Archives for January 2011

Happy Birthday, Edie!

Happy Birthday, Edie!

I shared this lovely photo of Edie’s home at Christmas two years ago.

Isn’t it just magical?

I love Edie’s whimsical and fun decorating style, but mostly, I just love her authenticity and heart. I got to meet her in person at Blissdom and she was not only adorable, warm and gracious in person, but she made the most fabulous treats to hand out! She is a classy lady and I wish her all the blessings in the world in 2011. I’m joining her birthday party here.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY EDIE!

You are loved by all of us in blogland…if you haven’t figured that out already!!

Jump Start Your Day with a Simple 5 Minute Routine

I have a very easy morning routine I follow every day. It takes only about five minutes, but this routine helps set the tone for my day. If I skip any of these steps, I feel like I am behind before I even begin.

Of course, I go on to do other things like take a shower, have quiet time, eat breakfast and all that, but these are my specific morning rituals relating to my house:

Jump Start Your Day with a Simple 5 Minute Routine

MINUTE ONE:
Make the bed.

Jump Start Your Day with a Simple 5 Minute Routine

MINUTE TWO:
Open the shades.

Jump Start Your Day with a Simple 5 Minute Routine

MINUTE THREE:
Shut off the porch lights.

Jump Start Your Day with a Simple 5 Minute Routine

MINUTE FOUR AND FIVE:
Unload the dishwasher.

Every morning. Nearly 365 days a year.

By sticking to my routine, I feel like my morning has officially begun and I am more productive the rest of the day.

What is your 5 minute morning “start the day” routine?
If you don’t have one, today would be a good day to commit to a new morning ritual!

This concept was previously shared on The Inspired Room, but was just what I needed to jump back into life after the holidays!

Related posts:

How I Keep My House Clean Enough

My Secret House Cleaning Ritual

Photo credits:

House Beautiful Bedroom
HGTV
This Old House
Architectural Digest

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