The Bearded Iris

A Recalcitrant Wife and Mother Tells All

How to prepare for a kitchen party… if you’re an idiot.

Well, tomorrow is my Pampered Chef party. {Gulp!} And like Laura the Org Junkie says, inviting company over is the best motivation for getting your house in order! That’s just … Continue reading

April 8, 2011 · 29 Comments

I made my kitchen cabinet beg for mercy.

It’s week # 13 in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Org Junkie’s topic is “Purge Magazine Backlogs.” I don’t have this problem because me no read … Continue reading

April 2, 2011 · 20 Comments

We just can’t CONTAIN our enthusiasm…

I took Mini-Me to The Container Store with me yesterday for the first time, and this is pretty much the look on her face the entire time we were there. … Continue reading

March 28, 2011 · 11 Comments

The KEY to staying organized…

It’s week # 12 in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Org Junkie’s topic is “Daily Maintenance.” Finally, something I apparently rock at! (Just don’t tell my … Continue reading

March 26, 2011 · 8 Comments

The Mother of All Crap Magnets.

It’s week # 11 (eleven!!!) in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Org Junkie’s topic is “Consolidate & Conquer.” Eeeek. That makes me absolutely quiver with fear. … Continue reading

March 20, 2011 · 14 Comments

The Art of Simplifying, Simplified.

It’s week # 10 in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week Org Junkie’s topic is “Tips for Cluttered Surfaces.” As always, her tips are fabulous. Go have … Continue reading

March 11, 2011 · 14 Comments

Laundry Room Highs and Lows

It’s week # 9 in Org Junkie’s 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge. This week the topic is “What is your good enough?” God help us. This is going to be … Continue reading

March 4, 2011 · 21 Comments