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It’s time to say goodbye to TLA.  My business and other site is where you can find me in the future.  All Totally Lauren Amber posts will be archived on the Kenzie Mac site and mixed in with past posts however not all of the links will continue to work.  If you want to save some of the information, images or resources please pin them soon so you will be sure to have them when you need them.

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Thanks for many years of fun at TLA.  Talk to you soon.


Organizing Medicine

linen closet medicine close up

How do you organize your medicine? I keep our household medicine and first aid supplies in the linen closet.  It’s a simple system with drawers and containers from the Container Store. The medicine is divided into categories…Children, Cold & Allergy, First Aid, Dog and a general medicine for all the odds and ends that don’t…

Organized Linen Closet

Linen Closet Organized

Across from the photo wall in the hallway is the linen closet.  Like all spaces in the house I understand the importance of keeping it organized so that it functions properly. The closet stays fairly organized.  The bottom two shelves are full of kids art supplies and craft projects so those shelves can get a…

Update on the House TO DO List

The list of “things” to do for the house is getting shorter and shorter…until I think of more projects and it gets a little longer. wink wink  This is the current list.  To see the old list click here, here and here. House to Do List by Room: Master Install Door Touch up Paint Touch up Bseboards…

This house has CHANGED – Before and After Images

entry wall front door view

I was looking through photos on my computer while working on another post and was reminded just how much the house has changed since I became the owner.  It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun to make this house a home.  I’ve learned so much from all of the DIY projects…

Paint Colors Around the House


In response to a few frequent questions I’ve decided to put all of the information regarding the paint colors in my home in one place. Main color in the house (family, living, dining, kitchen, halls, entry, office) – Silver Sage by Restoration Hardware *color matched at Sherwin Williams and all paint is Sherwin Williams Ceilings –…

Little Laundry Room Update

laundry white cabinets

The laundry room was one of the first rooms that I finished in my house.  It received a little upgrade in the cabinet department.  When I used chalk paint on the kitchen cabinetsI decided to paint the laundry room cabinets too. The laundry room went from this… To this… With white cabinets it’s finally finished….

I LOVE Chalk Paint

desk and family room above shot

Chalk Paint isn’t anything new but every time I use it I love it more and more.  Is there anything you can’t paint with it?!?! Yesterday I shared a simple shelf project that made a big difference.  I also painted the desk in the family room. The kitchen cabinets were my first chalk paint project…

Upgrading the Shelves to White

shelves chalk paint white after

A little Chalk Paint goes a long way!  After I finished painting my kitchen cabinets with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint the shelves to the left of the kitchen looked a little drab.    I used leftover paint from the kitchen cabinets and had a new look  for no $ in less than 30 minutes.  It…

Family Room Reveal

family fireplace

The fireplace, library nook and newly painted desk are all part of the complete family room. Today I get to share the whole room with you.  The photo wall above the board and batten is still the same but the couch is in a new spot so the wall makes more of a statement. The…