Sunday, February 22, 2015


Tulips are my favorite flower.  I love their simple green stems and their brilliantly colored petals.  But the reason I really love them is that they move.  They bend toward light.

These flowers were upright when I went to bed.  But when I got up in the morning, they were leaning toward a big window.

Did you know that tulips still grow after they are cut?  Yes, they can grow up to one inch after they are cut.

It's wonderful what you can learn by pretending to write a book but instead just spending a bunch of time clicking around all over eHow.

Wishing you some sun to bend toward today.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015


I really needed to get my paper clutter under control.  There were stacks of paper everywhere:  newspaper clippings, flyers, permission slips, homework, bills, recipes, insurance statements, college brochures, bills, applications, lists, receipts, forms, bills.

Sometimes you couldn't even find a place to sit.  Or put your feet up.

Then I got this idea from a magazine.  A storage ottoman ...

Refitted to hold files.

I bought those inserts and files at the Container Store, and ottoman is from Target.  I am super organized now!

Except for this little stack on the dining room table.

And I promise I'm getting to that right away. 

Yours in clutter,