Did you ever have a peek at the pages of an interior design magazine and thought “Wow! This looks soooo organized!”… although that space was not organized at all… it was simply STAGED. So today, let’s dismantle some of the biggest misconceptions about home organization, shall we? By exposing myths and facts about home organization, we’ll soon realise that it’s really so much simpler and doable than we thought.

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For years, I’ve been under the feeling that having a “fashion designer’s eye” is a rare gift that some women have… which obviously I had NOT been born with. I also thought that putting together a fashionable or eye-catching outfit for some special occasions was a skill some women probably receive from birth. Don’t they?

Then, wandering the streets of Paris this summer, surrounded by outstanding Parisian style outfits, I kept asking myself the same question: could it be possible to just have a simple recipe to create a no-fail stylish outfit?

Last weeks on the blog, we already discussed two fashion strategies: the Uniform and the Capsule Wardrobe. Today, I’d like to take you in my quest for great outfits and personal style with a third strategy called The Focal Point.

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In my previous post I told you how one trip to Paris made me realize how simple strategies can help us, Moms, feel fabulous and stylish all year long… instead of feeling “blah” most days of our busy life as a mom.

Need to check that out again? Read more about Strategy #1 – the Uniform

So this week I’m super excited to tell you all about the second strategy for great fashion and personal style, which is: the Capsule Wardrobe.

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Isn’t summer the best season ever when it comes to fashion? As a lot of French women do, I do confess a slight fixation to summer cotton dresses 🙂 What about you, Girls? What do you have in mind when thinking about summer fashion for moms?

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Hi everyone,

As I write this it is a bright and sunny day here in Dublin and I feel sooooo energized by this beautiful Spring Season. But now that my kids spend more time outdoors, the toys everywhere is their room and in my living room can not escape my attention anymore.

So with that in mind, I started browsing Pinterest and I was drawn to smart and unexpected ideas to organize toys and games. Take a look with me!

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My passion is to help you get a happier life with an organized home, an organized family, and some time-management tips.  Answering these 2 questions below will help me give YOU better content 😍

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Today, let’s talk about How to Declutter.

First of all, let me tell you that you’ll find a zillion different methods to declutter on the web and in self-help books about home organization. Each different decluttering method will have an exotic name or acronym, such as C.P.R (Categorize, Purge and Re-arrange) from Debbie Lillard, or S.T.O.P. (Sort, Toss, Organize and Put away) from Cynthia Ewer.

And this was even before the era of the Organizing Queen of All, our dear Marie Kondo, with her world-famous book, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, and her KonMari Method. Lately, the trend revolves more about The Minimalist Game, featured by theminimalists.com, in which decluttering is gamified and shared on social media using the #minsfame hashtag.

Aren’t you feeling lost already? I certainly am.

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This post is the introductory post of my series about decluttering and Tidying up your space.

Reading a decluttering how-to always makes me feel kind of light-headed. Why should we declutter anyway?
What and how to declutter exactly? And how on earth am I supposed to find the time to declutter, when even taking a shower AND putting some make-up on seem the biggest achievement of my week?

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To help you transition to a smoother everyday life, I decided to launch a new concept of Organization Kit.

I have a whole bunch of different kinds and you can now find them in OhContraireBoutique on Etsy.com!

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When I think about my vacation, I definitely don’t want to think about organization at all!!! But what if one or two tips and tricks could change your whole experience this summer?

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