How incredibly cute are these baskets? Too bad they didn't have any pink ones left, but at least my daughter got a pink sponge and a pink topped spray bottle. Today has been crazy with end-of-school-goings-on, but I was determined to get something done, since every day this week will be equally crazy. I took a trip to the Dollar Tree, and … [Read more...]
Where Fine Washables Go to Die
See my nifty doo-lolly? It's a towel rack that is hung over a door. Absolutely perfect to dry fine washables. Hung in the absolutely perfect spot, on the inside of my laundry room door. I've had this thing since college, and it's held up so beautifully. So why the hint of sarcasm in my words? Because this is what it looked … [Read more...]
Tackling the Scary Room
You probably think I'm talking about the infamous Master Bedroom. No, this time it's the playroom. The room I pretend doesn't exist. I have purged it again and again, and it does stay farther away from total disaster now, but somehow, there's always more that can go. Last weekend I decided to open the cabinet that never gets opened. It was a … [Read more...]
Yes . . . It Really HAS Been That Long!
I have deprived my children of a major joy of childhood. Hiding under the bed. If they were to see a television show where kids hid under a bed, they would probably react like my husband did as a child when he saw women's shampoo commercials. His mother always went to the beauty shop to have her hair done. Like him, my kids would be … [Read more...]
Shoveling My Way Out
That's the rug. The same rug I cleared off last week for Tackle it Tuesday. It looked great until the moment when I was frantically looking for something a little more warm-weather-appropriate to pack for my daughter to wear when she went to spend the night with my SIL. Of course, I had waited until the last minute to pack, so much … [Read more...]
The Rug That Hates Me
Do you see it? Blocking the door? Laughing at me? That's my master bedroom door. See, I have this rug. It's a pretty rug, but I won't say it's a nice one, because it's the opposite of nice. It's mean. We were given this rug two years ago. I decided to put it in the master bedroom. There is a perfect space for it right in front of the … [Read more...]
An Organizational Solution That’s Actually Working!
If you're a regular reader, you know I'm scared of trying to organize for fear of failure. It doesn't do a lot of good to come up with a big and complicated plan if you aren't going to use it. So I'm learning to think "simple." A shoe shelf right by the door where everyone takes off their shoes anyway. Coat hooks in the exact spot where coats … [Read more...]
Painful Drawer Clean-out
Why painful, you ask? I cleaned out four, yes FOUR, kitchen drawers last night and today, and EVERY SINGLE one of them had tacks spilled in them. LOTS of tacks. Really? Is this some cruel joke I play on myself while sleepwalking? I have quite a few pictures I could show you. About 10 in fact. But I'm only going to show three since … [Read more...]
Ideas, Ideas, Ideas . . . Everywhere I Look!
Evidently, I'm not the only one who struggles with organization. I've been amazed at the huge number of "helpful" articles I've been seeing as we head toward the new year. It seems that shedding pounds and shedding clutter must be the two big New Year's Resolutions people have. Someone must have done the research because magazines and stores are … [Read more...]