The Evening

Next week I'll have some new and exciting posts to show you as the house starts coming together.  For today, enjoy the music video for Hubby's band, The Evening. Hopefully it will inspire you to come to the Middle East tonight and check them out, or download their single, Something New from Amazon or iTunes.


Enough snow already!

Happy snow day to most of you!  I hope you weren't as crazy as me who fought my way into work (alth0ugh not until noon).  Had no problem taking the commuter rail, but walking to the end of the street to get to the station was the toughest part.  Enjoy these images I took on the short trek through the un-shoveled outdoors.

Hubby's a trooper- even though he has the day off work, after digging out the covered Jeep from the above pic, he headed over to the house to dig out as much as possible.

Time for a shameless plug:

Hubby's band, The Evening is playing at The Middle East in Cambridge tomorrow night.  Stop by and enjoy some awesome music.  They're REALLY REALLY good, I promise!

Pack, Pack, Organize, and Pack More

I refuse to bring anything to the house that is not somewhat organized.  Practical, yes, but also time consuming.

Check out some of these organization tips and resources that I've been finding inspiration in:

Apartment Therapy: 6 Ways to Make Space for the New- Need to reduce your clutter?  Ask yourselves these simple questions.

The Happiness Project: One Minute Rule- This is one of my rules to live by now!

Zen Habits: 5 Ways to Lose Your Stuff (Not Your Lover)


To me, decluttering my surroundings helps to declutter my head as well.  If my space is cluttered, you can generally bet that my state of mind matches.  As long as I can remember, I've functioned this way, although I first recognized this  in college.  I'd be in the midst of a demanding design project during which I would have let me dorm room explode in chaos and would inevitably hit a mental block.  Before I could get over the hump and continue on to productivity, the items of clutter around me needed to find their way to their respective homes.  Its amazing what you can focus on when your environment is a pleasant one.

By starting our life in the new house as organized as possible, I'm hoping to set up a home that will help us grow (even when we hit life's little road blocks).