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Today starts a new week, and within it we welcome October, one of the best months of the year. I love crisp October because the sun still shines, but the weather warrants an extra layer. Is there anything better than autumnal attire? To that end, go to your closet, rotate the summery non-transitional garb to the back and pull forth all those glorious sweaters, moto jackets, and skinny jeans. Break out your boots girl. Assemble 5 killer ensembles to don this week. Find a fresh way to rework what you already love before you get caught in a buying frenzy. Donate what you won’t wear this winter or ever again.
If you are feeling Sunday sluggish, set the kitchen timer for an amount of time you can stomach and organize your living space. Sort the mail, pay the bills, dump the recycling, clean out the fridge. Take care of the chore that subconsciously nags you to distraction.
Start thinking of your Halloween costume because we’re having a party.
Contemplate darker hair.
After completing all of our preparations for the week, we can sit down in good conscience and enjoy the Homeland season 3 premiere without any looming Monday morning anxiety. Mini-spoiler: I heard Brody doesn’t even appear in the first two episodes.
p.s. Did Claire get a peel or is this just airbrushing? She looks very dewy.
I have a friend who takes baths in hotels, and not high-end ones either. The kind where it is likely someone OD’d in the bathtub.I have friends who lock their pets away all day and then accuse me of “not being an animal person.” At least I didn’t have one for lunch, and there isn’t one locked away in a tiny dark room in my house like the Devil’s Issue in Flowers in the Attic. I have a friend with 7 figures in the bank who won’t spring for a 4 day dress rental for a black tie event.I have a friend who claims to want to visit an Indian ashram, but complains about carrying her yoga mat around Telluride.
Remember when I went to Pitchfork in Chicago this summer? My most vivid recollection of that weekend was consuming an entire box of fancy crackers at my friend’s house. Only after a recent trip to Whole Foods did I learn that I had snacked away an entire $10 package. I’m such a shitty house guest, for real. Forgive me. Your Lesley Stowe Raincoast Crisps were so tasty I couldn’t resist. I promise to fortify your fancy cracker supply Anne-Marie. To think that without your influence, I could have gone my whole life and never tried a $10 cracker.
Hey Ya’ll. I promised you pictures of my remodel. Then I kind of panicked because I am super private. I think it is best we start slow with the seemingly impersonal laundry room. The true test of an organized home lies in the arrangement of the difficult spots like corners, cabinets, and closets. That’s why I think it is worth showing you a room as ordinary and traditionally unattractive as the laundry room/broom closet. This is not some Martha Stewart staged photo-op shit, a person actually lives here and uses this laundry room, so please align your expectations accordingly. To properly grasp the proportion, understand we are talking about an 800 square foot, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom space. When I got my hands on it, it hadn’t been updated since the late 70’s. It was a total gut remodel. The layout was extremely funky. Prior to my reconfiguration, one accessed the miniscule, dark laundry closet through a folding door from the kitchen. You can see it here behind Steve. (Also note the very sexual vinyl floors. Try to withhold your jealousy.)Since I’m not a fan of lint dust in my kitchen, I walled up the kitchen/laundry access and opened up the hallway coat closet and laundry area into a larger laundry room/broom closet. I purchased a unitized Kenmore washer and dryer combo unit from the Sears Outlet. (I wouldn’t necessarily recommend going that route on appliances.) The floating shelves are from IKEA.
Guys obsess over pushing out every last gasp of air between the trash can and the liner.
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