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#323: Mr. Fix-it April 18, 2012

My husband continues to impress me.  Our shower doors were getting stuck all the time so my husband took the doors out and put in a shower curtain instead.  It is so much easier to get in and out.  I didn’t realize how stressful it was.  I told myself that I would need to get a nice shower curtain to make it look nice. When he showed it to me I saw that he had picked out an attractive navy blue curtain with bronze hooks.  He picked the hooks to match the bronze colored shelves in the bathroom.  I was so pleased.  Not only is he Mr. Fix-it but he also has a great eye for decorating.  It’s a masculine decorating but that’s ok.  Why should the entire house be pink!


#308: Staying Organized April 3, 2012

1946 (Photo credit: The U.S. National Archives)”]New Mexico. Mrs. Fidel Romero Proudly Exhibits...Want to hear a secret?  After I finish all 365 things I love about marriage, my new hobby will be organizing.  (Maybe after organizing, cleaning will become my hobby!) The blog I Heart Organizingis the thing that tipped me over the edge into my new hobby.  Visually the blog is neat and clean, white background and bright colors.  The look and feel of it won me over.  So did its great ideas.  It makes organizing fun.  Check it out!


#270: Kitchen Table February 23, 2012

If the kitchen is the heart of a house, the kitchen table is the heartbeat.  

I love a kitchen table.  When we first moved into our house, we didn’t think we had room for a kitchen table.  We don’t have much cabinet space so we opted for an open shelved pantry instead.  After being here almost a year, I just couldn’t take it any more.  I longed for a kitchen table.

One day I came home from work and my husband had set one up.  It made me so happy!  It’s tiny and cozy and oh so sweet.  We all love it.  Even the cats!  🙂


#217: How do you hang your mistletoe? December 4, 2011

I decorated for Christmas over the weekend.  How you go about decorating for Christmas (and whether you decorate at all) depends upon your culture, upbringing, and personal taste.  My husband and I have been married for four years so we are still reconciling our decorating differences.  When you marry, just like you have to meld your everyday styles of furniture and decor, you have to do the same with decorating for holidays.

Let’s take Christmas trees for instance.  I like a real tree, preferably cut down myself from a tree farm.  (I don’t go so far as to want to go up a mountain and cut one down as my Colorado brother suggested).  Those tree farms also serve hot chocolate and cookies.  It’s all about the snacks.  My husband would rather have a fake tree that you get out and assemble – no outing, no watering, no needles everywhere, no drama.  But alas, no glorious pine smell!  The compromise? We got a real tree this year from Home Depot.  After Christmas we are going to get a fake tree on sale.  I want one with lights already built-in.  I hate putting on lights and trying to hide them.  Although we will usually go with the artificial tree, any time I want to get a real one, I can.

Anyway, there are a gazillion things like this: how to wrap presents (gift boxes or bags), how far to go with decorating (decorating lite or over the top), outside lights or not, etc.  For me, Christmas is all about tradition.  I love looking at my collection of ornaments.  I have a couple I made as a child.  They are wooden and I painted them.  I have my son’s baby’s first Christmas ornament and I also hang his first pair of hard shoes and his baby cup from the tree.  There are the ornaments we have started collecting since we met.  The 2006 ornament from our first Christmas together.  The Montreal ornament we bought while we were on our honeymoon.  The Minnie and Mickey Mouse sitting inside a giant wedding ring that we got in Disney World when we were newlyweds.  We are creating our own Christmas memories now and we are doing that by squashing my likes into his likes and ending up with “our.”  You see “mine” + “mine” = “ours.”   “Ours” may not be exactly what you think you want, but it is exactly what you need.


#126: Seeing his shoes lined up August 1, 2011

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We have a wardrobe in our bedroom and due to space concerns, my husband’s shoes are all lined up on top of it.  It is an eyesore in some ways but I often find myself seeing them lined up so neatly and thinking of him and how grateful I am that he’s in my life.  It is so essential to focus on what’s important and he definitely comes before decorating.  🙂


#47: Having a Curtain Party March 28, 2011

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We just moved into our new home a little over a week ago.  I bought some too expensive curtains and they needed to be hung.  That also included mounting curtain rods.  My husband said, “We will have a curtain party.”  It all sounded good until we ended up with 6 extra holes because my husband drilled incorrectly due to my loosey goosey attitude towards measuring.  Of course, I have heard: Measure twice, cut once.  But I didn’t seem to listen.  It caused a bit of stress but is quickly becoming a funny story.  Nothing a tube of white toothpaste (hard to find these days) won’t fix!