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The Season of Clean: Spring Cleaning More Than the House
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The Season of Clean: Spring Cleaning More Than the House

It has become one of my most cherished traditions. Every year, I take one gorgeous spring day, when the sun is bright and warm as it enters the house from the windows I’ve enthusiastically opened in every room, when the birds have returned to sing me the songs they’d been […]

Keeping It Simple for 21 Days
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Keeping It Simple for 21 Days

Ever since the popular writer Malcolm Gladwell opined his 10,000-hour rule in Outliers, that very denomination of deliberate practice to excel in a field and become an expert in any profession has become part and parcel of our culture, but did you know that habits form in a much shorter […]

A Bottle To Battle Cold and Flu Season
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A Bottle To Battle Cold and Flu Season

There’s probably a bottle of Clorox® Regular-Bleach sitting in your laundry room right now. We’ve all got one; I think they must come standard when you buy a home. Maybe your bottle is covered in a layer of dust because you only grab it for the occasional laundry load. That’s […]

The Heavy Lifting of Fall Cleaning
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The Heavy Lifting of Fall Cleaning

When you’ve got no central air conditioning, you end up leaning on your ceiling fans heavily – heavy leaning like an awkward kid in 1989 holding up the wall at his first (and every other) high school dance. That kid may or may not be me. Moving on… Because I […]

Football Clothes In A Faraway Land
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Football Clothes In A Faraway Land

We had scheduled one final soirée in London. It was to be the night before we would make the transatlantic journey through the air to get back home after three weeks abroad. It was one last chance to live it up together in London town. Much had happened since we […]

My Mother’s Son And The Mustard Stain
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My Mother’s Son And The Mustard Stain

It’s no secret that I’m my mother’s son. I embrace, never run from, the comparison made by those who know us both and I believe wholeheartedly that my dialed down version of her obsessive cleaning and homemaking self is a perfectly swell formula for an agreeable balance of order and […]

Tis the Season of Mud
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Tis the Season of Mud

There’s a stream that runs alongside our home, just on the other side of the wooden fence we never weatherstripped and thus, the wooden fence that is falling apart one pathetic slat at a time. It’s not really a stream though. It’s a runoff water channel that is, at times, […]

Fall Clean-Up in Two Parts: Nostalgic and Gross
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Fall Clean-Up in Two Parts: Nostalgic and Gross

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Weave Made Media® and Rubbermaid, but all my opinions are my own. #weavemade #FallFixUp http://my-disclosur.es/RgFrEH This is a story of early-Fall 2014 clean-up told in two parts, inside and out, nostalgic and gross. My oldest daughter is nearing […]

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