The top drawer in our bathroom cabinet was stuffed to the gills with make-up, perfumes, lotions, and jewelry, about 90% of which I haven’t used since 1999.Read More: Nineties lips
So the snow storm came last night, but didn’t treat us too badly here in our little corner of New Jersey. I’d say we didn’t get any more than 10 inches. And I didn’t hear much in the way of wind, either. Whew. You know how I feel about wind. Still, even though we were […]Read More: Last night it snowed. Today it yarned.
With Neil spending a lot of this summer home on sick leave, we’ve been congregating in the family room more than usual. It’s made us want to tackle small projects to make the space more inviting. I dug up this photo from 2011, but really, this is what the room has looked like most days. […]Read More: Family Room Makeover
I’ve mentioned here before that my so-called “studio” is actually my dining room table. And I’ve also shown you how it can go from clean and lovely to total disaster area in a relatively short time span. Despite all appearances to the contrary, I do actually prefer for my dining room to be neat and […]Read More: The cabinet of doom
I’ve been staring at this mess for a few months now, periodically shoving aside enough things to make a work space, but never actually putting anything away. The only thing that stresses me out more than looking at that mess is the thought of cleaning it up. Which is why it stays there, and I […]Read More: It’s time.
For some people, the process of keeping house is a joy – it makes them feel especially good to maintain a clean and comfortable nest for their families. Oh, how I wish I were like that! Don’t get me wrong, I do feel good when I manage to be all domestic, make a nice supper, […]Read More: I wish I loved to clean
I don’t know about you, but I have a tendency to concentrate my cleaning efforts on the most public places of the house – the living room, the kitchen, any of the places that I can’t really hide, if somebody drops by. When I have the time and inclination to clean, I always start with […]Read More: Project: Simplify, week three
This week our mission was paper clutter. Oh, man, do I have my fair share of that! There’s the kitchen table, which attracts mail and school papers. There’s my desk, which has been host to a growing pile of who-knows-what for something like three years. There’s a corner of my kitchen that I have set […]Read More: Project: Simplify week two
I’ve decided to play along with Tsh at Simple Mom, and join Project: Simplify. I’ve had decluttering on my to-do list for some time, but there’s always some reason not to do it, and always an easy way to talk myself out of it. Tsh provided just the push I needed – she’s made it […]Read More: Project: Simplify week one
So I had this great idea to start a “Work-in-Progress Weekends” feature, which would feature glimpses into the projects I was currently working on, and would invite you to share in kind. But before I knew it, it was already Monday and I hadn’t made a fancy little blog button to represent the series. And […]Read More: WIP Weekends?