Category Archives: homemaking

around my home

I think it’s looking pretty Christmas-y around here. But this morning, during breakfast, Andrew admitted that he wished it was even Christmas-ier. I aim for this look every year. Green and white. Clean and simple. And this year I have … Continue reading

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my turn

Yesterday it was my turn with the stomach bug. That really is the worst way to be sick. I must say I prefer a nice, cozy cold to a stomach bug any day. I had a fever and spent the … Continue reading

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calendars

I saw this idea in my January Martha Stewart magazine. I opened to this page, looked at the calendar for a minute, stood up and went to the computer to order some happy tape. Sometimes you just gotta act. ;) … Continue reading

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in with the new

then: now: then: now: then: now: Late last night I was hanging pictures and adjusting quilts. Trying to figure out where this and that will go. So, as of 8:15 this morning, this is what we got. There is still … Continue reading

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floors

I often measure how together I feel by the status of my floors. If I’m walking around on dirty floors, hopping over toys to get to the ringing phone, in a ridiculous game of hopscotch, then I’ve probably said to … Continue reading

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pasta making: check

I did it! Last night I made pasta! I have to admit, I’ve tried it before. I tried it last fall with pumpkin filled raviolis and it was a complete flop. The filling oozed out of the little pockets and … Continue reading

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new diggs

For the past month or so I have been feeling really frustrated with our apartment. It just felt perpetually messy and I was feeling perpetually resentful about living in a messy home. I wanted to make some big changes. I … Continue reading

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Little Changes

I have made several little changes that have made a good impact. 1. I put a small basket in my kitchen and one in my bathroom for kitchen and bathroom laundry. This has made it easier for me to: get … Continue reading

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what berries?

There is a part in Barbara Kingsolver’s book, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle where she is making mozzarella cheese and a delivery man comes to her door. She is embarrassed to be caught making her own cheese. She understands that cheese making … Continue reading

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fulfillment

It took me a while to figure out what kind of stay-at-home I was going to be. I’m not really the playgroup type. Playgroups sort of terrify me. I’m too cheap for music class and art class and swimming lessons, … Continue reading

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