Sunday, February 28, 2010
Splendors of Sunday: Pick Me Ups!
I'm sure I've mentioned that in addition to cleaning endlessly to make my house bigger, I also (over)use caddies and totes, as if they are sublets or something. Harbouring my treasures whilst taking up minimal space. I'm a genius, really.
After Manic Cleaning Saturday, I went and loaded up on pick-me-ups that are certain to increase our square footage by at least 1,000 feet. These are things that are either a) aesthetically pleasing, or b) have great potential, so I needed to share. It needn't take all your energy nor money to spiff up your space.
Unfortunately, it requires both to spiff up mine:
First of all, with St. Patrick's Day around the corner, I got this for my kids. See how the papers on the left are now invisible, lol?
Due to recent kitchen fire and my hatred of residue, I treated myself to all new drip pans, for when other people cook:
Now that everyone in the house shaves (sniff), I've given up trying to hide my shi-shi razors, and have displayed them for all to share:
The twins, new white garbage can, which kicks previous off-white garbage can's ASS, and my new Swiffer Vac. Fraternal twins, but still, double the pleasure...
At long last, we have outgrown my brown-and-turquoise phase from 2006. The pillows were the final touch. The red ottomans have been total bitches, sneering at the old has-been pillows. I see these every time I go to the store, but tonight they literally jumped into my cart like so many feral cats. There are pictures of the old ones in the archives, but rest assured, they are already forgotten:
My borderline obsession with Dixon-Ticonderoga Number 2 pencils is well known. Tonight I found silver ones. My kids are certain to go to college with these:
Okay okay, life's not, like, encrusted with diamonds or anything, I also came home to this towering eyesore in what was already the most embarrassing computer room in the world:
And who can sleep with Jabba the Hutt and friend atop the microwave? Quinn has been selling off his older pieces on eBay, and is basically a millionaire, and he sets his wares in places like this BECAUSE OF ALL THE CLUTTER!!! Still, I'm proud of how enterprising my kids are:
I mean, FAIL (faints):
I also brought the kids some pick-me-ups, this was Reilly's loot:
I'm stoked to about my new ... er, brain candy, but as you can see from that mind-numbing picture from the seventh circle of hell, I still have plenty of work to do.
I hope each of you is able to do something to shake things up and keep you sweeping/dusting/Swiffing/scrubbing/etc.