Tag Archive for housekeeping

i like making cleaning products….I don’t like to use them regularly….because of the clutter. Viscous circle.

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I Bought a Book and a Mannequin

Hello friends! I’m currently smack in the middle of my less-than-Pinterest-worthy couch watching the last 2 runs of women’s luge. {i know nothing about luging but the olympics bring out the mediocre sports fan in me} While watching a sport I know nothing about I am actively planning our big trip to Disney World next week, which I am giddy…

on finally figuring myself out

Just over a month ago I had one of those rare light bulb moments that ends up being life-altering. I figured out that I am in fact an introvert. I’m assuming most people are fully aware if they are introverts or extroverts. My Soldier is a text book introvert. That man lives in his head. Outwardly, My Soldier and I…

inspiration and completion

It’s one of those days where I wish I was Type A. I look around the room and see project after project in various states of completion. In my head Type A people don’t struggle with this. That belief stems largely from my knowledge that Type A people can’t go to bed without finishing the dishes. I don’t think twice…

a wee little break

Happy Thanksgiving Week! Thanksgiving is one of my FAVORITE holidays. That’s likely because it surrounds food and fellowship which are in my top 10 most favorite things. This is my first year hosting. Just a small group of friends from church. I am really excited about it. I’m going to have to take a wee blogging break for the holiday.…

pattern storage

Huzzah! I finally have a home for my pattern collection. After weeks of trying to figure it out I had a light bulb moment one day last week. After lots of searching with the intent to purchase something to house my patterns I realized I already have a solution in house. {pretty sure nothing makes my soldier happier than more…

preparing to prepare

Hello little blog! My family left this weekend and we hit the ground running trying to get the house back in order. {not to mention the vast effort we’ve put into getting the army brats back in order} Yesterday I finally felt like we were back in the swing of things and then I realized that Thanksgiving is next week!…

on chores aka the best part of my helper’s life

We’ve reached that age. We have decided to implement some simple daily chores to instill some responsibility. For a 4 and a 3 year old it is probably loooong overdue. I’ve never loved the idea of a chore chart and gold stars. {don’t get me wrong, i love me some gold stars} It’s just not my organizational style and it…

wednesday wanderings

The Task edition! Not much wandering because I’ve been focused on tackling our dreaded closet of books. My Soldier was off yesterday {thanks army!} so we hunkered down during nap time and got 1/4 of the work done. ” Why so little?” you ask. Well my friend Christine pointed out in a comment on the last post that we should…

the task

My favorite definition of organization: the ability to find anything in your home in 5 minutes or less. Should be attainable. {and is a much more realistic goal for someone who thrives in organized chaos} So as I continue to move from room to room in our Army-issue home removing things that are cluttering it up, I always avoid 1…

on my fight to become a minimalist

Have I mentioned that I wish I was a minimalist? I probably have and will likely mention it again. In my constant effort to decorate our home I drool over photos or spend HOURS on Pinterest just looking at interiors. I’m always drawn to simpler styles of homes in England. The ones that are clean without being sterile. They are…