, if not warmer!

Alpine by Miss L. Fire

These fuzzy boots by Miss L. Fire are every vintage gal’s dream winter shoe. 

Classic Winter Outfit #3

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Biographical Book Club Dress 

I adore the woodland print on this simple housedress.

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Vintage Cotton Long Sleeve Tee

Once again, layer with a long sleeved tee shirt. 

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Daydreamer Weaver Cardigan 

Then throw on a cardigan!

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Opaque Tights 

The ubiquitous tights……

Freebird Boots

and finally a sassy pair of boots! These are perfect when you actually have to trudge through snow because the streets haven’t been shoveled. 

Classic Winter Outfit #4

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Snow Leopard Faux Fur Peacoat 

Need to glam things up a bit? Try this leopard print peacoat. I think this would be perfect with a pair of elbow length leather gloves.

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Lattice Stay Together Sweater 

Under the jacket you can wear this pale pink sweater. 

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Ribboned Wool Wide-Legs 

Then add a wide leg pair of pants.

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Highbrow Suede Skimmers

End with a pair of lovely flats. Need more warmth? You could always add a pair of tights!

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Wedding Belles Bon Shopper 

I couldn’t resist adding this purse to the outfit because it ties together the whole ensemble. 

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Friday, January 16

Mama Needs A New Pair Of Shoes Giveaway!

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Seriously, how amazing are these Strawberry Fox heels by Born Bad Betty?

Adorable, right? 

Ok, so full honesty, I had never heard of Born Bad Betty before they contacted me and wanted to know if I would like a pair of their shoes to promote on my blog. Um, yes!

But I thought it would be more fun if they gave a pair of shoes away to one of my dear readers!

WHAAAAT? A pair of shoes giveaway! Sign me up!

You know how much I love my readers, and I also know how many of you will think these Born Bad Betty shoes are the cat’s pajamas. So be sure to enter the giveaway and hopefully you will win a brand new pair of shoes!

Born Bad Betty Giveaway

If you like these Born Bad Betty shoes as much as I do, be sure to SIGN UP for their newsletter, which includes discount codes and LIKE them on Facebook so you can stay up to date on their new styles, or sales!

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Look at the darling red ripe strawberry embellishment on these shoes! You know you want them

If you can’t wait to see if you won the contest and have to have these shoes right now, use the code: housewife10 for 10% off until January 23rd! 

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What about these glamorous faux leopard print shoes? Amazing, right? Adore the bright red trim and bow! I would wear these with a black fit and flair dress so all the focus was on these sassy heels.

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Speaking of sassy heels, these Va-Va-Vroom heels are to die for! Can you tell they were designed after being inspired by hot rods? And they sparkle! Also comes in black.

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For those of you who aren’t partial to heels, Born Bad Betty also makes two pairs of flats! Loved the combination of the polka dot trim and the tiny cherry charm dangling from the wee satin bow. 

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I wanted to point out that Born Bad Betty also sells fashion and accessories. Here is just a sampling of my favorite items. I think I need to bring back my collection of floral hair clips for my spring fashion. 

I hope you all enjoy this Born Bad Betty giveaway!

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