Menu plan – 4 August 2020

First up, here’s my mini video from Instagram this morning where I talk about the Flylady focus for Tuesday and my menu planning…

From my Instagram TV this morning

Menu planning is simply a framework. Do you need an easy meal for an evening that you are heading out to an activity? Do you want to make a more complicated dish at the weekend, when you have a little more time? Who is going to be home for dinner each day? Are you going to cook a double batch and freeze one? Don’t worry if your plans change and you end up making something different. I jot down a rough menu and we often decide on the day what we are going to cook. The aim is to have food in the house and a basic plan, so we are not stressing every day. So what’s for dinner at Casa Copenhagen? Read on, Macduff! If I don’t specify otherwise, we usually have a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side of all our dinners.

  • Nasi goreng (fried rice with veggies, sauce and topped with a fried egg)
  • simple penne pasta with onion, pieces of salsiccia Italian sausage, tomatoes, basil and cream
  • Coronation Chicken Salad (a 5 minute wonder, so easy and tasty – my video is here) using some leftover chicken from the freezer
  • Bao buns with pulled pork (made in my Instant Pot on the slow cooker setting), red onion, coriander and salad
  • Panang curry with cauliflower and tofu (made in my Instant Pot), served with rice (using the “pot in pot” method in the Instant Pot)
  • one day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need used up, or Danish smørrebrød (ryebread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • my son is making Thai Larb salad for us yet again (yes, we absolutely love it – so fresh and zingy!) with pork and mango and extra noodles to pad it out a bit

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! And remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95

My recipes and crafts playlist

VIDEO Your Monday Motivation – it’s Flylady time! Summer routines check-in!

Happy Monday morning! I love Mondays – a fresh start! I’m still on vacation (staycation…) but am checking in with a YouTube video today to give you some Monday motivation. Your simple Flylady routines keep things ticking along nicely and ensure that you can enjoy what the day brings!
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Your Monday motivation!

If you need to take a look at the basics again, my Flylady Refresher Course videos are here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED-1vdMwaAhm7Z_3Br__gals

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


This week’s OOTDs (outfit of the day), 2 August 2020

Happy Sunday, dear readers! My DDH (dear Danish hubby) and I managed a few days away together at our cabin on the south coast of Sweden this week and had the most terrific weather. Sunshine AND heat, woo hoo! Beautiful sunsets, alfresco meals and icecream plus, of course, visits from our neighbours’ cat!

I always pack very simply when we go to our cabin: a few key pieces which can be mixed and matched. I use the Dressing Your Truth system for my capsule wardrobe (my energy type is 1/4) and it makes it very simple to make outfits, whatever the weather. I keep quite a few basics at the cabin (makeup/hair products, underwear, a few old pieces of clothing such as jeans, tops, sweaters, swimming and sports gear, sneakers and flip flops) which saves me bringing things back and forwards. But on with this week’s outfits!

The beach at our Swedish cabin where I enjoy morning, afternoon and evening swims!

Have a super Sunday, wherever you are in the world!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

If you’d like to see more about my wardrobe, “come along” to our famous Clothes Swap Parties, and see why I love using the Dressing Your Truth system, see my YouTube series! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED-_AxzW73x4ZWtikVFAvDQW


MINI VIDEO Friday Routine check-in

Get your Routines done so you can truly enjoy what the day has to offer! ☕☀️🖐😃🇸🇪

Routines on vacation

Have a fabulous Friday!

LLAP! May the Danish (and Swedish) be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Daily focus for the week: adjust to your schedule

An old video of mine where I talk about routines during vacation and the summer… https://youtu.be/DgVcPwPAv80


This week’s Flylady Zone/declutter (2 zones)

Another quick check-in from our staycation with an update on this week’s Flylady zone cleaning and decluttering! Hope you are all enjoying some sunshine wherever you are in the world. Beautiful sunshine this morning when I had my breakfast swim down at the sea but, this afternoon, as I type this, the rain is pouring down outside!

