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Spring Clean


Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to clean and I mean CLEAN. Months of dust and grime have accumulated in the Marcoccia home and with a fresh change in season comes a fresh home. Granted our snow is still here and apparently isn’t leaving anytime soon, but we are doing what we can to encourage things to come back to life. A few other motivators for this cleaning festival that I should mention as well are that we listed our Timberlakes home for sale this week with a realtor. I will write more about this when I have a better emotional grip on it, but for now we are scrambling to get this place “show ready”. Another motivator is to SIMPLIFY yes! I love to simplify and I was inspired to do so last night by this blog I discovered here good stuff.

So here are some highlights from our Saturday cleaning festival. First we discovered that our bathroom light fixtures are kind of cute they are frosted on the tips. Huh we had assumed the whole glass thingy was frosted the entire two years we’ve been here! This is bad I’m totally revealing what a bad housekeeper I am and how lazy I am. That light fixture has been screaming to be cleaned and polished from the very first time I saw it. Procrastination is a terrible thing.

Gary volunteered to watch Ellie as I attacked the bathroom. It was a little quiet after a while so I stepped out to see how they were doing and this is the scene I found…

Daddy’s little helper. She was content in the backpack for over an hour! I think we have discovered a new way to clean the house without interruption. Not sure who was more proud Daddy or Ellie.


  1. Gary M

    I’m a Twit.. what can I say 🙂

  2. grandma mckenney

    Lights look good as new, amazing what a little elbow grease can reveal . And as far Garys way of getting things done good job a change of perspective on Ellies part was probably refreshing!

  3. Bridge

    I love it! Max and I cleaned the garage today.

    I need to email you the photos. I will do so pronto!

    In other news… we want to come skiing with you. Soon. When would be good?

  4. Michelle

    Good for you!!! I can’t wait until it’s our turn to start spring cleaning! My favorite time of the year is when it’s all done!!! (wait, is it EVER all done?) My kids have all LOVED the backpack! Especially when John is mowing the lawn – one of them is always on his back! (usually asleep!) that’s so fun!

  5. Meriam

    Wait! Everyone else is writing about the cleaning! I want to know about the “house for sale?” Where are you taking that cute baby and does her Grandma McKenney know????


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