All my life I have loved to read. I have read a lot – for: university, work, pleasure, and simply information. Sometimes, I become obsessed, and read for hours, trying to learn everything that I can on a particular subject. In fact, I am a “hoarder” of information. I have almost 400 books and dozens of boxes of files in the closet to prove it. Continue reading Thank you Nora Ephron
Some people have homes that are always ready for company – should anyone just drop in. I don’t. That’s because I am addicted to “clutter”. Continue reading Confessions of a Clutter Addict
If time permits, my home gets through cleaning twice a year – spring and fall. However, if I were to do any of these chores only once a year, I prefer spring because I feel like I am shaking away winter doldrums and cobwebs as I am doing them. Continue reading 8 Things That Need Spring Cleaning
You just splurged on your first original work of art at a gallery or market. Or you’ve brought home a stunning new piece to add to your growing collection. Perhaps you have moved, and as you are unpacking the boxes you realize that your art will look different in the new home. The colors of the walls are different. The windows face east rather than south. You’ve purchased some new furniture. The whole look of this home is unlike anywhere you have lived before. You find yourself wondering “where is the ideal place for hanging your art?” Continue reading 6 Things to Consider When Hanging Art
How much is in your closet? Why are we addicted to “fast fashion”? How much do you really need? What should you do with the excess that you no longer need or want? All of these questions were dancing around in my head as I contemplated a spring closet clean out during our COVID-19 lock-down. I am certainly guilty – just like so many others – of having “too much”. Continue reading An Excess of Clothing and COVID-19
I had been planning to do it for a long time now. And I had already been doing it– sort of, unintentionally, and very slowly. COVID-19, however, gave me concentrated periods of time at home – something we rarely find ourselves with. And so I decided to tackle my “Swedish Death Cleaning” – seriously. Continue reading Seriously? Swedish Death Cleaning?
While plastics offer “convenience” in packaging of our foods, they are also harming birds, fish, animals – and most likely humans in the long term. Scientists have found evidence of microplastics in almost all levels of the food chain. It’s time we found ecofriendly solutions and sustainable alternatives! Continue reading Innovative Ways to Reduce Plastics
As the snow melts – dribbling down the snow banks like an ice-cream dripping down a cone on a hot sunny day – spring cleaning is on my mind. And as I think of sunny days, I realize that I will be spending more of my time outdoors – in the garden and playing with the grandchildren on the trampoline. So whatever doesn’t get cleaned and sorted by May will probably wait another six months. Continue reading The Joys of Spring Cleaning
The FREE sample of Advanced Skin Anti-Wrinkle Serum is NOT FREE.
I made a mistake. I clicked on a Facebook ad offering FREE samples of anti-wrinkle cream. I then gave my mailing information and supplied my credit card details to pay for the postage. A few days later my “fountain-of-youth” product arrived. So did my credit card bill for $400. Continue reading Advanced Skin Anti-Wrinkle Serum – Free Trial is Not Free
Surprise, surprise! The FREE offer – for Skin Balance Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Cream – that I signed up for on Facebook is not FREE. It was more than NOT free. It cost me almost $400. Continue reading Skin Balance Advanced Anti-Wrinkle Cream – Free Trial is Not Free