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Tag for Love: Time Spent At Home

OK, this is a controversial issue–and I’d call it a “tag for ambivalence” but Rob resisted my attempt to use that new tag (even though I let him invent a new “Teach Me!” tag)–see our May 2020 episode for more about that–but some people were made for quarantine. My friend Tom, as pretend-anti-social as they come, says he was born for this. One plus: you have plenty of time for contemplating how you could improve your home, no matter how “finished” or not you normally find it.

Of course, this is not the time to embark on a major reno–unless you’re my neighbor Lori and her family who were cleaning out their entire house on Saturday in advance of adding another story to their house. Go Lori. But if you’re itching for a change without major construction, here’s a link to some lower-key home decor projects.

21 easy home projects to tackle while you’re hunkered down

Personally I’m eyeing our hall closet, with its winter gear and board games, for a cleaning and reorganization. And the food pantry, since we found a tub of six-month old salsa in there which should have been refrigerated (see the May episode for an explanation on how that happened).

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Tag for Love: Maine Woods Home Keeping Line, Stonewall Kitchen

Co-host Rob here. If you’ve listened to any of our podcasts, set foot in my house, or had me refuse to wash my hands with Pumpkin Spice hand soap in the middle of July at your house then you know I’m a stickler for seasonally appropriate home fragrances. The one season people seem most challenged to find a good home fragrance is Winter.

NO! It is not OK to leave your Sparkling Christmas Snow hand soap out for guests to use in February!

Before you default to almond or honey or heaven forbid lavender in the Winter months take a whiff of Stonewall Kitchen’s Maine Woods Home Keeping line. Earthy, rich, but not heavy, it’s now my go-to home fragrance post-holidays. Bonus points for supporting an LGBTQ-owned company with a commitment to charitable giving.

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