a simplified week

As part of Start Here. I post a weekly recap with a couple ideas (mostly simple and easy to implement) for the week’s focus and a few ideas from the web that I’ve enjoyed over the week.

Around the Web:

Cleaning Caddy:

  • Making your own cleaners isn’t as daunting as you might think. With some simple ingredients, you can put together a natural cleaning caddy that is safe, effective and smells good, too. Via Clean Mama
  • If you are feeling the itch for a DIY project, check out this cleaning caddy. I am loving the attached paper towel roll holder. Via Ana White

Something to Eat:

  • If you are in the mood for a fresh, light salad, this one fits the bill. It features homemade cornbread and tex-mex flavors layered to make for one tasty meal. It’s fantastic and perfect for a crowd. Via Mel’s Kitchen

Something to Make:

  • I am loving this round-up of photo display alternatives. There are all sorts of inexpensive, creative ideas to get you inspired. Via It’s Always Autumn

Something for the Kids:

  • I loved sitting with my mom as a child and learning how to sew. These 10 projects look like perfect summer projects to work on together with my kids. Via Babble


  • It’s easy to get overwhelmed with the thousands of apps that are out there. This is a great collection of fun apps that are new to me. I especially love the time management one, 30/30, that helps break down your day in to 30 minute increments. Via Pure Wow