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Missed a Spot

When my husband left for his regular out-of-town work week this morning, he told me “I’m sorry for the mess I left on the stove.” See, last night as he was fixing us ham...

Wordless Wednesday: It’s a LEGO Battlefield

What do you say? Should I just pull out the Dyson? {sigh} (ps: this is only 1/3 of the mess upstairs!) Share this post: Recommend on Facebook Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Print for...

“Green It Yourself” with Green Works and Carter Oosterhouse

Most people have heard of DIY (Do It Yourself), but have you ever heard of GIY? It stands for Green It Yourself, a collaboration between naturally derived cleaning products Green Works and...

The Family Junk Pile

Other families have them, right? A “ground zero” of junk – a shelf, corner, drawer, whathaveyou – where random odds and ends accumulate? We have several of these...

Power Drills and Antique China

A BBQ we had at our house on Memorial Day prompted – as per the usual – a thorough and frenzied cleaning spree.  The expectation of company always gives me new eyes (and...

Marks the Spot

I was 36 weeks pregnant and in the hospital’s prenatal ER, the doctors attempting a third medication to get my blood pressure down from 200-something over 100-something, when my...

Finding My Place Mid-Season

Many years ago I met a woman whom I decided had the most unimaginative life possible. She had a large family, and the last handful of her kids at home were all in school and old enough to...

How Housework Makes Me Feel

The title of this post may have you reciting all sorts of emotional adjectives:  exhausted, bitter, disgruntled.  And while there are certainly times when doing housework makes me feel a...

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