fullsizerenderDomestic life can be messy (both literally and figuratively!). But, if we are willing to look for it, there is a beauty that can be found in the practical little things that make a house a home.

Welcome to Practical Little Things. I’m Brie, and I am truly passionate about helping people discover practical ways to feel organized, get more done faster, and enjoy a luxurious home life all while looking and feeling like they simply rolled out of bed that beautiful.

But, let’s be honest, it isn’t always going to happen. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a lot of money or a lot of people helping you, there just isn’t enough time in the day to cross off every last thing on our to do lists. In our fast-paced society, things are bound to pile up for even the most organized of folks. I want to talk about that, too. We can’t do it all, all the time, so let’s cut ourselves some slack!

Six years ago, I moved into a house with my would-be husband and three other dudes. A couple of wedding rings, one spunky Boxer mix, and a sweet-spirited toddler later we’re working little by little to turn this former bachelor pad into a charming family home; one that doesn’t have jello stains on the garage ceiling (don’t ask) and haphazardly patched holes in the wall from the giant piece of plywood that once hung as a dartboard backing.

A former teacher and school librarian, I recently made the major decision to leave a job I loved to make caring for our daughter and running this work-in-progress home of ours a full-time profession. Navigating a newer role as a wife and mother while keeping a household afloat and still having an identity outside of it all can be quite a challenge. It’s something I hear time and time again from the many incredible and hard-working people in my circle, and it’s one of the biggest reasons I started this blog.

When I’m not having tea parties with my tiny two-year-old colleague and her furry sidekick, Daisy the wonder dog, you might find me curled up with a good book and a hot cup of something or other. Or, I might be strapped to a pair of skis on top of a mountain someplace alongside that super-fun guy I married. More than likely, though, I’ll be organizing my pantry for the hundredth time this year after bringing home yet another decorative pillow, much to the chagrin of my patient husband.

Here at Practical Little Things you can follow my personal journey to beautify and simplify as I share all my inspirations for lifestyle, home decor, organization, and more. I hope you enjoy yourself and discover some “practical little things” to help make your own life ever sweeter.

In the words of my late and great Grandmother:

Ciao, babe!


P.S. Let’s get to know each other! Drop me a line.