Summer Fail.

Summer Fail.

Yesterday was the first, real, official, full day of summer in our house.  I had big plans.  BIG PLANS.  I made a summer schedule, a summer bucket list, and a list of home projects I wanted to complete.  I WAS READY. And then I failed horribly. Here is what I did yesterday: The dishes The laundry (I just folded what has been sitting in my bedroom in baskets for two weeks now.  That counts, right?) Cleaned out the refrigerator Took Daisy to the vet (Spoiler Alert: She’s huge and healthy.)…

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Household Tricks That Keep Me Sane

Household Tricks That Keep Me Sane

Almost from the day Gracie was born, I knew that in order to manage a household with two small children, organization was going to be key. It has taken me several years to figure out what kinds of organization systems work for our family, and I continue to add to and adjust how we keep our house as the needs of our family changes. But today I thought I would share just a few every day tips and tricks we use around our house to keep ourselves relatively neat and…

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Denim Stand-Off

Denim Stand-Off

Have you ever seen the show “Everybody Loves Raymond?” It’s one of our favorites. Both Chris and I love it because it’s like real marriage. But funnier. I can’t tell you how many times things have come up in my own marriage that remind me of one of those episodes. For the past month, actually, I have been living in an episode of “Everybody Loves Raymond.” There’s this one episode where the husband, Ray, leaves a suitcase from a trip on the landing at the top of the stairs. He…

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The Great Laundry Crisis of 2009

The Great Laundry Crisis of 2009

When I started this humble blog a little over a year ago, one of my first posts was titled, “The Great Laundry Crisis of 2008.”   It was about how laundry had taken over my life.   How it sat in piles around my tiny apartment.   How it taunted me and shamed me. I believe my exact words were that it was an act of God. A lot has changed in the past year.   I got my masters.   I bought a house. I had a baby.  …

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The Sock Savior

The Sock Savior

In our house, I do the laundry.  I hate laundry.  Hate it.  I hate sorting it.  I hate loading the washing machine.  I hate emptying the lint tray.  I hate folding the clothes.  I hate putting them away. Hate.  It. (The full history of my relationship with laundry can be read about here, here, here, and here.) But I’ve worked out a system and it at least makes the process streamlined and as fast as possible.  I won’t go into all the details because, well, its laundry.  But I have…

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Clean Up Crew

Clean Up Crew

This past week, my sister and her main squeeze, John Michael were visiting.   We had a rootin’ tootin’ good time.   They came into town to go down to Times Square for the ball drop, but they had some problems getting there and ended up coming home before midnight.   While that was a bummer, the rest of the week really made up for it.   We layed around and watched football, ate, went to Mystic, CT, ate, rode a horse carriage through Central Park, ate, went up in…

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*@#&!

*@#&!

What is the one thing in my entire new house that doesn’t work? THE FREAKING WASHING MACHINE!  The timer is broken on the dyer, so it doesn’t cut itself off.  I put a load in the other day and 3 HOURS LATER it was still going! It figures. Laundry is destined to be my nemesis in life. The Chronicles of My Laundry Battle: The Great Laundry Crisis of 2008 Breaking Down and Breaking Up Everybody Breathe!   The Washing Machine is Fixed The Laundry is Back

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The Laundry is Back

The Laundry is Back

It is happening again. Laundry is taking over my bedroom, my house, and my life. I literally have run out of clothes. I have been accused once or twice in the past of crying wolf when I say I have nothing to wear (usually while staring into my closet busting with clothes – some with the tags still on them, but that’s a different post). But this morning, I woke up and for the first time in my life I actually, literally, honest to God had not one pair of…

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Everybody Breathe! The Washer is Fixed!

Everybody Breathe!  The Washer is Fixed!

We didn’t end up calling a repair man to fix our washing machine. Instead, Chris thought he could fix it. I am always hesitant about this solution. Whenever Chris offers to fix something, it usually takes about a week for him to get a plan together in his head. It takes another week and a half for him to gather and/or purchase all the necessary supplies. And then it takes another week or two before he actually has the time to work on the project. So by the time he’s…

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Breaking Up and Breaking Down

Breaking Up and Breaking Down

Our washing machine is breaking down. It hasn’t broken completely yet, but it is in the process. You can turn it on, but it won’t run a full cycle. I’m having a hard time dealing with this. Everyone knows of my love/hate relationship with laundry (See The Great Laundry Crisis of 2008). My relationship with laundry is a lot like marriage, actually. In the beginning, when I was just starting out on my own in college, it was fun – even exciting – to do my own laundry. I would…

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