Archive for domesticity
Every now and then I post about the various tools I like to use to get organized. Then a few weeks go by, and I am usually posting about what a mess my house is. The truth is, the best organizational tools in the world won’t help you unless you use them. Sticking with the [...]continue reading "Better living through podcast listening"
I have not been managing my time well recently. For a while I had an excuse, but that’s all over now. For the past week, I’ve gotten to the end of the day wondering what, exactly, I have accomplished. I see many areas in the house that need my attention. For one thing, new arrivals [...]continue reading "My own personal vortex of time"
The littlest member of the family brought home a gift for us this week. If you recognize that very fine-toothed comb up there, you know of what I speak. I’ve always thought it was rather sweet how the boys end up sleeping together most nights, sharing blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals. And I have never [...]continue reading "Nit wits"
I admit it. I have, in the past, owned entirely too many kitchen gadgets. Sometimes I would buy them myself, often I would receive them as Christmas gifts. At one time or another I owned a rice cooker, hand blender, electric wok, food processor, blender, electric griddle, ice cream maker, sandwich pouch thingy, pizzelle maker, [...]continue reading "Kitchen tools and temptations"
I’ve had this post in the works for at least a week, but it has intimidated me to the point where I just keep setting it aside for later. I had it in my head that I would do a roundup of sorts, giving you the lowdown on these nifty little dishwashing pads, providing links, [...]continue reading "Eco-Tawashi"
Thank you Sarah (and everyone who seconded her suggestion yesterday) for mentioning Color Catchers. They did the trick! I washed the quilt twice, and each time got up a little more pink. There are still a few seams that have a tiny bit of dye in the stitches, but you really have to go looking [...]continue reading "I heart Color Catchers"
There’s just been so much juggling recently. It’s easy to let a few things fall to the floor. For the first time in at least twelve years, I dropped the ball on my First Day of Fall tradition. I didn’t make the pumpkin bread and pass it out to friends or teachers. I didn’t rotate [...]continue reading "Balls in the air, balls on the ground"
Welcome! Pour yourself a nice hot cup of coffee or tea, grab a slice of blueberry pound cake, and have a seat. This morning we’ll be chatting with Alicia Paulson of Posie Gets Cozy. This is the first in what I hope will be a weekly-ish series. We’ll sit down with some of my favorite [...]continue reading "Morning Coffee with Alicia Paulson"
As it turns out, I did pretty much none of the things I thought I might this weekend. No, my time was spent in three ways: setting up my new (used) Palm TX, prepping pre-orders for Polymer Clay Color Inspirations, so that I’ll be ready to turn them right around once the box arrives from [...]continue reading "It’s all about the bread, baby"
Somebody around here is turning 43 tomorrow, and it isn’t me. No, I’m the birthday boy’s incredibly young wife, who spent yesterday baking a chocolate cake from scratch, and a lemon icing to go with it. My usual birthday routine involves a cake mix and a tub of store-bought frosting, and while I’ve always liked [...]continue reading "The ants go marching"