It’s time to start cleaning up here at the Stonybrook House! Now that the kiddos are back to college, there will be less messes to clean, right? Less messes means a cleaner house, a cleaner house  means I can focus on getting more projects done! Yay! Am I boo hooing because my house is empty? No not really.  I love the time I have with my kids, but I also love the time I have with hubby  and just being by myself. It’s probably because when my kids are here, I focus on them.   They know I’m nosy and Im in their business quite a bit… Oh well.  I’m the mom, right?!   Isn’t that my job??  I thought so….  I’m sure I won’t have much time to miss them.   They seem to come home often and use the laundry room :) Okay, back to cleaning.  I’m not a neat freak, but I really do like it clean and organized. That doesn’t mean that it is clean and organized.  I’ll show you a few pics of what I mean. This is how my house is right now as I write! Its not horrid, its just that all of that gets to me and stunts my creative juices… :) Time to get rid of the dead flowers….  See the new topper for the gazebo! Ugh… dishes… Then, I’m going to do some cleaning and show you how I like it to look ALL the time.   Ta Da!! I know that’s a fantasy to think it will stay like this. But for some reason when the kitchen and the office is clean I feel like the whole house is practically clean! Cleaning is ALWAYS a work in progress. I found this Cleaning Calendar on Pinterest. (Yay!  I’m using something I pinned!!) {Source} I actually think it’s doable.  I’m going to tweak it some.  I’m an empty nester.  I don’t need to do a load of laundry everyday. (THANK the LORD!) And I’m much more productive in the morning so, I’m going to add a few more things there.  Plus I need a reminder to clean the kitty box (fun stuff!) So here it is! Ok… It only took me an hour or so to figure out how to turn a Word Doc into a jpeg/png! But I did it! I know that the first thing is to make my bed.   That will be a challenge, if you read in 25 Quirky Things About Me, 5 is that I dont make my bed. So, Im going to try! Ive done it a few times last week and it actually felt good.  Weird, I know. A reality check…. I know I’m probably not going to get everything done everyday, but I think it will get easier over time, right?! I have so much to do and of course, creating this new cleaning calendar took WAY longer than I thought! Oh well, isn’t that how it always goes?? I AM going to work on stenciling something for the office today! I’ve got to get off this computer and get moving! See ya! Hey, let me know if this would work for you?  Do you use some sort of calendar to clean?  Please share it with me!

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shares Facebook Twitter Pinterest StumbleUpon TumblrThe thing about gardening is that it is a very creative pursuit that is both artistic and earthy – a combination that is not all that usual. We are sure that you can take any old pot and stick a flowering plant or bush in it to make it an object of beauty. However, most of us are not happy doing just that; we want to take something already intrinsically pretty and make it even more beautiful. The art of flower arrangement and the beauty of it is a classic that is never going to

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DIY boho fringe chandelier – Ive been seeing DIY chandelier and light fixtures all over Pinterest so I finally decided to dive and (hopefully) make a tad bit more simplified version of what I have seen out there. I love how this came out and cannot wait

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