But on to our zone cleaning – working in zones 5 and 1 this week! (Last week we were working in zone 4, the bedroom.) If you’re new to Flylady, remember that the key to your success is being consistent with each part of the system, before adding in new elements. First comes your daily routines (Morning and Evening). Then you add in the Weekly Home Blessing Hour (the upkeep clean of the “high traffic” areas of your house). And once you feel comfortable with those (= being consistent!) can begin to add in some Zone cleaning. (I have Zone lists in my Hygge Home folder (Flylady Control Journal), including ideas for pampering and gardening by zone (you can see them here.)

This is a split week with two zones, because we are crossing from one month to the next. When I did my Weekly Home Blessing Hour (see Monday’s post), I spent a few extra minutes when I was dusting and vacuuming in the living room (zone 5), getting right into the corners and underneath the furniture. That eliminates the need for me do those tasks in my detailed clean of the area. I also took a few minutes to take a look at the room and see if there was anything which could be decluttered or put away, or moved to a different area in the house (sometimes we get used to things being there…). I also checked through our DVDs and games, and found a few to declutter. Plus some candlesticks which we won’t ever use. Woo hoo, it all adds up!

This week’s second zone is Zone 1 (the entry, hall, dining room). Last time when we were in this zone, I did quite a lot in the hall/entryway, so today I wanted to concentrate on the dining room. My husband has been using it as his makeshift office during Lockdown (since the beginning of March). Today I gave the windows a quick “skoosh skoosh” clean/removed the insects from the windowsills, dusted the corners and ceilings, then wiped down the baseboards. A short but thorough vacuuming session (there were quite a few spiders’ webs) so now the basics are done. I’m not exactly sure how long I spent because I was engrossed in an audiobook (a great way to forget the time!) but it was probably just 20 minutes in total. It really doesn’t take long to get that clean feeling!

And to finish, I replaced the felt pads on the bottom of some of the chairs and the footstool (made by my Dearly-Departed-Danish-Father-in-Law). Done – feeling accomplished!

If you want me to “clean along with you”, you can find my YouTube cleaning and decluttering videos here.

Don’t forget that one of the essential parts of the Flylady system is looking after yourself. Which is just as important as taking care of your family and your home. Take time for yourself, every single day – it doesn’t have to cost money or take a lot of time and energy. I enjoyed putting on a few drops of Eau Dynamisante by Clarins (a scent I’ve been using every summer for the past 30 years) after my morning swim. It never fails to put me in a summer mood, whatever the Danish weather! And I’ll enjoy a “virtual escape” to a Seaside Hotel tonight (another episode of the Danish TV series Badehotellet – watching the entire series is one of my summer goals).

LLAP! May the Danish (summer) hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

PS: Need help with cleaning and decluttering? I’m here to hold your hand! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8Wax351mgTMw2dcA8XvrqQ


Menu plan – 28 July 2020

Woo hoo, it’s Tuesday – “Plan and Play” day in Flylady land – which means it’s the day you sit down with your diary and a cup of tea, set a timer for 10 minutes and look ahead at what is coming up. (A little forward planning is preferable to being caught off guard…) Pay bills online, send a birthday greeting to someone, make your menu plan/Errand list. (If you’re interested in the Flylady’s “daily focus” system – a simple way to keep you organised from Monday to Sunday – I have videos about it here.) I like to keep things simple while menu planning so usually it will be family favourites or tried and trusted recipes with one or two new dishes thrown in. But, as we have a little more time right now (we are on staycation), and my son is expanding his culinary repertoire (he’ll be moving into his own flat when he starts university in September), we’ve been trying out quite a few new recipes recently. So what’s for dinner at Casa Copenhagen? Read on, Macduff! If I don’t specify otherwise, we usually have a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side of all our dinners.

