my husband has been gone for a few days and i usually get so much done while he’s gone. i don’t know why. maybe its because i can’t seem to go to bed at a reasonable hour when he’s not here. like if i stay up really late he might actually come home days early? no sense in that. but getting lots done while he’s gone is fun to surprise him with.

like this: i cleaned up our closet/laundry room. a few days ago you couldn’t see the top of the washer and dryer. the stack of sheets needs to be refolded, i see now.

and when my husband left, i seriously don’t know how he packed. the carpet was buried under a couple feet of laundry – it was all clean, but still ridiculous. you’d think it would be so easy to put away laundry when your laundry room is in your closet. but its actually easier to just throw your clean clothes on the floor behind you.

i actually cleaned my closet. like cleared out the old, wiped down the shelves, ironed and ironed and ironed, and did loads of laundry. it’ll be a mess by tomorrow, guaranteed. but for now, its my favorite room of the house.

and my late nights were spent mostly on these little piles. what you see are the beginnings of crayon rolls, zippered pouches, notebook covers, tea towels and reversible headbands. so many hours to produce such tiny things. so many hours left to finish them.

only 1 hour ’til the hubs is home. yay!



  1. 1
    Laurel @ Ducks in a Row says:

    I also stay up way too late when my hubby is gone. It doesn’t make sense. Your closet is too die for!

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    Jeff and Robin says:

    You win my vote for best closet ever. So much shoe storage. Nice.

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    Yikes, i always worry a little when i see people announce on the internet when they or their husbands, are out of town! Especially b/c i know that you have your home address listed on craft items that people buy from you…Not trying to sound like a weird, but i just feel protective of other women and i would never want anything to happen to you or your sweet kiddos!


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    The Tulip Lady says:

    Okay, that does it…I’m done with this bloggy business for the day…off to clean my closet!!!

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    thanks for your concern janet! i always tend to be a bit naive about those realitites. thanks for the reminder.

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    You are always so organized! Next time you come down here I’ll pay you to help me (or I’ll make you cookies or something.) Glad Studly Hubby is home – I can’t believe how much he road this weekend! I only got to see him for about 10 minutes – but that was enough (hee hee). Love ya…

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    i love clean closets and laundry rooms. makes me feel so ahhh, satisfied. if i had posted this the title would have been “you complete me.” i’m pathetic when it comes to cleanliness, i know.

    and shannon a warning!!! don’t make her the cookies until after your closets are cleaned!! i made lindsey cookies once. she promised if i did then gracie’s midle name would be denise. she will tell you anything for cookies. :-)

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    will work for cookies!

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