Friday, October 30, 2009

Four Days to a Cleaner House: Day Two


Friday Night - Bathrooms and other such scum.

Happily, dear baby decided to nap this evening and I was able to complete day two. Tonight I attacked the bathrooms... sorted through the huge pile of reading materials in each, scrubbed the toilets and sinks, and even whipped up a new bottle of "Merlin's Magic" from Karen Logan's book Clean House Clean Planet to use for scrubbing the showers and floors. Now the whole house smells like tea tree oil and Dr. Bronner's Peppermint liquid castile soap. mmmm mmm!

Knitting up a Storm... or at least a drizzle

This latest knitting project was inspired by the "log cabin knitting" of the Mason-Dixon ladies. This will hopefully turn into a cozy little welcome blanket for a baby boy who will be joining our little circle of friends in March. Knowing his mommy, he will definitely be man enough to sport violet in his baby blanket! I love that this is a connect the pieces as you knit type of style, but the loose ends on the back are going to be a terror when I am finished... it will be difficult to not just pull out my scissors and snip them off!

Four Days to a Cleaner House: Day One


Thursday Night - Tidy and Toss
Thursday's goal was to sort through all the mail that has been collecting on the counter tops, on the piano, on the coffee table, in my purse, and in various other locations. I mainly wanted to make as big an impact in as short a time as possible, so I walked around with a paper bag to toss the recycling in and another for shredding. It is amazing how quickly this stuff accumulates - especially when sweet baby's daycare sends home a sheet or two of "how was my day" on top of all the regular mail and paper we get constantly.

I really thought this would be a fairly quick and easy process until sweet baby herself wanted to eat and be talked to, so she ended up being carried from pile to pile with me.

Then, I discovered the best way ever to inspire yourself to vacuum the whole house... let a couple of muddy dogs inside without wiping their paws. Janeway and Dax barrelled into the house and did their normal "run around" to check everything out and left a trail of footprints through every room of the house. Oops. Luckily our vacuum is awesome so you can barely tell it even happened.

So, tidy and toss turned into tidy, feed, toss, talk, carry, and vacuum. All in all a good day one I think :)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Baby Booties

Here are the granny square slippers my sister-in-law was sweet enough to share.

Add here is my sweet little sleeping model... note have not made a second bootie...
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