Tuesday, February 22, 2011

House for Sale

Our house is finally on the market, and we finally have some pictures up! If you want complete listing information, leave a comment and I'll send it to.  Big shout out to our friend Carl, who took the fab photos.  Our house never looked so good!

I actually took this one.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Introducing: Meatless Mondays

I guess "Meatless Mondays" is a project that we actually have quite a good handle on.  We've been doing it consistently for probably over a year, although we sometimes swap our Monday for another day (ruining the alliteration), or give ourselves a by-week when we're traveling. 

Why Meatless Monday?

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Cleaning...it burns!

We just put our townhouse on the market (listing to be posted once we get photos up!).  I have many things to say about getting a house ready to show, but today I'm thinking about cleaners.

Now, I moved into my now-husband's house on a part-time basis about four years after he'd been as a bachelor.  And we'll just say that neither of us is really...an avid housekeeper.  So, there was (is) plenty of cleaning to be done to get our townhouse into "show" condition.  From wiping smudged windows, to scuffed doors, to the floor under the stair railing.  And  "regular" cleaning needs to be done more frequently, as potential buyers could come it AT ANY MOMENT.

As I've been doing most of this cleaning (while Kevin does things like build bathrooms and switch our motion-sensitive light switches back to regular ones), I've really noticed that I've been having a reaction to using all the different cleaners.  I've gone green on most of the cleaners I use regularly, like laundry detergent, dish soap, and toilet bowl cleaner.  But we have all of these old chemical cleaners, so to use them and do a thorough cleaning job, I've been cleaning with them.  Here's a picture of all of the different cleaners I've used in the past week:

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Slow by Little: Is that even a phrase?

Well, I said it, so it obviously meets the criteria for being a phrase in the grammatical sense.  Or a fragment, at any rate.  My husband and brother swear, however, that it is an actual adage, something to say when it's taking you awhile to get something done.  For example, "I'm putting a new bathroom in the house, slow by little."

If you're like me, as you read that phrase, you kinda squinted and thought something like, "Isn't that 'little by little?"  Kevin and I have had this argument a dozen times.  He admits to "little by little" being a common phrase, but insists that "slow by little" is one, too.  I did a little research using The Google, and if you search "slow by little," you come up with some partial song lyrics, and now, hopefully, this blog, but that's about it.  Not a real saying.