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31 Days 2013

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What does this mean?

Well it’s simple.  It’s complicated. But it’s not hard to understand.  It’s just hard to DO.

Get it?

No, me either.  Not yet, anyway.

This year’s 31 day series is all about what I have learned in one year of home ownership and trying to make my house a home while keeping my sanity and having a family while keeping my husband’s sanity, too!  I want to live more simply, and focus less on the ‘stuff’ in my home, and more on making it a comfortable place to actually be LIVED IN.  I don’t want to just make it pretty enough to be in a magazine, and that’s for a lot of reasons, some of which are budgetary, time, oh and this 4-legged fur ball that tends to make a mess of everything.  But it’s cool.  We love him.  But it would be pretty cool to have a house pretty enough to be in a magazine.  Someday!

So this is where you can follow along with each and every post.  Oh and if you still have no idea what the 31 day series is all about, this is a great place to start, since The Nester herself is the one who brilliantly came up with it!


1. Introduction – 31 Days: It’s Happening

2. Creating a Cleaning Schedule and Walking on the Moon

3. Five More Cleaning Lists

4. The Friday Five: This mess is a place!

5. A Homey House at No Cost {Part 1}

6. Sunday Home Inspiration

7.  Clean Comforter and Pets.  Is it Possible to Have Both?

8. When Your Dog Cries With You

9. Food For Comfort: No Pasta Zucchini Lasagna

10. Fall Showed Up In The Kitchen

11. The Friday Five: Fallify – It’s a Thing

12. A Homey House at No Cost {Part 2}

13. Sunday Home Inspiration

14. Most Embarrassing Thing Ever.  Oh, and Don’t You Love Paint?

15. Say Grace – Small Reminders for Every Day

16. Spaghetti Squash with Bolognese Sauce

17. The Day I Walked Through a $3.7 Million House

18. The Friday Five: A Few Good Words

19. A Homey house at No Cost {Part 3}

20. Sunday Home Inspiration

21. All You Need is Chili

22. Home is Where Your Husband Writes Your Blog Posts

23. Work With What You’ve Got

24. My First Ever: Pumpkin Pie

25. The Friday Five: Random Bits

26. A Homey House at No Cost {Part 4}

27. Sunday Home Inspiration

28. “Happier at Home”

29. Carrot Cake from Scratch – I made that!

30. 5 Ways to Be a Better Hostess

31. A 31 Day Reflection: What I Learned




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  • Reply Achieving Clarity

    Love your series logo. It is beautiful and it is the absolute truth!

    October 1, 2013 at 9:34 pm
    • Reply Thalita

      That is so nice!!! You know, I mulled over that logo for SO.MANY.HOURS! Crazy, right? Your comment totally made it worth the time! :)

      October 2, 2013 at 8:55 pm
  • Reply Raven Corwin, aka Meggie

    I look forward to this series. Anything to make life easier on my OCD (yep, me too). You are sharing a lot of good ideas from what I’ve read so far (I think I am reading things out of order, though, this week!). Looking forward to more of your good advice!

    October 5, 2013 at 12:31 am
    • Reply Thalita

      SO glad to know I’m not alone! And hey, out of order or not, I just love that you’re actually reading the stuff! :)

      October 8, 2013 at 6:41 pm
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