  • oven roasted ratatouille (aubergine, courgette, red pepper, tomatoes, onion, garlic, basil, olive oil) with goat’s cheese and crusty bread
  • a “clean out the fridge” risotto in my Instant Pot. Making risotto with the pressure cooker method is so quick and easy. Gone are the days when you had to stand at the stove for a good half hour stirring the pot…and it tastes brilliant! Going in the risotto this week: olive oil, garlic, red onion, bacon, arborio rice, white wine, stock. With some leftover chicken, grated gruyère cheese and rucola/rocket added just before serving.
  • stegt flæsk med persillesovs – a Danish classic. Crispy slices of fried belly pork with a creamy parsley sauce, boiled baby potatoes and carrots
  • homemade lasagne (made by dear hubby) with a rucola salad
  • Spanish tortilla (potato and onion omelet – a Basque friend taught me how to make this about 25 years ago) with chorizo sausage
  • the French bistro classic – a Croque Madame (cheese and ham toast with béchamel sauce, topped with a fried egg) and a mixed green salad
  • one day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need used up, or Danish smørrebrød (ryebread open sandwiches with various toppings)
  • out to dinner with the family, yay! Not something we do very often, but a nice treat for our staycation! Our first choice is usually Asian food, otherwise French bistro.

Menu planning is a great tool to avoid overspending on our weekly food shop, and it ensures that we keep making healthy choices. Knowing that you have food in the fridge/pantry – and having a few ideas of what you can make with it – is a great stress reliever. Just remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95

My recipes and crafts playlist

New Monday, new week, new goals?

Happy Monday morning from (currently sunny) Copenhagen where I’m enjoying my staycation with the family! During the summer I try whenever possible to eat my breakfast down by the sea, combining it with my morning swim. My Besties couldn’t join me today, but I enjoyed a nice chat with the ladies at the bathing club – plus a chapter or two of my book – soaking up the suns rays. Bliss! (The rain will return soon enough, probably this afternoon.) My breakfast today was porridge oats with milk, cocoa nibs and fresh raspberries (my favourite fruit). Hot coffee with a wee splash of milk. Delicious!

Breakfast swim plus a few chapters…bliss!

I love the promise that Monday brings – a fresh start! We aren’t worrying about what happened last week. We are looking ahead and looking FORWARD to a new week. What are we going to achieve? What are your goals this week? Mine is very simple: to preserve the status quo!

Mondays for me usually include a spot of cleaning: my Flylady Weekly Home Blessing (a short upkeep clean of the “high traffic” areas of the house). You can find my “cheat sheet” for the tasks here in this blogpost. Sometimes I spread it over the week doing a couple of tasks per day (changing the sheets most often at the weekend) and sometimes I do it all at once. There is no rhyme or reason to it – it depends on my mood/the season/our plans.

But I’ve learned over the years to make sure to get it done, even during vacation time. Because otherwise things at home tend to start sliding…usually backwards! LOL! And, besides, I enjoy living in a cosy and clean home! I have lots of YouTube videos where I explain the Weekly Home Blessing Hour and “clean with you”. Click here for those.

Sometimes I set my timer and do 5-10 minutes on each task, most often I put on my cordless headphones and work on each task for one or two songs. But today I listened to my audiobook while I whizzed around. Then, when I had ticked off my tasks, I “rewarded” myself with picking some of our garden hydrangea/hortensia (currently in full bloom) to put on our nicely polished coffee table in the living room. All done (and dusted), woo hoo!

Hope you’re having a marvelous Monday! Enjoy what the week ahead has to offer!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Weekly Home Blessling Hour https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED9z6PKxuWBFoCbiq6jw_j-A


This week’s OOTDs (outfit of the day), 26 July 2020

Happy Sunday morning! It’s been another week of mixed summer weather here in Copenhagen (we often experience all four seasons in the space of an afternoon) with rather a lot of rain! ☔☔☔

Good weather for ducks!

But, hey ho, the sun HAS been shining and the temperatures HAVE been mild, so I have made an effort to wear more dresses this week, woo hoo! Just to recap, I use the Dressing Your Truth system for my capsule wardrobe and my energy type is 1/4. In the summer I like to wear dresses and jumpsuits: they are a nice easy “all in one” option. I’m really not a fan of skirts – I can’t remember the last time I wore one – and keep only one or two basic ones in wardrobe. Jumpsuits are a great option for me as they are so great for cycling and moving around!

