Orr Family Museum

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Jul 28, 2014

Fun fact about me that you might not know…I come from a family of organized antique collectors that has a museum in North Branch Michigan.  The Museum is called The Orr Family Museum.  It’s a treasure in time, full of neat collections from my grandfather, my uncles, my great grandparents, and wonderful people from my mother’s hometown (she is an Orr).  I stopped in on my latest trip to Michigan and it really helped me make sense of where I am in my life.  I guess treasure hunting and repurposing antiques with my grandpa and my mom has gotten me to where I am today, a professional junker!

Orr Family Museum North Branch Michigan

The museum was donated to the village of North Branch by my family so it could be open to the public and enjoyed on a more regular basis.  My cousins help maintain it along with village volunteers.  I hope it has a long legacy but with a town as tiny as North Branch it can be a wonder. The Orr’s owned (and still own) a beautiful hardware store in North Branch so the museum is full of items that they sold/traded/stumbled upon throughout the years.  This post is more of a visual story so just take it all in… Continue Reading »

Hot or Not?! Week 4

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Jul 27, 2014

It’s the final week of this summer’s Hot or Not?! series and my sister Ashlie and I hope we were able to heat it up enough for you! Since I started blogging 5 years ago I’ve been collaborating with her and it’s been so much fun.  She is more of a blog reader than I am so she is always coming up with inspiration for blog parties, series, and events from the blogosphere.  How many of you have been around since our Sister Sister Sunday series? It’s hard to believe we were able to put together a party like that each week! It’s fun to see how this blog has changed and evolved.

Hot or Not Collage, Blog Giveaway

It’s sad that this is the last week but also exciting because it means we are going to announce the winner of the HOT giveaway next Sunday! You can enter by commenting on this post and by being connected on Facebook and Instagram for additional chances to enter (we’ll be having some pop-up opportunities later this week).

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More Recent Posts

Highlights From My Michigan Trip

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Jul 25, 2014

TGIF my friends! It’s hard to believe another week has already flown by, before we know it the holidays will be here! It was great to see so many of you at our Mountain View estate sale yesterday!  You have all become my California family and I am so thankful for that! Speaking of family, … Read More

Darling Mountain View Home Estate Sale, Thursday 7/24 & Friday 7/25

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Jul 23, 2014

685 Bush Street Mountain View, CA 94041 Thursday July 24th 10am-3pm Friday July 25th 9am-2pm   Kuzak’s Closet will be holding a fun Estate Sale in Mountain View this Thursday and Friday! The house is filled with darling dishware, vintage furniture and unique art! Available items include: a variety of antique chairs and sofas, dolls and doll accessories, wall art, … Read More

Behind the Estate: Betty

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Jul 22, 2014

It is often we find great character’s behind the estate sales Kuzak’s Closet gets to work on. Full of documented history, this week’s Mountain View sale gives us insight into Betty, a gal who grew up on a Iowa farm and had a love for the creative from oil painting to photography.

Hot or Not?! Week 3

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Jul 20, 2014

Can you believe we are in week 3 of Hot or NOT?! The summer series continues with more great product reviews, including some that are ideal for the sunny season. Our Kuzak’s Closet intern Jordan is also chiming in this post with an item for all you music lovers. Don’t forget we have a HOT … Read More

Summer Travel Organization: Babies

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Jul 18, 2014

Some of the best summer vacations involve spending much needed time with family. But getting you and your loved ones their can sometimes get a little hectic, especially if you are a new mom. For the last installment of the Summer Travel Organization series, Kuzak’s Closet and blogger Mira Torres from The Beauty Bohemian, talk … Read More

Recent Organizing Projects

2014 Best In Silicon Valley Blog

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Jun 22, 2014

Its official, Kuzak’s Closet has been voted “Best Blog in Silicon Valley” for a third year in a row, as well as proven to be the who’s who of social media with its Facebook and Twitter page!

Organized Laundry Room with Before and Afters

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May 27, 2014

There is something so refreshing about a clean and organized laundry room. I love it when all of the household cleaning products are physically and visually accessible.  Today I am sharing before and afters from a recent laundry room transformation.  For this project it was all about making things visible and clutter free so that … Read More

Recent Estate Sales

Kuzak’s Closet is Hiring!

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Jul 7, 2014

I am proud to announce that Kuzak’s Closet has 2 career openings to fill! We are currently on the hunt for an Estate Sale Associate and an Organizing Consultant.   Below are the job descriptions, if you are interested please email your resume to our HR director Sutzi McGovern at careers (at) kuzakscloset (dot) com.  … Read More

Americana

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Jul 4, 2014

Along with American flags and American apple pie, classic American cars are a big highlight of Fourth Of July celebrations. Therefore when Kuzak’s Closet recently acquired the honor of reviving some timeless American beauties, the team was so excited to have a vintage fleet of their own that is truly nostalgic of American life.

Recipes

Mocha Almond Crunch & Movie Night Giveaway

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Apr 14, 2014

My friends over at Orville Redenbacher’s are guest posting for me today with a great recipe and giveaway! I’m back from a few days in Maui and this post comes at the perfect time!  We are going to be rockin and rollin this week with lots of estate and organizing projects and I’m gonna need … Read More

Honey Ginger Lemonade

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Apr 11, 2014

I hope you have enjoyed my spring cocktail series this week! I didn’t think it would be fair for me to be on vacation without you so I treated you to simple spring cocktails each and every day! Today’s spring cocktail requires a few very simple ingredients and one more “rare” ingredient, patience!  To achieve … Read More

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