Whew! Is it really Friday already? I'm very happy about how quickly January is flying by. It helps that I am throwing myself into some sewing and cleaning projects that make the most of the days trapped inside. I still haven't quite purged the house of Christmas décor, and I will leave some of the snowman items out a little longer. I got these cuties (salt and pepper shakers) at Homegoods.
Ignore the dirty window please, there is little I can do about it when the temps are in the 20's and 30's. The amaryllis is on it's fifth beautiful bloom and it makes for a happy corner of the kitchen :>)
Something about January spurs me on to a cleaning frenzy. I spent 5 hours scrubbing the kitchen top to bottom yesterday. Inside cabinets, walls, woodwork, and scrubbing the floor on my hands and knees. Copious amounts of bleach, Murphy's oil soap, and glass cleaner later, it looks and smells so clean and fresh! We are still working out particulars for the remodeling re-do that we hope to start this month in the kitchen. We have an Ikea date planned for tomorrow. What can I say, the month is half over and we have not made much progress, but Rome wasn't built in day and it would have taken even longer if we were in charge.
I spent a cold blustery day this week baking some goodies to send to our son-in-law who is deployed overseas. I hope he enjoys the treats (and shares the 3 dozen cookies!)
I have also been working to get some new items in the etsy shop. I listed this Wintery cottage cover this morning because, lets face it, we still have a bit of winter to get through. We might as well remind ourselves what makes winter fun!
Are you working on any January projects?