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Ann Marie // formerly whbsblog  live simply & enjoy the ordinary family of 7 declutter with us: #40bagsin40days suburban IL πŸ‘»: annmaheas πŸ“¬ [email protected]


Each Lent I do a challenge called #40bagsin40days. Why? To give our home a reset. So our messes are happy messes. Evidence of a day of play. Our 5 kids can pick up easily, they know where things go. We've edited our home to our favorites, things we use often and don't have to spend much time managing our stuff. We're spending it with each other and those we love. πŸ’•#whbs40in40 #whbsgrayhouse Want to join me? Link is in my profile.

Why do I do #40bagsin40days? So I feel free, my stuff doesn't own me. Life doesn't have a filter, messes happen (see 2nd pic 😜). We simplified, things have a spot, and they're easy to find because we only keep things we use or enjoy. The #40bagsin40days decluttering challenge helped our family in many ways, I'd love to help yours. Join us, we start Wednesday. And we'll be cheering you on!! πŸ’• #my40bags #whbs40in40 .
#declutter #decluttering #minimalism #minimalist #organization #organizing #40bags40days #40bagsin40days2017 #simplicity #simplify #simplifyyourlife

Windows are open, I'm relaxing with a cup of coffee, and all three kids are taking a nap. β˜•οΈπŸ˜ŒπŸ’• sure, I could get up and do all the things. But I'm not going to. 😁

Watching frozen and being lazy. πŸ™ŒπŸΌβ„οΈβ›„οΈWe have a 4 day weekend, warm weather coming, and I am STOKED!! In the meantime, this sun we've been having is πŸ‘ŒπŸΌπŸ˜Ž #whbsgrayhouse Any long time followers notice any changes in here??

Finally bought an instant pot and opened it right there on the stoop. #notashamed πŸ˜‚ Now to figure out what to make!! πŸ€”Any ideas? I'm so excited!! #whbsgrayhouse #whitehouseblackshutters #turquoisedoor

A week ago, my grandpa passed away. This past weekend we said our goodbyes. πŸ’• He always bragged on his kids and grandkids, in today's post I'm bragging on him and what he taught me.

Heart shaped pasta 😍 If you're local, come join me at the Naperville, IL @worldmarket today from 1-3pm. I'll be making cute "Things I Love About You" boards! If you're in the area, stop by and say hi! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ #worldmarkettribe

3 tips for the BEST Rice Krispie treats in my story right now. Plus how to make them "healthy" πŸ™ŒπŸΌπŸ˜‚ #cometomama

Be honest, do these peonies and roses look real? Cause they're not. 😜Today I'm sharing how to recreate this look with real-touch florals. I also made a 2nd vase with wispy, fresh-looking greenery. 🌿 Get my tips, plus a secret weapon, for creating realistic arrangements that will never die. πŸ™…πŸ½πŸ’€πŸŒ·#michaelsmakers #makeitwithmichaels

My style could best be described as "bright and simple, yet has a toddler" At 20 months, Kate's favorite things include dumping, food, dumping food, and climbing πŸ˜‚ #whbsgrayhouse

Playing with flowers today 😍 These roses and peonies are fake, but they look so real! #michaelsmakers

Washing dishes, changing diapers, driving kids, smiling at strangers, talking with random people. Our life is composed of a collection of small things, I'm striving to add more love. πŸ’• print by @pen_and_paint