Organize Your Home Today This morning it took me a full hour to do my dishes. Just to give you idea, I had to do the dishes in stages: fill dishwasher, wash Tupperware from the fridge, pots and pans and then everything else. I am really done doing dishes until...lunch. =) As I finished up the dishes, I know the best way to tackle dishes is after each meal, but it is so hard sometimes to keep up. … [Read more...] about Ideas for a House of Order: Tidy and Functional
Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins Nothing is so beautiful as Spring – When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush; Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing; The glassy peartree leaves and blooms, they brush The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush With richness; … [Read more...] about Planning for Spring
My beautiful mother, Maureen. My Home I think I was eleven years old. I was out in my family's garage one day, and I saw a beautiful framed photo of a white baby seal. It may sound weird, but it really was a gorgeous white photo and it had a nice thick, black matte and frame. It was a large print (20X24) and I started to imagine how it would look in our home. I came into the house … [Read more...] about What is Your Definition of Home?
Mood Board for the Basement When we bought our home two years ago, I knew I wasn't going to be able to re-do everything right away. Of course, the kitchen and bathrooms will eventually get a complete makeover, but for now they work for our family and are aesthetically pleasing. Meanwhile, I can't stand my basement anymore, and I LOVE the challenge of completely transforming a space on a … [Read more...] about The Basement Makeover Plan
Follow my blog with Bloglovin Our gracious hostess and talented instructor, Rachelle, demonstrated for us. Yesterday was a really cloudy and overcast day. It certainly did not feel like spring. Thankfully I was able to play with flowers and hang with lovely ladies. I am excited to share what I learned with you. This is my bouquet after I … [Read more...] about A Ray of Color on a Gloomy Day: Flower Arranging
Last night we had a snow storm complete with thunder and lighting. I slept through most of it and woke up to the white again. I am not mad about the snow being back actually. I like the clean blanket that hides the ugly muddy mess underneath. I also love when the snow is here because I don't feel guilty about settling into my home with my children and my books. Summers fill me with guilt because I … [Read more...] about Signs of a Homebody