A Clutter Problem: Too Many Notes

Have you ever reached a point of feeling pulled in too many directions. Where there is so much to do, but you can’t quite recall what though.

It doesn’t help that I have not solidified a way to deal with my impromptu notes. I jot items down on sticky notes and I stuff them in my bag to bring home with the intent to revisit that evening.

Week 3 Update on the Hydroponic Garden

It’s been almost 3 weeks now since I started my seeds in the AeroGarden. It’s been such a joy to watch the seeds sprout and grow up through the pods. Basil as typical was the first to come out.

A Week with a Robot Vacuum!

It’s been one week since we got a vacuum robot to try out. Here are our current thoughts based on our one week trial:

Giving Hydroponic Gardening a Try

I love to bring a few plants in when it starts to get cold. Common recipes I make each week call for chives and basil and having it on hand is quite useful.

Grocery store bought bunches of greens often are much more than I need and I feel wasteful not having a use for the remainder in upcoming meals.

Trying out a Robot Vacuum

I have been considering what value a robot vacuum may have, as our house has a lot of hardwood flooring. We are currently borrowing my In-Laws Roomba in order to test out how they work for us, before possibly buying. 

Out With The Old

Just a quick home update. I am making great headway on my unpacking/organizing front.

Winter Center Piece

Most of the family holiday dinners we go to, be it Thanksgiving or Christmas, is served buffet style. With the food out in the kitchen, there is plenty of space on the table for mom’s china place settings, butter, salt, pepper, and a centerpiece. The most memorable centerpiece my Mom puts out is her Snowbabies. 

Christmas Wreaths

With a live Christmas tree comes pine tree trimmings! The trimmed branches have been sitting outside for a bit and I finally made it to the craft store this week to pick up a couple of wreath frames, floral wire, and extra decor for my three wreaths. 

A Wall of Books

A dream of mine has been to have a wall of books. Floor to ceiling bookcase filled with books that I love and enjoy.

Time to change Decorations

I suppose as we move further into November it is time to modify from the fall Halloween decorations to the autumn harvest and Thanksgiving decor.

In the Kitchen: Spices

Spices, a key ingredient that makes the difference. The element that can make a dish “Mom’s” or “Grandma’s” home cooked meal from any other similar dish you come across. When I am in the kitchen I want my spices to be easily accessible and not have to hunt around to find that I need.