Monday, November 29, 2010


 Why would you pick this as your holiday card? It would kinda fit in with my organizing biz but not really.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

TGIF! on Saturday: Chris Cornell - Say Hello 2 Heaven Live @ MSN

Seize the Day

 I decorate a tree for my boyfriends' place since I am over there often. I put it up on Thanksgiving. He hates it when I decorate too early but you need to take advantage of the available time you have. I decorated 3 little trees and it took me 7-8 hours. December is hectic- I just want to get through it with less stress. Brendan sent me a text yesterday saying that he loved his tree.
Vintage bulbs similar to the ones on Brendans' tree that I found for $1 at the thrift store.

Paint by Numbers Wrapping Paper



 I love how J Crew incorporates home decor with fashion. They say that if you want to paint your walls but don't know what color, go to your closet and see what color you wear most.

Love the brown boots with burgundy and slate.


 I love America's Test Kitchen. Love their recipes and product reviews. I decided to make cookies and used recipes from ATK. Sugar cookies, raspberry streusel bars, and chocolate chip oatmeal cookies.

I also made lemon bars but they didn't seem to hold up so well- very wet. I still took them to Thanksgiving because they were the most time consuming and tasted good.

Saturday, November 20, 2010


No, I didn't finish rewriting my website but I did spend 5 hours making a new ipod song list and I raked the leaves. Both are very rewarding.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Waist Purse

I use a waist pack for my cleaning gigs. I keep my phone and keys on me at all times- i also hang rags on the strap. This is cute but it might be too baggy. Kinies on etsy- $38


Photos from Apartment Therapy

TGIF!: Kids / Pokerface

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

 I scheduled a donation pick-up for Friday. I want to downsize before I suffocate myself with holiday decor. I am filled with inspirational words since I have been trying to rewrite my website- lightness, freedom, clarity, relief, joy, clean, simple, focus, order, purpose, simplify. How can I not be motivated?
Heidi Lenders' streamlined kitchen- this could be you. Donate.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Dragging My Feet

I have been working on rebuilding my website for a while. Spent all day Thursday and Sunday gathering info and ideas for the rewrite. I am happy that I am giving it my best but I need to give it a deadline. Saturday.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Shop Your Own Closet

 I hang outfit options for the week on the wall by my closet. I check the weather forcast and go from there

 I took the door off my closet- best idea ever!

I might wear this combo today- sorry the pics are so dark, I took them early this am.

 30 for 30 Challenge. 30 articles of clothing worn for 30 days- tights and accessories not included! Mix and Match- work with what you got.
Follow Design for Mankind through her journey- looking good!

TGIF!: Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss (Video)


Repurposed Play Kitchen

 Take a 70's entertainment unit and...

 turn it into a play kitchen!!

Check out how to make:

Friday, November 5, 2010

Holiday Decorating

I usually decorate for Christmas way too early and then can't wait for it to be over. So this year I'm going to chill a bit. I do love the reindeer collection- may have to thrift some new old goodies tomorrow!!!!


It's Been A Long Week

My work week has been packed and I may have to work tomorrow for free. Too tired to be pissed.

TGIF!: Sunny - Ella Fitzgerald & Tom Jones (Live 1970) http://ellafitzgeraldfan...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

What Was Me

 This used to be me: 2 Starbucks per day- now 1 every month and a half. Those shoes aren't for bike riding nor the jacket. If the purse doesn't have a long strap I won't use it- no more carrying. I heard a quote from Francis McDormand about 5 years ago that changed my view of fashion. She said, "Everyone should walk or ride a bike to work- you'd be amazed at how fashion would change."

Gift for You

 Last night Brendan and I were laughing about how unexciting my gifts to him are. They are usually useful or homemade- not a laptop. I did see this on Apartment Therapy and knew he would love this- subway, New York, map, curvy woman.