Pink to make the boys wink! (Stripey blouse from a Swedish charity shop)
Navy polka dots and hot pink

If you’d like to see more about my wardrobe, “come along” to our famous Clothes Swap Parties, and see why I love using the Dressing Your Truth system, see my YouTube series! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED-_AxzW73x4ZWtikVFAvDQW

Enjoy your Sunday! And remember that you can always make your own sunshine! ☀️

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


This week’s Flylady Zone/declutter

We’re very much in Danish summer mode right now, and that means I’m keeping to my – very basic – Flylady routines. What does that entail? Doing a daily LOL (load of laundry), knowing what’s for dinner (my menu planning posts are here), choosing my outfit for the next day, setting my timer for a 5 minute PUPA (“pick up and put away”) in our main rooms whenever necessary. No hard graft, just a few minutes here and there. But, by doing these basics, I keep things ticking along nicely, leaving me to enjoy whatever the day brings! Usually starting with a bike ride down to the sea and a breakfast swim with my Besties… 🌊⚓🏊‍♀️☕😃

If you follow my YouTube channel, you’ll know that I take the same “keep it simple, Sweetie” approach to Flylady Zone cleaning. A few minutes here and there during the week really adds up. Remember to be consistent with your Weekly Home Blessing Hour (the upkeep clean of the “high traffic” areas of your house) before you start Zone cleaning. Get your priorities right: daily Routines, Weekly Home Blessing Hour then Zone cleaning. I have Zone lists in my Hygge Home folder (Flylady Control Journal), including ideas for pampering and gardening by zone (you can see them here).

This week is Zone 4 (master bedroom) and I’ve done the basics. Put things away/removed the rubbish. A quick detailed vacuum (area rugs, underneath the bed, behind the rollaway beside cabinets, skirting boards). Dusted off the flat surfaces. A quick “skoosh skoosh” of the windows/mirrors. Wiped the light switches/door knobs/handles. If you want me to “clean along with you”, you can find my YouTube cleaning and decluttering videos here.

And what about decluttering? Well, when I was choosing my outfit yesterday, I found a few tops that I’m ready to let go of. I also took a look through my bangles/bracelets collection, and decluttered a small pile. Plus there were a few pairs of earrings which I never wear, so they are going too. Everything is now in the bag I keep at the bottom of my wardrobe, ready for our next Clothes Swap Party! (You can see our parties here – always great fun, and with the most wonderful food!)

Talking of food, it’s time for a quick cuppa in the garden (with some fresh wienerbrød) while the sun shines here in Copenhagen! And our red squirrels are having a short snack break too. Remember to take time for yourself, every single day!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

PS: Need help with cleaning and decluttering? I’m here to hold your hand! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8Wax351mgTMw2dcA8XvrqQ


Menu plan – 21 July 2020

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen! Hubby and I enjoyed a long weekend (just the two of us) at our cabin on the south coast of Sweden and – bonus – there was a heatwave. We ate all our meals outside and I had three seaswims a day (before breakfast, lunch and dinner). Bliss! We also played Rummikub (something we always do when we are on vacation: the Rummikub box is the first thing to be packed) so we really feel like we’ve been on a mini holiday, ha ha!

Anyway, we’re now back in Copenhagen and, as it’s Tuesday (“Plan and Play Day” if you are using the Flylady system’s Daily Focus idea), I’ve been planning this week’s menu. I try to keep things as simple as possible: old family favourites plus one or maximum two new dishes to try. So what’s for dinner at Casa Copenhagen? Read on! If I don’t specify otherwise, we usually have a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side.

  • Vegetable tagliatelle with pesto
  • Massaman Curry made in the Instant Pot, served with basmati rice (using the “Pot in Pot” Instant Pot method)
  • Roast chicken with a goat’s cheese salad and gratin dauphinois
  • Chicken tray bake Sicilian-style (our son is cooking this, recipe from the Emily Kydd cookbook “Quick and Simple = Delicious” which I’ve mentioned several times – link to the recipe here)
  • Mustard pork with cider caramelised apples (again, our son is cooking this one, and it’s from the Emily Kydd cookbook mentioned above)
  • Breakfast for dinner (which is usually fried or scrambled eggs, bacon or sausages, waffles or pancakes, cheese, veggies or fruit and orange juice to drink)
  • One day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need used up, or Danish smørrebrød (ryebread open sandwiches with various toppings)

Remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95

My recipes and crafts playlist

MINI VIDEO Good morning from Sweden!

Swim in the Baltic Sea before breakfast!

Good morning! Quick swim in the Baltic Sea before breakfast then will finish my morning routine and enjoy what Saturday has to offer. Have a wonderful day!

You can see my Denmark, hygge and travel videos here https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED_P4L-PIj6cNRC2m1Mg3Nbd

LLAP! May the Danish (and Swedish) hygge be with you! Hugs

Diane


This week’s OOTDs (outfit of the day) and sea swims

Here we go with another week of outfits and skinny dip seaswims with my Danish Besties! As you’ll soon see, it’s been a week of…stripes! (Polka dots and stripes are my absolute favourite prints.) I love the Dressing Your Truth system which gives me a capsule wardrobe and covers me for all four seasons… Here in Denmark we often experience all four seasons in the course of an afternoon! The summer weather here in Copenhagen has (again) been mixed, so as usual it is essential to layer…adding extra layers in the morning/evening, peeling them off in the afternoon. I use the Flylady system to keep me ticking along, and part of that includes looking out my outfit the day before. No excuses for hanging around in the morning, wasting time wondering what to wear. (I usually choose my outfit when I’m putting away the day’s load of laundry, and hang my outfit on the back of our bedroom door.)

“Afternoon tea” sea swim (Chaya “cream” tea and Swiss Roll)

If you want to know more about my wardrobe, see our famous Clothes Swap Parties, and why I love using the Dressing Your Truth system, see my YouTube series! https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED-_AxzW73x4ZWtikVFAvDQW

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


This week’s Flylady Zone 3 work (bathroom plus one other room)

Good morning from rather dull Copenhagen where I got my Morning Routine done early and have been for my breakfast swim/bike ride with one of my Besties, woo hoo! I enjoyed scrambled eggs with sweet chili sauce and fresh coriander, Vibeke had hot porridge. Plus hot tea in our china cups…

Breakfast

In Monday’s post you saw what I did for this week’s upkeep clean (the Flylady “Weekly Home Blessing Hour”. And in Tuesday’s post I told you what we have planned for dinner this week. For detailed cleaning we’re in Flylady Zone 3 this week (bathroom plus one other room). If you are new to Flylady, or need help understanding how the system works, I have a Flylady Refresher Course on YouTube!

This week I’m focusing on our main bathroom – I’ve looked at my detailed cleaning list from last time we were in this zone and have been checking off a few tasks, most of them only take a few minutes but give a nice clean feeling to the room…washing out the rubbish bin, dusting off the plants/watering them, changing over the bath mat, scrubbing the drain cover.

I also like to “shop”, “garden” and “pamper” by Flylady zone (ideas for zone 3 are here) to keep things interesting. So I’ve added some bathroom necessities to this week’s Errand List (toilet roll, shampoo, etc) and last night I repainted my toenails and did a facemask. Please don’t save these things for a “special occasion”. Every day is the special occasion!

Remember that the aim is not to get everything checked off the list, but to keep moving slowly forward. You can find detailed cleaning lists for all the zones on the Flylady website. You can also “copy and paste” my list into your own document and add your own ideas.

CLEAN

Scan the room, put things away
Dust ceiling/corners
Wipe skirting boards
Dust flat surfaces/window sills
Wipe door handles/light switches/
fingerprints or marks on walls
Shine windows, mirrors
Detailed vacuum session
Mop
Wash bathrug
Wipe down shower/bath/sink (inside and out)
Straighten cabinets
Empty/wash rubbish bin
Clean fan extractor
Clean shower drain cover
Dust/water plants
Wash brushes/combs
Rotate seasonal items/candles

DECLUTTER

Empty bottles
Raggedy towels/facecloths
(donate or cut up and use as rags)
Medicine, first aid supplies
Makeup and toiletries
Bubble bath/shower gel
Hair products and accessories

PROJECTS

Clean grout/reapply

So far so good this week! Have a wonderful Wednesday and remember to make your own sunshine!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane


Menu plan – 14 July 2020

Good morning from slightly sunny Copenhagen where I’ve just been for my usual skinny dip seaswim and breakfast with my Besties (today I had raw porridge oats with chia seeds, raisins and cold milk)!

It’s Tuesday which is Plan and Play Day in Flylady Land so, as usual, I’m planning this week’s menu. Saves money, saves time and, most importantly, it saves a lot of stress! What’s for dinner at Casa Copenhagen? Quite a few of our simple, family favourite dishes plus we’ll be trying out an Instant Pot recipe which gets great reviews on the Instant Pot UK Facebook group – let’s see how it goes!

If I don’t specify otherwise, we usually have a salad or a platter of raw fresh vegetables (cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, cauliflower florets, etc) on the side.

My twist on Shepherd’s Pie! (YouTube video below)
  • Burritos (I have some leftover burrito filling in the freezer) with salad, crème fraîche, cheddar, salsa, etc
  • My “twist” on Shepherd’s Pie – so easy and tasty! https://youtu.be/b3Eext3iq54
  • Salade Nicoise with croutons (using up old bread)
  • IKEA Swedish meatballs with gravy (I have some leftover homemade gravy in the freezer), baby potatoes and warm red pickled cabbage.
  • Instant Pot Thai Larb from the Feisty Tapas blog. We often make Thai Larb salad from Jennifer Joyce’s book “My Asian Kitchen” so I’m really curious to see how the hot version of Thai Larb measures up. Here’s the recipe we’ll be using https://www.feistytapas.com/2018/02/instant-pot-thai-pork-larb-recipe-thai/
  • Teriyaki chicken salad with fresh orange
  • One day of the week is usually leftovers, a frittata/quiche made with any veggies which need used up, or Danish smørrebrød (ryebread open sandwiches with various toppings)
My “twist” on Shepherd’s Pie

Whatever you’re planning for dinner, remember to K.I.S.S. – Keep It Simple, Sweetie! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday!

Homemade “clean out the fridge” Quiche!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane

Need more inspiration? See my recipes and crafts playlist https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED8ZP5_UDGRXUAvbPiuxOh95

My recipes and crafts playlist

Weekly Home Blessing Hour – Monday 13 July 2020

Good morning! Diane in Denmark here with a brief check-in…it’s Monday morning and I’m going through my Flylady weekly upkeep clean: a spruce up of the high traffic areas of my house. If you’d like more help with the Flylady system, see my Flylady Refresher Course videos (I shall also post them at the bottom of this post).

Sometimes I split the WHB over the week but it’s the summer holidays here and I quite like to do it all in one go – that way, I’m free to do whatever I want for the rest of the week… I’ve got my cleaning caddy/cheat sheet at the ready (you can find it on my blog here). I wipe off what I accomplished last week and choose a task at random. First off today is dusting. Remember we are only doing the high traffic areas, this is not a deep clean!

I usually listen to music while I clean (one or two songs per task) but set a timer for 10 minutes if you have a tendency to go overboard with your cleaning. If you want me to “clean with you” during the Weekly Home Blessing, see these videos

When I’ve finished giving the living room and hall a quick dust, I like to “reward” myself by removing the old flowers and cutting some fresh blooms from the garden. Right now our hydrangeas/hortensias and sweet peas are blooming.

Change sheets. I do this fortnightly. This week it’s our turn, next week the kids will change their bedding. If you have pets or eat in bed, you’ll probably want to change your bedding weekly. Off with the Zara Home duvet cover set and on with the blue flower IKEA set.

For “mirrors/windows”, I like to do that particular task in the current Flylady zone. This week is zone 3 (the bathroom plus one other room), so I’ve done the main bathroom, the guest bathroom on the main floor, plus the hall mirror. