Category Archives: Simplicity

Spray Bottle

Spray Bottle

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Every Sunday I bleach everything in the bathroom. Everything! Specifically, I bleach the tub. Despite this, I get some gray lines on the bottom. I don’t know how this happens with the bleach in there. Reading up on this I found that distilled vinegar will remove them.

Off I went to buy this spray bottle. Sure enough, those marks disappear fairly easily with vinegar. I keep this below the sink. It is used regularly with the scrubber. 🙂

Tenzi

Tenzi

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

There was a local geocaching event that this was the theme. I think it was Audrey‘s game. It sounded like a fun game.

Fritz had wanted a cap gun. That turned out to be more difficult than I thought. We saw one in Ship Bottom, I decided to drive out there for that. I knew the toy store had this as well, so I picked it up as a Christmas gift for the three of us.

This is an extremely light game. It’s like speed Yahtzee. I like it for something different.

Hanabi

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This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Picked this up for a Quest Scouts objective. We’ve played a couple times. Fairly light, but fun. This is one of those games I like that most people haven’t played/heard of before so it offers something a bit different.

This is a cooperative game. I find that I like those.

Exit the Game: The Secret Lab

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This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

This was a birthday gift from Beetle. She had been talking about these games for a bit. I first saw them at Exit 4 when we did an escape room there. I toyed with picking one up. I’m a little surprised Beetle went this direction as her interest in escape rooms is hit or miss. Nevertheless, I am happy to have it and look forward to playing this with or without the children.

Paperweight

Paperweight

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Many scoff at paperweights. Within the minimalist world, the paperweight is used as a symbol of a thing that is not needed. I agree, it is not needed, yet I have one and it will remain.

It is not used to hold papers from blowing around. Happily, I have air conditioning.

Rather, this paperweight is a piece of art. In a home that is essentially neutral in color the paperweight offers just a smidgen of color.

I live in Millville, NJ. Within walking distance from here is WheatonArts, a celebration to the town’s glassblowing history. There one will find in the Museum of American Glass a collection of paperweights from significant glassblowers.

One of those glassblowers, Tony DePalma, guided me as I made this paperweight. My mother visited me one summer and I took her there. We each made a paperweight under DePalma’s guidance.

This paperweight was in my classroom until last year. Looking around the classroom one day I asked myself, “Is there anything in here that I would take with me when I retire?” The paperweight was the only thing. I took home that day. I now have the freedom of knowing I can walk away from teaching on a moment’s notice and not miss a thing.

This paperweight is one of the few things (cast iron skillet is another) I know will go with me when I retire.

Gray Throw Pillow

Gray Throw Pillow

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

Upon moving, my mother wanted to help out. She heard about the furniture I purchased and made me this throw pillow and sent potholders. The sofa and the loveseat came with throw pillows. While I like the design on them, I would not have purchased them separately. Throw pillows are not my thing. The one my mother made offers a contrast in colors. For that, I like it. I also like that she thought of me. It’s a keeper!

Miroco LED Floor Lamp

Miroco LED Floor Lamp

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

After I moved in I assessed some things. There’s not a whole lot of lighting in here. The only lights in the living are the two lamps on the end tables. While they are fine for most things, reading is a struggle at night with just those lights.

As usual, I did some research and came across this lamp somewhere. Other than the cord is a bit shorter than I need, it is perfect. I like the variable lighting options I have on this. I am able to read without issue with this on. That is about the only time I use this lamp.

Ethernet Cable

Ethernet Cable

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

While Ethernet cables are seemingly ubiquitous these days, I have attempted to be mindful with not having extra cables, plugs, etc. about the apartment.

There is one Ethernet cable that is part of the modem/router. This is a spare available should the children bring a device that hooks up to the television.

Loveseat

Loveseat

This is a post in the My Things series on this blog. In it I chronicle items I own. I seek to describe why I own the item, whence it came, and what value it provides . . . and any other tidbits of interest.

When I went looking for end tables, I saw the end tables I ended up buying staged with a sofa and this loveseat. I liked the look and decided to purchase them too. I canceled the order for the othersofa and loveseat I had picked out.

I had toyed with the idea of purchasing three recliners and no sofas. I gave that up and opted for a sofa and a loveseat. I don’t usually sit on this, but when my children are with me they have a place to sit. That’s good, eh?

I also opted to paint the wall behind here. I love that I did. It’s not much, but it provides just a bit of difference from the off-white walls of the rest of the apartment.