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. I hope you like this feature as much as I do. Happy Weekending!

Rotating Cleaning:

  • 31 Days to a Clean House– really! Pop this freebie printable on the fridge for some motivation on getting some deep cleaning done. Via Clean Mama
  • Even kids benefit from rotating cleaning tasks. Check out this very simple solution from The Anderson Crew.
  • 15 Things You Should be Cleaning More Often: Are you forgetting any of these tasks as you go about your cleaning rotation? Via How to Nest for Less
  • So you have your cleaning tasks down, but unsure on just how to clean some of those particularly tricky spots? Check out this useful round-up chock full of details and ideas on how to tackle them. Via Craft Gossip

Something to Eat:

  • I am all for making any meals ahead of time to cut the chaos that is inevitable around meal time. This recipe for Cinnamon Baked French Toast fits the bill for the perfect breakfast, brunch or breakfast-for-dinner night. Originally from the Pioneer Woman, this one features a yummy streusel topping. Via Two Peas and Their Pod

Something to Make:

  • Here in my corner of the Midwest, Spring seems like a distant dream as the forecast is for more snow this weekend. I am considering putting up our Spring mantel decorations just to brighten up our inside, at least. These 19 Spring mantel ideas are just right for some inspiration. Via Songbird Blog

Something for the Kids:

  • While fevers are not exactly something to “do” with the kids, they are inevitable this time of the year. I am always wondering just when to call the doctor’s office and what warrants intervention. This visual is the perfect resource from a trusted medical clinic. Via Cleveland Clinic


  • I love this idea of planting herbs in a window box versus pots. Not only is it more condensed and simpler to manage, it is visually appealing too. Win-win! Via Vegetable Gardener