Today we found some garden photos in our Flickr account. There aren't any captions, but it sure looks as if Cynthia in SF has a green thumb...
Saturday, June 28, 2008
It's All Too Much: An Easy Plan for Living a Richer Life with Less Stuff by Peter Walsh (the guy from Clean Sweep)
Organizing from the Inside Out by Julie Morgenstern
Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan's Apartment Therapy.
I know, you don't have time to read a magazine let alone three books. Check them out from the library and just skim them or get the CDs from the library or audible.com. The three books are very complementary and will give you the skills & tools you need.
Try to keep inspired by pictures in magazines or on the web and picture a home like Benita Larsson's (http://chezlarsson.typepad.com/myblog/) and how cool it would be if your place looked like hers. I know that might not be realistic, but it's something I keep in mind while I'm purging. A beautiful, clutter-free home is a great reward for getting rid of crap I never even use.
Edit, edit, edit. Do it once with the easy stuff and then come back a few days later and do it again. Use Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan's outbox method but don't let the outbox stay around too long - get the stuff out of your house or put it back where it came from.
This post is great: http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/organizing/top-10-organizing-tips-from-chez-larsson-050026
Finally, (I know, this is a super long, preachy post with no pretty pictures) if you want to take it to the next level, read David Allen's Getting Things Done. The time you spend now working on these skills will help you for the rest of your life.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
This photo is from the June 2008 issue of Better Homes & Gardens. Yesterday, Apartment Therapy Los Angeles (I'm going to start referring to the Apartment Therapy sites like this: AT:LA) posted a photo of a very similar dining room table. Am I late to this trend or is it just starting? I like the look, either way.
href="http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/la/entertaining/offduty-dining-room-054469#comments">Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Off-Duty Dining Room?
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
I switched to SLS free toothpaste last year and haven't had one since! I started with Rembrandt's version:
Then, while shopping at drugstore.com, I noticed that they now carry the Tom's of Maine version and tried it:
Stay tuned for more products that have changed my life and other benefits of avoiding SLS.
At the most, I was hoping the plant would live and the edges I cut wouldn't get too brown and yucky. To my surprise, new fiddle heads have grown on many of the pruned fronds. Amazing!
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Here's a link:
Apartment Therapy San Francisco | SF Flickr Finds: Cynthia in SF's Garden
And here's what they posted:
SF Flickr Finds: Cynthia in SF's Garden
Thanks, Cynthia in SF!