It's been too long, friends!
As an Event Planner, Summer means loooong days at the office- which means zero projects at home.
Down time is much needed, people!
I've been in "Maintenance Phase" since my last post, and here's where I'm at:
Garden is doing OK. The Mammoth Sunflowers are... well, Mammoth.
The Corn is thinking it can...
The tomatoes are green and growing.
The Peas are delicious.
RIP zucchini, pumpkins and onions.
I read a blog recently where someone used these little mossy rocks in a beautiful Spring display.
Since Western Washington never knows which season we are in anyway, I wanted some too:
Can you believe they are from *ahem* the Dollar Tree?
In my pretend life, I live inside "Real Simple" Magazine and I read this tip in there...
Keep your cleaning supplies where you need them, not all in one place.
And it works.
Clorox wipes on the bathroom counter to swipe away toothpaste and Hubbin's shaving messes? Nice!
Spray & Wash hiding behind the bottles of perfume on the dresser to just spray on the soiled article and right into the hamper? Oh yes!
The little pouches of Pledge Multi-Surface wipes? In the side table in the living room, kept in the glovebox, etc- DUH!
Usually, I like to use chemical free cleansers, but I temporarily chucked that for a little sanity and staying-on-top- of things while crazy busy at work. Besides, ain't nothin' cleanin' my tile like some Soft Scrub. Word!
That little trick has helped me- hope it might be helpful to you too- since keeping house is such a dirty job, afterall.
My next big project I want to tackle is our bedroom. It's never gotten much love- and it needs it!
Anyone else out there always neglecting the bedroom?
It's the place where we start and end our day- shouldn't we ensure it makes us feel good?!
We have a small room with a big ol' king bed- so I need to get creative with how we make it both functional and heavenly...
I think the most comfortable bed I've slept in was at the Edgewater in Seattle. While I don't love the fish/ plaid look of the rooms for my home, I do think I will start by making the bed as comfortable and welcoming as that bed was and work from there. Big, fluffy yet full pillows, high thread count sheets, and that perfect down alternative bedding which keeps you warm in Winter but cool in Summer? Sounds like a plan!
And, one more thing- the original purpose of the blog... to document our journey of becoming home-owners? We're getting closer by the moment! More on that soon.