Well, hello there friends! I hope you are coming off a great weekend.
Despite the chilly-ish weather in our area, I spent way too much time stripping the stain off of part of our wooden deck. If you never heed anything I ever write, do heed this…THINK LONG AND HARD AND EXHAUST EVERY OTHER OPTION BEFORE YOU UNDERTAKE STRIPPING STAIN FROM A DECK!
I'm not sure if I'm suffering from allergies or the beginning of a cold (probably just from stripping the deck!), but I hope to head it off by drinking more Ginger Lemon Tea.
Putting a visit to this restaurant on my ‘places to eat when in NYC this summer'. (hopefully the deck will be done by then)
Look up more often (except when you are stripping your deck)
For my bookish friends…a site that's all about books and book reviews!
Are you a journaler? I do love a pretty journal.
If you are a Facebook user…how to make your information more secure on that platform.
Maybe if I plan out all my container gardens, squeeze my eyes shut and click my heels 3 times, Winter will take a hint and let Spring in.
I'm usually a die hard library patron, but the wait list for this book was just too long, so I had to order it. It's coming tomorrow!
Need some last minute baking ideas for your Easter meal? (I won't be baking, I'll still be stripping the deck)
This quote by Jean Houston:
“The world needs the sense that we are all in it TOGETHER!”
Kris had some great suggestions for when you are decluttering your kitchen:
Decluttering areas like kitchens where missing parts MIGHT turn up, I keep an extra box for ‘trash unless the rest appears’ so I don’t have to go digging through everything else if the rest of the whatever surfaces.Depending on what you’re dealing with, going through that box can be a good job for kids, too.
Every once in a while we pull out all of our Tupperware-type containers from where they live and someone (usually the 13 year old) matches everything up and pulls out anything damaged. The good stuff goes back, the rejects are reviewed to make sure there’s nothing leaving we actually do need a new one of (very small containers are so useful but so prone to damage or missing lids) to add to the shopping list or that is perfect for a new job elsewhere (we have one ~1 cup lidless container per car as an on-the-go dog bowl, works just fine and not the end of the world if something happens to it) and the rest gets disposed of. Less frequently before stuff gets put back we review to make sure we don’t have an excess of one size or another, which happens when you get stuff as sets.
Extras that are in good shape either get put to be donated, or if it’s close to a major food holiday, set aside specially for sending people home with leftovers in something they don’t need to return.
Stacey had some additional Lifehack ideas that I know I can surely put to use:
Thank you so much for the simple plug information! I just don’t like all of that excess cord that comes along with lamps that are on the counter. I make cord covers but then it looks like a little blanket laying on the counter!! Too much of a good thing. ?
I love to read life hacks because there’s always something good to learn. One thing I do that isn’t new but I didn’t think of it for years….there are certain things that we eat all the time….for example, my husband eats Wheat Chex almost every single morning. Don’t laugh but when it’s on sale at Christmas for Chex Mix season, I buy 12-15 boxes of it. I do this with several other goodies that we always keep here too. Why not? To me it’s like a beat the grocery store game. Of course it the food is not able to be kept for a long time I don’t stock up but otherwise it makes me happy to grab the bargain.
My other life hack, if you could call it that…with 15 minutes and a moist towel or rag in my hand I can do some serious tidying up in my house. I go around with that moist rag and wipe down doors, knobs, and other surfaces. In a short time I feel like something has really been accomplished. ?
There you have it my friends! I hope you have a fantastic day and an ever better week. You know what I'll be doing. ?