In our bid to streamline our lives and get rid of things we are not using, I am going from room to room now looking at what we have. I thought it would be fun to revisit the rooms on the blog. But first, I wanted to try out this for some time...making your own vanilla extract. Have you ever tried it? I had everything to do it but just did not get around to doing it. Saying to myself that this year would be different, I grabbed all the ingredients this afternoon and it is now sitting on my pantry shelf. I simply put three vanilla pods (cut open lengthwise) into a small air tight bottle with vodka. I shook it and set it on the shelf. Now to remember to shake it twice a week and then in a few months I can start baking with it.
I am going to try and spread out my cleaning more this year. It is also a great chance in the first few months of the year to see what I want to keep and what can be decluttered. Our powder room (click here to see the first post about this room after we moved) is very tiny so there is not much there and it is easy to keep clean.
I did edit the items on my cupboard shelves I have hanging over the toilet. No more ivy to simply collect dust. I see from the photos that I need to edit the glassware now too. I have started using some of my doll quilts collection here too. They are stacked on a shelf and I now hang one at the bottom of the shelf. Hopefully, I will get a few more doll quilts made this year to add to the shelf. There are two of them sitting in my studio as UFOs (unfinished objects) waiting to be finish. It is fun to use my handmade quilts in our home even in the smallest room of the house.