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Project Life 2016 | May (Part 1)

what I'm lovin' these days | may

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My Leuchtturm Medium in Emerald that I am using for my Bullet journal (blog post coming soon!). I happened to buy the plain, non-lined, non-dotted, non-squared Leuchtturm and thought I would not like it but found out quickly I just don't mind it. I will probably get the squared Leuchtturm next time around. Bullet journaling is simply - wonderful.

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White Corelle Livingware. Don't you love the name - livingware. These are for living. I am slowly acquiring pieces of pure, delightfully white, Corelle livingware. We have salad plates and dinner plates and most recently I've purchased soup and cereal bowls. I have my eye on the pasta bowls too. We've dropped them on our ceramic floors, we've microwaved the snot out of them, and dishwasher-washed them, served spaghetti and other staining sauces, and yet - they are as white as they began. And they weigh next to nothing and take up scant room in my cabinets. They are my simple in a mess of a kitchen.

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Daniel Silva's Gabriel Allon series. I'm so excited I've found a new book series to sink deep into for hours at a time. This meaty series, starring Gabriel Allon, a master art restorer and reluctant Israeli intelligence spy, have complexity and depth, stout inscrutable characters, and astounding storylines. I'm currently reading A Death in Vienna and from the first page I was intrigued, once again, by the manipulations of the protaganist Gabriel Allon.

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An organized home. Prior to the BIG graduation celebration for John and Jarrod and the influx of family to our home when we shot up from a 5-member household to 13-members faster than you can say supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (after first sounding it out, of course), my house was in a shambles. My bedroom was a disaster zone, the scrap studio (read: computer room) looked like ground zero, and the last stages of homeschool were still engulfing the dining room's shelving system. Please don't get me started on all the stuff that needed purging, the trash that needed taking out, and the recyclable to Goodwill. 

But, now. Now, I'm pausing delightedly to bask in the glorious-ness that is an organized (almost organized) home. I walk into my bedroom and can breathe easy, again. I don't cringe when I slide into the scrap studio with plans to paint. I gaze upon the shelves in the dining room and smile at the pleasing-to-the-eye organization. Simply inspiring!

 

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