Monday, February 21, 2011

Spring Cleaning!

I don't know how the weather is where you are, but where I am it is B-E-A-youuuuteeeful. (Name that movie!) It feels like spring in February, and I couldn't be more thankful for the sunshine, warm breezes and heat! (I'm sure I'm going to be complaining in about two months, but for right now I'm drinking it up!)

And again, I don't know about you, but the second the weather starts getting warmer, I crave spring cleaning. Weird, I know. I also want lighter meals, change out my "winter" spice candles with gardenia ones, and fold up the think blankets on the couch and replace them with lighter ones.

So, since I didn't have to work today (thankyouverymuch, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington!), I got a head start on that spring cleaning.

Yes, those are two garbage bags stuffed to the brim (I'm pretty sure it took all my might to move them from our guest room to the "living" room) with clothes. And I put that in quotation marks because do you really have a living room in an apartment? It's just like this big huge...square.

This is the bottom drawer of my chest of drawers that used to house shorts, leggings, "cozy pants" and T-shirts. Now? Leggings and  "cozy pants" are on the left, Nike shorts are on the right. Ahhh, organization. 

This drawer was chock-full of T-shirts that I've had since freshman year of college when I pledged my sorority. {Side note? Bigs: stop giving your little 9,000 old T-shirts that you hate! She will carry them from apartment to apartment and can't bear to part with them because they were in her "family," even though they're two sizes too big and say stupid crap on them. Stepping off my pedestal now.}
Anyway, this drawer now has long-sleeved shirts on the right (and no, I couldn't bear to part with my favorite, broken-in Kappa Sig formal shirt from 2006) and short-sleeved ones on the left.

And here's hubs' closet. Color-coordinated. All shirts turned the same way. All ties on the tie rack...color-coordinated. 
Can I please just say that hubby did not get the type-A "clean gene" that I got? (He is a middle child and more type-B than I can deal with at times.) I can't wait for him to see this! 

Moving on from my cleanliness, after lunch today with my mother-in-law at Bistro N (if you ever go there, get the cilantro lime shrimp salad. It will change your life.), I went to TJ Maxx.

What did I find, you ask?

This little Free People number. Price? Originally $188. I got it for $15.

Some of you friends...ahem Angelica...need to get a Vegas trip together so I can wear this!

And this Tahari dress. Price? Originally $288. I got it for $20. 

(In fact, I was talking to my friend Angelica as I was shopping and our convo went a little something like this:
Me: Ohmigosh. I am at TJ Maxx and just found a Tahari dress for $20!
Gel: Um, get it!!!
Me: Don't worry, it's already in my hand.)

I think I might wear this little snakeskin cutie at my friends' March wedding rehearsal and dinner. 

I love days off! And no, not just because I can pretend I'm a stay-at-home wife and lunch and shop! :) I feel so productive! I'm off to cook this yummy meal from my favorite, The Pioneer Woman, and wait for huby to get home so we can watch "The Bachelor." (And yes, he watches it with me as Gel and I text each other about the craziness.) 

Happy Monday!


  1. That recipe looks amazing! And I looooove spring cleaning- it just puts me in a good mood!

  2. Holy cow which tj maxx do you go to? I need to get to that one!

  3. Thank you!!! I go to the TJ Maxx on Central Expressway and Park Lane -- right across from Northpark. That place is a goldmine.


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