1.23.2012

Cleaning

Not that anyone cares, but I really like my room. I think you can tell so much about person by the way they decorate. Last night my home teacher came over and he told us about his job. He installs internet at people's houses. All day I have been thinking of how cool that would be to see so many people's houses.

But I am sure there would be a lot of houses that have a lot of clutter or aren't clean. So then I decided to clean everything. I scrubbed my bathroom, changed my sheets, organized my shelves, and read a few chapters from my new book Clear Your Clutter with Feng Shui. I know I have talked about this book quite a few times, and Melissa has blogged about this book many, many times. Clearly we are fans of the book. And I think it is amazing how much more fun it is to keep things clean when it is decorated nice. I remember that whenever we changed around our rooms growing up, it was a big project to a new decoration re-haul because her philosophy is that if you really like the way your room looks when it is clean and everything is just-so, then you will be more motivated to keep it clean.

I still have piles where things accumulate, but I do love my room and so I am trying to be better at keeping it clean because it has such a positive impact on my mental health. In other words, some people exercise for the endorphins... and I just clean my room. Because all I get is a cramp when I exercise. I digress.

Anyway. I have had fun being creative with the few belongings I brought from Utah and some of the world's most inexpensive decorating options.




Wow. That is weird. I just put the world's largest photo of a bathroom up on my blog. 

But here is the thing. I think it is so cute and it was really nice of Lizzy and my mom to give me their old shower curtain (thanks Emily for getting it in the first place). And I finally forked out the mulah for Meyer's Clean Day soap. So I think this is worth being celebrated/ shared. 

Another thing worth celebrating... Chinese New Year! Had I prepared in advance, I would have created a gathering somewhat like this...


It would involve Melissa's chopstick lessons, orange fanta, too much shrimp for me, and Emily laughing at anything and everything Melissa says. 


 Gung Hay Fat Choy from the entire Snyder clan back in the day!
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