Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer GIVEAWAY

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! It’s that one day out of the year we really want to make the moms in our life feel extra special – a time to honor them, pamper them, thank them, and bless them.

So I’ve gotten together with a fantastic group of bloggers in the hopes of blessing TWO moms this Mother’s Day. We’re thrilled to be giving away TWO KitchenAid stand mixers. This seems to be one of those items that moms would love to have but hesitate to buy, so let us do the splurging for you!

Mother's Day Giveaway - Win a KitchenAid Stand Mixer - 2 Winners

I was handed down one of these mixers a few years ago and it has been a valuable tool to have in my own kitchen. I use it for everything from cookie dough and meringue pies to homemade bread and marshmallows.

To enter the giveaway, just fill out the Rafflecopter form below.

And I’d love to hear about you – how many children do you have and what’s the first thing you would make with this mixer if you win the giveaway?

a Rafflecopter giveaway
This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. Selected winners will have 48 hours to respond to email notification to claim their prizes or another winner will be drawn. Colors and models of prizes may vary from pictures. Giveaway ends May 7th, 2016 at 11:59pm EST.

Yes. It was that bad.

I don’t always enjoy cleaning but I LOVE how amazing it feels to have a clutter-free room! Look at the difference some purging and organizing can make:


Also, curtains in a bag at the bottom of a closet are clutter. Curtains on the window are not. Our curtains were clutter for 4 months. So glad we fixed that!


And one of my favorite things about decluttering is that less stuff = more usable space. Like in this kitchen cabinet:


Next on my declutter list is the rest of my kitchen, and I’m going to Instagram it LIVE on Thursday! Join me, okay? We can help motivate each-other! Let’s just hope I don’t have any more cabinets filled with egg cartons 😉

And don’t forget to get my book – it’s only $2.99 until the end of the month!


My Dresser & The Kitchen Summary:

  • Spent 3 hours decluttering (I’m halfway done in the kitchen).
  • Filled 0 trash bags for donation.
  • Filled 1 trash bag with trash.
  • Filled 1 bag with egg cartons to give to a friend who actually owns chickens.


  • Time spent cleaning, decluttering & organizing: 29.5 hours
  • Bags for donation: 14
  • Bags of trash: 8
  • Plus 1 huge Christmas tree.


Davonne’s Live Declutter

You're invited to see my mess as I declutter LIVE on my blog! The good, bad, and embarrassingly messy are all shared to help inspire you to organize your own home!

I’m so excited to offer a huge peek into my house as I live-blog about my full home declutter project this winter!

What you can expect to see in this series:

  • Before & After Photos. Because who doesn’t love to be inspired by a transformed room?!
  • Time & Stuff Breakdowns. I’m adding up the hours spent decluttering & the number of bags I get rid of.
  • Realness.While I’d really prefer for everyone to think I have a perfect house, this world needs honesty, not perfection. So I’m opening my home and inviting you into my mess!
  • Updates! Regardless of whether I meet – or miss – my goals, I plan to post updates about this project each week.
  • Motivation. I hope this series will inspire, encourage, and motivate you to organize your own home!
  • A vlog to two! That is, if I get brave enough to talk to a camera 🙂


What you shouldn’t expect from this series:

  • A magic formula. Cleaning isn’t always fun! There’s no magic wand. No fairy godmother. Just old-fashioned hard work.
  • How-to articles. This series is more for inspiration than anything else. I very specifically cover the how-to part of decluttering in my eBook, Chaos to Clutter-Free, so make sure to read that if you need help with knowing how to declutter your home.

Pretty simple, right? And now that you know what to expect, you can go here to see all of my live declutter posts, or you can click on any of the titles below:

Preparing our Hearts for Decluttering:

Part 1: The most important thing to remember in 2015 (hint: it isn’t organization)


Part 2: Why I’m decluttering my entire house again (plus info about the secret Get Organized Facebook group!)

Declutter Projects I’ve Finished:

Day 1: Getting a head start on the school & toy room


Days 2-5: Preparing my home for a full declutter project

Days 6-8: My house is READY!!! (Part 2 of preparing my home for a declutter project)

Day 9: Kids’ room & living room

Days 10 & 11: When decluttering feels too hard (and master bedroom update)

Days 12 & 13: Yes. It was that bad (Master bedroom & kitchen)


Days 14 & 15: What you didn’t know about cleaning (with kitchen update)

Days 16 & 17: Top 10 ways to make cleaning more fun (plus the school/toy room reveal!)

Day 18: Why I’m okay about not meeting my January goals (storage closet, bathroom, and basement update)


Day 19: Why I stopped waiting for perfect (Nathan’s spare closet is done!)

Day 20: FINAL PROJECT – The Laundry Room (I’ll update this day with a link after I declutter it)!


Are you excited to get started? I know I am! And if you’d like to see details about a completed home-declutter project, then make sure to check out this article about how I decluttered my entire house in six days last year!



The Kitchen Table Success!

I have another success story to share with you! Valerie solved her messy table and baker’s rack dilemmas!

Here’s how she did it:


“Hi!  I’ve been able to tackle my first project.

“I accomplished this task over about a week to ten days. First I put up the big stuff, like the Bath and Body works bag. Then I went thru the old newspaper ads and junk mail and tossed them. I have a basket in my room for my current documents so I put those up where they belong as well.  I cut out my coupons one night while watching TV. Candy bags were placed in my kitchen cabinets.”


“For my bakers rack, I started in small sections. I went thru the small paper items on the left side and put them in their homes. If they were coupons, they went in my wallet, I put important documents in my basket in my bedroom, and some items were old and just needed to be tossed.  I put the charging cords in my room with my other ones.

“My vitamins are still a work in progress, trying to find them a home where I can remember to take them.  I had some “work” papers also on here, but I also have a section in my room that I keep them, so I went thru them, tossed out what I truly no longer needed and put the rest in their home.

“I allow my sunglasses, planner and tablet to remain on the bakers rack, but nothing else. I’m trying not to add a basket to house any items at this time, but I’ll use that as an option if I cannot stay on track of putting items in their official homes  immediately.

‘Thank you for your suggestions and help!” – Valerie

Your table and baker’s rack look fantastic Valerie! Awesome job – your $5.00 gift card is on its way!

PS See more details about Valerie’s mess here and go here to find out how you can get FREE advice about your own space.