Welcome! I’m Emily Morgan, a former public school teacher (of the band variety) on a *very* extended maternity leave. I live in Northern Virginia and teach clarinet lessons privately.

Before having kids, I fashioned myself as a very type-A, organized person. After enduring more than a year of sleep torture, moving into a fixer-upper, and not going back to the classroom, my life felt chaotic and messy. I created this blog in April 2017 in an effort to get things back on track. While documenting our path back to organization, we will share our stories about living a frugal suburban life, DIY renovations, and raising young children.

Thanks for stopping by!