CLEAN: a look at what exactly defines clean and tidy.

I was thinking about what is considered “clean” this weekend, while attempting to tidy up a bit before having friends over for dinner. “Clean” seems to vary depending on who is doing the cleaning and what the occasion is. Cleaning the stove for me means wiping off all the gunk and maybe pulling out theContinue reading “CLEAN: a look at what exactly defines clean and tidy.”

Love Thursday: The Things We Keep

Yesterday I took away all of my son’s toys. All of them. At some point during the course of the day I hit the point of no return – watching the way he abused his belongings had irked me one too many times; putting his toys away for him either because he wouldn’t or becauseContinue reading “Love Thursday: The Things We Keep”

Simple Woman’s Daybook: May 4th

Outside My Window: It’s been nice and cool and cloudy. The heat wave seems to be over and I’m content as I can still get by with my summer-ish wardrobe and maybe a light sweater. We’ve had a bit of rain but nothing remarkable. I am hearing: Curious George on tv – we’re headed toContinue reading “Simple Woman’s Daybook: May 4th”

Monday Morning: Oh The Laziness Of Me

Welcome to the August 18th edition of Monday Morning by the formidable Karen of Write From Karen. You can expect to learn the fascinating secret revelations to such scintillating topics as: procrastination and me, a match made in heaven? ; just how clean is clean jen’s home ; unbelievable mad lib fun ; and justContinue reading “Monday Morning: Oh The Laziness Of Me”

The Anti-Robbers – They’re Out There

So, you know in the movies when a house has been robbed, the owners or cops enter the home and find furniture flipped over, drawers pulled out – basically, chaos everywhere? Well this morning I woke up, and for a moment, thought our apartment had been robbed – but that the robbers, feeling their jobContinue reading “The Anti-Robbers – They’re Out There”

Tackle it Tuesday: De-Cluttering the Chaos

So I don’t think I’ve ever done a Tackle it Tuesday for the simple reason that I sadly don’t seem to tackle very much – at least not much worth blogging about. But there has been this little issue that has been driving me a little insane for oh say 2 years now. My son,Continue reading “Tackle it Tuesday: De-Cluttering the Chaos”

When Cleaning Sprees Go Crazy

What is it about visits from in-laws that send normally sane women into cleaning frenzies? Last minute frantic scrubbing in the bathroom to eliminate any sign that someone may have recently used the bathroom. Vacuuming the kitchen of any recent crumbs – going above and beyond the every day call of duty so that nobodyContinue reading “When Cleaning Sprees Go Crazy”

oMop, Oh You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me! a.k.a. Hi!

When I was in college, you know all those three years ago, I hated that whole “first week” pattern of teachers lecturing about what they would lecture about – I always found myself thinking, “Stop telling me what you are GOING to teach me, and start teaching!” So I won’t make that mistake here, dearContinue reading “oMop, Oh You’ve Got To Be Kidding Me! a.k.a. Hi!”