May 19, 2018

My new manicure has been compromised.

My fingertips are burned and sore.

And I'm tired.

What have I been doing?  I'll give you three guesses.  Have I been...

a) teaching my preschoolers Fun With Bonfires and then rescuing the tiny tots from fiery skirmishes?

b) polishing my silver tea set for Meghan and Harry's wedding with an essential oil that the hippie mama from Arkansas assured me was all natural, but turned o...

January 19, 2018

Gentle Readers, you who have been with me as the flood waters of Hurricane Harvey filled my home, listened to my bemoaning of having to move out, and the Laundry Chronicles, GOOD NEWS!  We are home!

Sort of.

Home is not quite finished.  Which I did not quite realize until last Saturday morning when Luis & Co. of Three Men Movers schlepped my stuff from my rental home 2 blocks to my home-home and then collided with th...

December 19, 2017

It's Christmastime, and I'm not fooling around.

Ok, you guys.  Bustle insists that I blog about this.  Christmas is my all-time favorite holiday.  I love it the most, and the holiday season brings on a kind of strange mania in me, where I can't rest until all of my many and wondrous holiday tasks are complete. 

The only other time I get this kind of weird OCD is when I pack for a trip.  But I don't enj...

November 13, 2015

Ooh, I love room renovating - moving furniture, picking out paint, visiting a fabric store till you're on a first name basis with the good folks who work there.  And no one does it better than DIY Maven, Guest Blogger, and dear friend, Ann.

A couple of months ago, Ann mentioned that she was redoing her bedroom.  This was on top of completely changing the colors of her house.  Ann has always had this modern, dramatic...

May 31, 2015

It all started with an email from a friend.  We were comparing books, and she really liked Marie Kondo's The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.  Wha??  Is that even a real title of a real book?  Well, yes, yes, it is.  And I have read it.  And, thus, began my tidying.  I don't think I'm revealing any spoilers when I tell you that this book is about getting rid of stuff.  And initially I laughed at the little ceremo...

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