3 Things You Can Do NOW to Prepare for the Holidays

October 17, 2017

Ok, I know. It’s not even Halloween yet. I used to cringe seeing all of the holiday “stuff” in retail stores starting in October. But, I have come to realize that pre-planning for the holidays is a life saver. A few years ago, I made a pact with myself to start holiday planning earlier. And you know what? It worked. I was able to enjoy the season and I suffered less stress with these three simple pre-planning tips.

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Fall into Organization

September 13, 2017

The kids are back to school and that means we're back to our regularly scheduled routine. Now is the perfect time to organize your home (and your life!) for the Fall season. I always like to create a list of areas that I want to organize and tackle them one at a time. Below is a list that I am currently working through that may help you too!

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Summer’s Last Hurrah!

August 07, 2017

I don’t know about you, but this summer is flying by and I am in the middle of planning an end-of-summer BBQ for our family and friends.

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Be a Tourist in Your Own Town This Summer

July 13, 2017

Pack your bags! We’re staying home! There are several ways to enjoy summer by being a tourist in your own town and enjoying a staycation. Here are some ideas that I have discovered with my family and friends over the years that everyone enjoyed. Maybe you will too!

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The BEST Backyard Entertaining Ideas

June 07, 2017

With summer here, it is time to start planning your next outdoor gathering. And let’s face it, parties are just more fun when there is a theme! Here are five no-fail party ideas for your next backyard gathering. Enjoy!

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The She-Shed Trend is Here to Stay

May 11, 2017

And I am not complaining! These small house, lady havens are adorable and are ideal spots to unwind after the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Because let’s face it, who can relax in a hectic kitchen or a messy living room?

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Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Carol's delicious recipes!

May 04, 2017

Get Carol's yummy recipes for her favorite Mexican chicken casserole and fresh, crisp Margarita!

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It’s Earth Day Every Day at The Basket Lady!

April 05, 2017

 

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22nd. During this time, there are some people who ask, 'What can I do?' or 'Can I really make a difference?’ in our environment.

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Ring in Spring With this Easy-to-Follow Checklist

March 01, 2017

Spring Cleaning Tips from The Basket LadyMy mom, Carol and I agree that there’s no better way to welcome spring than with a fresh, clean and organized home! And whether you look forward to spring cleaning, or find it a bit overwhelming, you’ll want to use our Spring Cleaning Checklist to make it a breeze.

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How to Love Your Mudroom: Before and After

February 09, 2017

No matter the season, keeping your mudroom in order can be a daunting task. It’s the room where family members come and go (in a hurry, nonetheless) every single day. As you can see in this mudroom “before” photo, coats, shoes, bags, sports equipment and more are all over the place. Look familiar? 

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Get Every Room Organized This Year!

January 17, 2017

With the busy holiday season behind us, it is time to look ahead to 2017. If you are anything like me, I like to get organized in January! Here are some real-life inspirations to keep your pantry, laundry room, mudroom and bedrooms organized this year.

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Our Favorite Holiday Gift Basket Ideas

December 15, 2016

Top 8 Holiday Gift Basket Ideas

The Basket Lady LOVES an assemblage of related little treasures that, when combined, aren’t only a present – they’re an experience! Creating your own gift baskets this holiday season? Choose a style that complements the gift, and a size that accommodates all of the fillers.

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