Slogan stolen from Tim Gunn of Project Runway.
As I mentioned, my new kitchen is not ideal. One frustration was a lack of places to store my pots and pans. I had a cabinet over the wall oven where I could stack pots and pans, but getting out the one I needed was a . . . → Read More: Make It Work!
…and I didn’t expect it to be.
I knew I was looking at the house with a bit of rose colored glasses before closing, but once we started upacking things we made a few realizations.
Like the kitchen was designed by someone who DEFINITELY didn’t cook. Or at least didn’t cook well. A glass-top . . . → Read More: My New House Is Not Perfect
Closing complete, we have a new house!
One of my favorite movies is Under The Tuscan Sun. Buying my new old house, I have remembered one of my favorite lines:
“The trick to overcoming buyer’s remorse is to have a plan. Pick one room and make it yours. Go slowly through the house. . . . → Read More: From House To Home Step One
That’s right, 33 contractor bags of garbage have gone out to the curb during our moving so far. More to come. 4 rooms nearly complete, and that’s including the attic and basement, the two worst areas of the house for cluttery crap. Way to go, us!
Of course, this begs the question why the . . . → Read More: 33 bags and counting
4 truckloads. That’s what the mover estimated it would take to move when she came through our house.
nothing like having someone else with experience tell you objectively how much crap you own.
The ruthlessness is not going as well as I’d hoped, because there is simply not enough time to be . . . → Read More: 4 Truckloads (moving tips for pack rats)
Change. We all do it, we all live with it every day. Sometimes it’s subtle, sometimes it reaches out and whomps you on the face.
My husband and I were driving, and decided to go a different way than I normally would have. And I passed it. A very pretty colonial farmhouse with a . . . → Read More: I’m Movin’ Out!
Recently at work I had the opportunity to take the Meyers-Briggs MBTI test. This test is born from Carl Jung’s psychological analysis, and measures what he considered to be four key parts of a person’s behavior. My personality type is INFP, or Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving. While most of that makes a lot of . . . → Read More: Born Disorganized
This title brought to you by the half a bag of fritos that I plowed down this afternoon. Usually I put a bit into a bowl and bring them up to my computer, to limit my intake. Not today. *Sigh*.
I mean to write more blog posts. I come up with some wonderful ideas, . . . → Read More: All That And A Bag Of Chips I Shouldn’t Have Eaten
Life took me away from cleaning for a bit in order to prepare for the first in-person sales from our craft business. After a few days of rest and recuperation, I dove back into the craft room cleanup project. And I’m happy to say that it’s as done as it’s going to get for . . . → Read More: The End of a Big Job
When you’re decluttering a massive pile of stuff, you can come across things given to you by people no longer with you. Things bequeathed, given, or just things that can evoke a memory. . . . → Read More: Nostalgia Paralysis