There’s Been a Misunderstanding

We need to clear a little something up.

It’s my fault.

I should’ve known.

But I wasn’t thinking about explaining myself when I opened my big mouth and blathered on, and, well, here we are in the middle of a misunderstanding.

On March 8, as part of our 40 Days of Lent: 15 Minute Projects series, I posted this “before” picture on Facebook...  read more

The Complete(ish) List of 40 Days of Lent: 15 Minute Projects

As you may know, we here at the 5 Kids blog (by which I mean Just Me, but whatever) are hosting 40 Days of Lent: 15 Minute Projects.

Not because any of us need more to do, but because OH MY WORD, we desperately need LESS. Less STUFF. Less to step on. Less frustration. Less drowning.

Yesterday, Sheila, a friend of the 5 Kids blog, contacted me to ask: Is there any really easy way to look back and see what the 15 minute projects were for the first days of Lent? I REALLY want to do these projects and have done a couple, but I want to catch up with the ones that I missed. I LOVE the 15 minute cleaning project idea, because EVERYONE has 15 minutes, (at least most of the time), right? ...  read more

How to Declutter in 5 Simple Steps

This isn’t going to win me any environmentally-friendly awards, folks, but it is, in fact, the easiest way I’ve ever found to declutter, and when I am, as I am now, buried in endless piles of STUFF, it’s the method to which I turn. I suppose, if we’re being charitable, we might say this is the REDUCE step of the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle trinity, and I offer it to those of you who may also feel overwhelmed by all the stuff, as a starting point to breathing again. ...  read more

The Joy of Half-Assery: Day 3 of Lent

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Today’s 15 Minute Project is a corner. 

One corner of one room. Any room you like. Because, no matter what Patrick Swayze said in Dirty Dancing, sometimes we do put baby in a corner. Baby and EVERYTHING ELSE. All the Things in corners!

I could, in fact, spend the next 40 Days of Lent purging nothing but corners, but I picked my bedroom because this pile o’ crap has been sitting between my desk and my closet since summer. ...  read more