Learning to clean with my new buddy, KonMari

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Me – “Could you lead me to the cleaning book?” Bookstore – “Ah. The KonMari method? The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo?” “That’s the one…” I first heard about the book from Colleen, at 58 Water Street, who is also cleaning with this method. If you haven’t yet heard of this […]

Delightful vintage toy finds during a stairway closet clean up

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Hello, hello, friends! Ohhh I have missed you. This. Us! I feel like I’ve been away for so long! I’ve actually been ‘attempting to write’ for the past few days, but it just. wasn’t. working. Can I admit something? I’m struggling to find my way back after the Christmas break. This has of course nothing to do with […]

14 – A drastic old signs coat hanger front entry redo

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Happy New Year! There will be no link party this weekend. Please save up your awesomeness for next weekend! See you then! ~ Donna You know when you take a before picture, and it’s so bad you cringe because you don’t want to show the world ‘that photo?’ Because they may all run from the […]

12 – on whiter walls, and not playing it safe

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Dear house,  It’s about time we had a little chit chat. You already know I’ve been battling to clean you up but good. We’re coming along nicely. But you’ve been continuing to taunt me in ways that have had me a little scared, and playing safe. Safe isn’t very exciting, is it? No. It’s not. In fact, […]

9 – Stacking reclaimed wood for airflow, and hiding stuff with a faux chest

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Vision watching a cartoon. All these looney tune characters are trying to stuff an itty bitty building full with heaps of reclaimed wood. So they toss huge bundles over their shoulders, and darting at road runner speed, they huff and they puff and they PUSH the stuff in. Upon impact, the wildly bulging building separates at the seams for just […]

7 – a MUCH cleaner closet and a conversation with myself

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Well friends, the purging and cleaning is still going strong… big time. It’s actually kinda taken over in a good way. Most evenings after dinner are spent gutting and bagging. I’m working up such a sweat over it, it actually feels like a real workout. There are always bags or boxes of stuff being piled up somewhere. […]

6. A cleaner, whiter reclaimed wood office reveal

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(click to enlarge picture) A cleaner, whiter reclaimed wood office reveal is finally a wrap! And I am LOVING IT! Can YOU see what’s different? 🙂 Sooo many things. To recap, my self proposed challenge was to clean up, and lighten up this area. My home resembles a cave when the sun doesn’t shine, so I […]