Sunday, May 2, 2010

A Little Happy in the Chaos

In the chaos of our busy household,
this makes me happy.

I put it together last week while I was "cleaning."
Two Summers as a housekeeper,
a year or two cleaning the campus hotel at College,
and I really don't like to clean.

I do it.
I've learned shortcuts over the years,
and this is one of them.
clean quick,
and add some flowers and something that makes me smile.

After I clean,
it will all quickly become dirty again.

This is what I made last week while "cleaning."
Dad's old toolbox, stuffed on a shelf in the garage,
three jars,
miss-matched silverware,
and some favorite plates.

Five days later it's still clean and organized,
and puts a smile on my face,
even in the midst of a dirty sink full of dishes.


  1. Oh I like that Julie! That is so cute! I do have to say that cleaning is an unappreciated task! I am waiting to see how long the boys room will stay clean now.

  2. I love mismatched plates...cute post Julie!

  3. Too adorable!!! Promise me when Mr. B and I find our dream home that you (and the kids of course) will come down and help make me smile in EVERY room. I love this idea! It is a great solution for a busy household...this one goes in the I just need a printer. :)


  4. Oh I love your way of cleaning Julie, I will have to try adding the flowers to make me smile along the way:) Your tool box organiser is gorgeous!! Hope you have a wonderful day ~ Tina x

  5. This is the nicest "cleaning post" I've ever seen!

  6. That is my kind of cleaning! so so so cute!
    Oh, and the video is too funny!

  7. I love this! Flowers have a way ok making me smile too :) Have a wonderful day!