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Organizing Insanity

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Every year, I host one holiday party: The Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian tradition that we celebrate on Christmas eve. We invite friends and family, and I’ve always considered it a come-all sort of thing. The more the merrier. I think this year’s count is 10 people, it fluctuates. I don’t remember exactly…

The Armorymoire

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Old houses have storage problems. This is a given. Nobody 100 years ago had a ton of crap they needed to stash, unless it was out back by the barn.

When you’re involved in historical re-enactment AND stage combat, there’s a lot of gear that goes with that…

Make It Work!

Pegboard in the kitchen, to keep pots, pans and utensils!

Slogan stolen from Tim Gunn of Project Runway. As I mentioned, my new kitchen is not ideal.  One frustration was a lack of places to store my pots and pans.  I had a cabinet over the wall oven where I could stack pots and pans, but getting out the one I needed was a sometimes…

The End of a Big Job

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Life took me away from cleaning for a bit in order to prepare for the first in-person sales from our craft business.  After a few days of rest and recuperation, I dove back into the craft room cleanup project.  And I’m happy to say that it’s as done as it’s going to get for a…

Taming The Spaghetti Monster

Today I’m spending time at my desktop computer, reinstalling Windows 7 to see if I can get some speed back into it.  This generally takes a long time, and mostly involves a lot of thumb-twiddling between steps.  So, I decided to tackle a project in the office.  Today’s project is “The Spaghetti Box”. The Spaghetti…