Sunday, October 05, 2008


Hey, y'all. Another wonderful Monday to make your home a happy home. I started this carnival a few weeks ago. The idea is to take an area of your home....any area...and make it better. How? By making it prettier, or more functional.

I am a clutter-bug...and what's worse is I tend to be a lazy clutter-bug. BUT, I can't have the home I want with so much stuff all over the place. So, what I have started doing is picking a small somethin'-somethin' to do and improve on it.

It is SO TRUE that it is easier to keep something in good shape than it is to get something in good shape. All of this, I really think, is helping me to be a better housekeeper. I WANT to have a clean, healthy and happy home. Well, it takes work.

I know...I know, you technically want a home that doesn't look like a "showplace" or you want it to be "clean enough to be healthy and dirty enough to be happy." WHATEVER! If that isn't a stupid statement, I don't know what is! But I digress...

I hope you will join me. What you do is this: Choose an area of your home to improve in ANY WAY. Clear your nightstand. Paint the trim in your bedroom. Hang a wreath on your door. Whatever you choose, tell us about it by signing up on Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.

Any improvement is better than where you were to begin with, right? Spend 5, 10 or 15 minutes doing something to make a happy home!

Can't wait to check it out!

So here is another hot spot I was telling you about. My bar is always a mess. I am too busy lazy to keep it cleaned. It catches EVERYTHING (including cookbooks that need only be relocated about 3 feet above the bar.

Hmmmm.....let's have a look at what is there: baking stone, spoon rest, standing mixer, food processor, bowl of pumpkins, something orange, some kind of schmagooga, candle, tissues, potpourri, home-management notebook, sticky notes, bag of birthday party goodies, cereal bowl, school work and various other things that need a new home.

Fifteen minutes later? Not too bad, huh? The papers are from a Pampered Chef catalog party I'm must stay in my face so I don't forget to get money from people.

And aren't the pumpkins perty!


Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

Hey girl. I posted and linked up. Have a good Monday.

Jamey said...

Thanks for the motivation!

Suzanne said...

I did something similiar to this during the summer:-) I just posted about fluffing the nest--did my outside:-)

Ashley said...

What a great reminder! :)

LRFK said...

I swear I am going to start this!! I have all the disaster pictures, but I have not been able to get to the after moment!