Responses to last week’s Tell it to Me Tuesday were awesome, especially if you read through some of the comments. It’s somehow really gratifying to see how many people, given the option, would choose precisely the life they lead. That’s awesome. And empowering. And inspiring.
This week’s topic is a little more mundane, but I thought it would be fun to compare notes of what people use to turn their houses into homes.
I hate cleaning, but I love a freshly cleaned home. And the one thing I hate to clean more than anything else (besides floors, but floors are my husband’s duty) is bathtubs. Especially when mold and mildew is involved. So when I discovered this baby, I was all over it:
Mold problem? Ix-nayed. Mildew? What’s that? Arm & Hammer, you are a godsend. (Notice it’s almost empty.)
But cleaning is not really my schtick. I do it because I have to. The part of domesticity that has my heart is cooking and baking. And these are some of my favorite lovely little helpers.
My mortar and pestle: essential for a multitude of sauces and basically anything involving garlic.
Ok, truth? I totally took a picture that had the mortar and pestle in focus, but then there was a shot with this little guy. I had to go with the frog.
And my plate set. These were a wedding gift.
Actually, pretty much everything house related that we got for our wedding has a special place in my heart. But I couldn’t photograph all of it, or this would turn into a catalog of my house and you’d all get bored real quick.
What household items turn your house into a home?
I think there is real power in the human voice, as flawed as it may be. And when the voices speak together, when you have a multitude of voices speaking, patterns begin to emerge and there you can begin to understand truth. So in the spirit of the personal narrative, I am hosting a weekly challenge every Tuesday morning, where I will post a topic (ranging from the banal to the intimate) and ask readers to respond. I would love to see everyone’s answers and how similar and different they all are.
You can respond in any way you choose. You can give a fictional response or a true one. You can use words, sentences, and/or photographs. If you have a blog, you can link it with Mr. Linky below. Please be sure to include “Tell It To Me Tuesdays” in the title, and link back to this post. Feel free to use the “Tell It To Me Tuesday” button available to the right. If you don’t have a blog, but want to join in, you can just leave a comment. Please follow the rules. I don’t want to have to delete links. I like links! Don’t make me delete them.
Next week’s challenge: An invincible moment
Has there ever been a time you felt powerful? Like you ruled the world for a day, or even just a moment? Tell us about the time when you felt invincible, or at least empowered.