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Making Room For Purple Days

Today is a purple day. What is a purple day? Life is really full right now. Teaching homeschool, caring for a baby, and a commitment to a less expensive lifestyle (more cooking from scratch, etc.) fill a lot of time, and Easter musical is upon us now, too. Some days are full from start to … Continue reading

Bouncing Back from Mistakes

Bouncing Back from Mistakes

My least favorite thing about myself? I’m not perfect… I make mistakes. And sometimes it’s hard to recover from those mistakes. Really hard. Even the insignificant ones seem to be a screaming statement about my self worth. Like the other day when I was trying to find the dust pan. What does it say about … Continue reading

But I Just Cleaned That!

I spent the entirety of nap time in the kitchen yesterday. I made two loaves of banana bread (which takes virtually the same amount of time as baking one), and washed the dishes and cleaned the counters while they baked. My feet hurt by the time I was done, but the sight of the clean … Continue reading

One Habit at a Time

One Habit at a Time

Confession time: making the bed is no longer on my to-do list. It used to be, but it isn’t any more. Why not? For the same reason brushing my teeth and going to the bathroom aren’t on my to-do list. They are habits. Besides focusing on one thing at a time on a day-to-day basis, … Continue reading

End Of Day Reflection

Another day has come and gone, and again I’m thinking I should have been able to get more done. The dishwasher is running, so I’ll put those away in the morning. Laundry is sorted, but I didn’t feel right about running the dishwasher and washing machine at the same time. Valid excuse to put laundry … Continue reading

New Hobby: the Garden

New Hobby: the Garden

Our new home has a small flower garden in the front yard, except currently it’s a weed garden. After spending a few hours yesterday uncovering weeds, roots, and a couple of ugly bugs, the garden reminds me of a few universal truths. I’m not an expert gardener, so I’ll just stick the the “universal” part … Continue reading

60 Days Notice – Keys!

Got a phone call from the new landlord, and we can pick up our keys on Wednesday. Two more days! We are so excited, but have quite a bit left to do. Here’s the plan: Pick up keys, buy shelving for basement, stock up on second-hand lamps. Move over a few essentials, and leave behind … Continue reading

On Balance

On Balance

We’ve established that keeping a clean home is hard work. So here’s a note on balance.   (image¬†source) If you find yourself, as I have, tempted to lock the kids in their room until the dishes are done (for example),¬†it may be time to re-assess priorities. Yes, a heavily cluttered and dirty home can cause … Continue reading

Dichotomy of Clean

Dichotomy of Clean

On my quest for clean, I talk to a lot of people about what a clean home is and how to go about getting one. Most people fall into one of four two mindsets when it comes to cleanliness: Getting/keeping my home clean is too hard. I work hard to keep my home clean. Cleaning … Continue reading