C has a massive DVD collection. I seriously don’t even know when he watches them all. We have a teeny-tiny one bedroom apartment in Northwest DC. This could be a big problem, but I file all of his (and my!) DVDs in 2 tiny black boxes that so fit nicely on our bookshelf. It is one of the best ways I have found to save space in tiny city homes. Continue reading
At the risk of sounding terribly obnoxious, I’ll tell you: I have had a terrible time trying to relax this summer! I know, my first summer as a teacher (after a handful of years working in year-round education positions): two glorious months of reoccurring paychecks for doing no work. I should be ecstatic. In fact, I cannot stop planning and am pulling my hair out. So my new approach is to throw myself into as many projects as possible that have nothing to do with teaching. Like this granny square blanket (the color scheme was inspired by something Heather posted a while back). Or picking lavender with Katie. Or even these camp-inspired pieces from Martha Stewart Living.
Help me! How do you relax on vacation?
1. Wednesday: Buy a pair of Toms ballet flats, which debut tomorrow. Fab Sugar has a fabulous preview here. Personally, I’m in love with the burlap pair above.
2. Thursday: Hit up Cleveland Park Wines & Spirits to see if they have gotten their shipment of Dogfish Ale’s new seasonal gluten-free brew, T’weason Ale (um, did you hear that fellow celiacs: seasonal gluten-free beer!). The new brew mixes tastes of molasses, strawberry and buckwheat honey. Yum!