Happy Friday! I am glad it is the weekend already. The week after a break is always the hardest. The kids will be happy to get a little more sleep over the weekend. It has been a few weeks since I posted a Friday Favorites. As usual, I am sharing some ideas in home, style and family!

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Spring Decluttering Projects

We had a really nice spring break vacation. It was the kind of trip that I did not manage to take many pictures except for a few family pictures.


All vacations have to come to an end. When, I came back from our trip I had a strong urge to have a clean and decluttered house. It often happens after a trip that I realize how simply we can really live. Plus, I appreciate not having to constantly clean while on vacation.

So, this past weekend, I tackled several decluttering projects that have been on my list for awhile.

First, I cleaned out our basement shelves. While, this space will never be pretty and it is rarely seen by anyone, it definitely needed to be organized.

I was able to clear out all the stuff that was on the floor and get everything on a shelf. We love these shelving units for our basement and garage. These shelves are perfect for storing everything! Even though the area is still not pretty, it is much more organized. The floor was originally covered with boxes.

open shelves for basement storage

After the basement, I made a change with our Lego organization and guest room. Currently, we had a guest room that stored all of our Legos. This room has served as a craft room and then a Lego room and we loved having those things in there.

Best Lego Organization Ideas #storage #howto #diy

But, the kids are getting older and now I wanted to have the guest room a more relaxing and toy free space. Once I get the guest room set up, I will share some pictures with you.

So we took all of the Legos to our finished basement. I still need to put the shelves up in the basement. But, we already love this change. I sold a few things on Facebook to make room for all the Legos.

Lego Organization Idea for the basement

We still have a big decluttering project that we are going to work on this week, our garage! It is a big project and I am not sure we will finish it all. I will share our progress over on Instagram. 

Small Front Porch Decor

This last weekend, I also spent time refreshing our front porch. I had a little side table that I gave a fresh coat of spray paint to. This side table was only $5 a few years ago and with a fresh coat of paint, it is still going strong.

small front porch spray paint table

Then, I gathered up items I already had around our house. I brought back the Lemon Doormat that I had out several years ago.

Small Front Porch Decor Ideas

Since it is too early in the season to buy live flowers, I incorporated faux greenery. The weather is getting so nice here and I love to sit out on our front porch.


If you have a small front porch, I rounded up several front porch chair options to consider.

Homemade Father’s Day Gift Idea

There are so many holiday coming up soon including Mother’s Day, Memorial Day and Father’s Day. This week, I shared a cute DIY Father’s Day gift idea. While I know Mother’s Day is coming up first, I like to get ideas out to you early in case you like to plan ahead.

Fathers Day Rootbeer Gift Idea for Dad

I’ve shared several homemade Father’s Day gift ideas including this Candy Tackle Box and a Car Wash Gift Basket.

DIY Homemade Father's Day Gift Ideas

Of course, we can not forget about Mother’s Day which is coming up sooner. I have a some Mother’s Day gift ideas here.

Friday Wrap Up

I am ready for the weekend to begin even if it means a few house projects or two. We have been having S’mores by the fire lately, so I hope we can do some of that as well. We are loving our Solo Stove (that I got my husband for his birthday last fall).

Anyway, I hope you have a great weekend!

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  1. notinjersey on April 16, 2021 at 8:17 am

    So great that you got to go away for spring break. I just realized that we have the same family make up – a girl and two boys!

    • Jaclyn on April 16, 2021 at 9:21 am

      I didn’t think of that either! We actually do not know many families with oldest girl and two younger boys.

  2. Holly Breton @ Pink Lady on April 16, 2021 at 8:23 am

    Love the family pic- you all look GREAT! Hope it was a relaxing vaca for you. Your front porch came out perfect too 🙂

    • Bri @ My Life As... on April 16, 2021 at 8:43 am

      I love that porch decor! I have that little table! You’ve inspired me to paint it!

      • Jaclyn on April 16, 2021 at 9:23 am

        Oh I hope you do paint your table and be sure to share it! Such an easy way to save money and bring new life to something old.

    • Jaclyn on April 16, 2021 at 9:22 am

      It was a really relaxing trip–except for the long drive:) Have a great weekend!

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