If I had a studio, I would call this a studio tour, but it’s really just a second-hand desk, a dining room cabinet, and the story of how getting organized with a few new-to-me pieces has changed the way I work.Read More: Better Making Through Hand-me-Downs
TWiP: Vera Flowers
I have been kind of obsessed with improving the Polka Dot Cottage shopping experience this week. I’ve also made a few new things, continued my quest to get some storage space back, and had some experiences with nature.Read More: TWiP: Vera Flowers
TWiP: The end of Elements and Earrings
It’s been a long month, LOL! Maybe two projects was too many, but I’m glad I did them. I’m ready to be done, and to be free to work on whatever I feel like working on (including nothing, if that’s how I feel)!Read More: TWiP: The end of Elements and Earrings
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
Last night it snowed. Today it yarned.
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.
Family Room Makeover
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
The cabinet of doom
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.
I wish I loved to clean
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
Project: Simplify, week three
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