10 of my Favorite Organizing Products

I’ve worked as a Professional Organizer for almost 18 years & there are a few things that I simply could not live without. There are also some “commandments” that I try to bestow on my clients & it never ceases to amaze me when they tell me that they hear me in their head sometimes… “Laurie would want me to purge this or Laurie would tell me that I don’t need to buy another set of dishes, etc.” I love my job & I hope you love some of my suggestions! Label Maker Thou shalt not hand write on file folders or the sides of boxes! It makes my eye twitch when I open a file drawer & see handwritten file folders. Unless you have the handwriting of an Interior Designer PLEASE use a label maker! You can also use the Avery Label Stock & use your printer to get fancy with fonts … [Read more...]

Easy Printables: Thank You Card Templates

I love my machines (computers) and I love mail, BUT nothing beats receiving a handwritten letter, note or card. Most of them are easy to store and are great mementos. When I receive cards I like to write the date or just the year (in the case of birthday or Christmas cards). They are really lovely to look back on. Download Thank You Bells On Cards Because I like to design things, it is interesting to see each card with different illustration and typography styles. Download Thanks So Much Cards A cost effective and inexpensive way to show your appreciation to someone is to give them a card. These ‘Thank You’ card downloads give you the opportunity to do just that. These cards feature simple design, festive colors and are easy to make; just print, cut and fold along the middle … [Read more...]

Holiday Front Door Decorating

  During the holidays your home will most likely become a revolving door for friends and family. It is the season of connecting with loved ones and welcoming them into your home. Cocktail parties, dinners with loved ones and family gatherings will start to fill our calendars. Setting the tone with a beautiful and welcoming front door will keep the holiday spirit alive and offer a warm welcoming for your guests. Make a good first impression with a stylish front door.  Decorating your front door doesn't have to be a big to do. Here are 1o Inspiring Holiday Front Door decorations     Photo via TALK of the HOUSE Miles of Red Ribbon Decorating doesn't have to be brain surgery. Gather some classics like greenery and red ribbon and you have a classic … [Read more...]

Naughty and Nice Holiday Greetings

Holiday Greetings: It’s our favorite time of year when us snail mailers come out of hibernation because our greeting card season has begun! The holidays bring out the best creativity in cards and we just can’t get enough. It is so much fun to give and receive beautiful little works of art with some hilarious wittiness that can be so meaningful to each individual. It is a way you can give a personalized thoughtful gift without breaking the bank. I assure you all of these cards will leave a lasting mark! Who doesn't love Meryl Streep? When in doubt, give them this card and you will their hearts! I adore everything Good Juju Ink creates. With their beautiful illustrations and heartfelt with a flair of witty word, these cards will surely be saved and placed on display. The … [Read more...]

Why I Still Send Holiday Cards by Snail Mail – And You Should Too!

(Affiliate) Blissfully Domestic uses affiliate links in some of our content including this post. Holiday Cards: It’s that time of year again! Right after Thanksgiving, my kids and I feel the excitement of opening up our mailbox again! Who will we get a card from? How much have their kids grown? Who looks different? What exciting news will we hear?  Wow, one card more original than the other! We appreciate all of them so much that we even put them on display and look at them all the time. At the end of the season, we have a hard time bringing them down! With so much technology, this is the one tradition that I will not give up! My computer and phone are flooded with emails, texts and more all day long. The old-fashioned mailbox is often filled with junk mail and bills. But in … [Read more...]

How To Choose the Best Size Chandelier for your Dining Room.

Picking the right light fixture for your dining room, foyer or entry hall can be confusing and difficult.  Then, once you have figured out the right size, then you have to decide the perfect height.  There are universal rules for you to consider to make the process easier.   (PC: HGTV) Follow these easy tips to ensure your room is well lit and comfortable for your guests to enjoy. If you've just moved into a new home and haven't picked out dining room furniture, but want to start with a lighting fixture, simply add the length and width measurements of the room together. The number you get is the right size diameter a chandelier should be. For example, if your dining room is 12′ x 12′, a 24″ diameter chandelier would look great. But If you already have a table, it is … [Read more...]