Your jewelry box

Your jewelry box

Go through your jewelry box. Organize it, clean things, give things to your daughters and granddaughters (or set them aside to give as Christmas gifts later this year). Find pieces you forgot you had. Give them to yourself and wear them again. Remember where the...
Too many recipes?

Too many recipes?

Spend an evening going through your recipe tear sheets, pin boards, etc. and remove things you aren’t ever going to cook. Let them go without any guilt. Set aside recipes you really want to try. See if you can make a schedule for testing them. One a week? One a month?...
The empty shelf and the junk drawer

The empty shelf and the junk drawer

Today I suggest that you give yourself the gift of the empty shelf. January tends to be a month when people spend time organizing things. It sort of naturally happens as you are storing Christmas decorations and finding places for your new gifts. As you are organizing...
Purses for homeless women

Purses for homeless women

Let’s continue with yesterday’s post about giving to those less fortunate. Did you receive a new handbag for Christmas? Could you find a handbag that you can part with? Fill it with toiletries, warm mittens, and feminine necessities and put it in your car...
Boxing day

Boxing day

Did you have a merry Christmas? Whether imperfect or not, I hope it was very magical for you. Today begins the first of the 12 days of Christmas. Or the 2nd day. It depends on which source you believe. If Christmas is day zero, then the 12 days beginning today will...
Clean your fireplace glass

Clean your fireplace glass

Clean your fireplace glass in preparation for using it this fall and winter. You can actually clean the glass with ashes left over from a previous fire. I have done this and it really works! Make a paste from the wood ashes and water, and smear it on the inside of the...