On this Martin Luther King day, let’s remember
I haven’t told you that we have a new addition to the family. Meet Farrah…3 months old and full-on crazy! I know she looks sweet in this photo, but it’s just a ploy meant to lull you to let your guard down.
Part of the problem is that she thinks, well truthfully, she knows, that she is smarter than we are. In any event, if you wonder what my days look like lately, it is fair to say that 75% of the time I am in puppy-mode.
It may come as a surprise to you that, despite Farrah’s best efforts, I actually did get a little decluttering and organizing done in the kitchen this past week. I published this post where I shared some of the Kitchen Organization Tips that work for me.
If you need a little decluttering motivation, check out this comment made by one of our readers, Kate. Can we all agree that we hope Kate enjoyed a well-deserved, peaceful, solitary bubble bath? Maybe with a good book and a glass of wine!
This is truly inspiring! I am a mom of 5 and I always feel overwhelmed and clutter-overtaken! It’s like swimming in a house full of stuff! Not just kids stuff but my husbands clutter, my own clutter. I usually try to take a declutter if day of just my own things every 6 months. The kids stuff is harder seeing that we have a 12, 8, 6, and 3 year old twins. So if I don’t have to buy something and the younger ones can use it I save it. But I went through things after reading this and I mean how many pairs of jeans will my 6 year old need from his older brother… not 15 pairs, I went through everything between what I gave for the twin and my middle son and got rid of 5 totes full of clothes. I currently have 2 totes in the twins closet and 4 totes for my middle son vs (what felt like) 50. Thank you so much! Off to tackle the kitchen and basement next! Thank you again for your guidance! It helps this Mama out!
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Because we can close the kitchen off from the rest of the house (and therefore close Farrah off from the rest of the house), I am spending a lot of time in that room. I made several gallons of chicken stock over the weekend and I will can it today or tomorrow and then start on the beef stock. This post on canning stock will work for any meat or bone broth.
If you are looking for a Knitting Project, consider the Diagonal Basketweave Blanket. Amy used Lion Brand Wool Ease to knit the blanket for her lucky husband.
Make your own Art. Here are some tips for lighting for Indoor Floral Photography
I’ve purchased several brands from the store, but I still think my Jalapeno Pimento Cheese is the best.
A healthy, hearty, winter-ish Fig and Butternut Squash Salad.
I am off to continue to do some decluttering while
the beast Farrah sleeps. Wish me luck!
Be the light and be the love, my dear friends.
Many hugs to you,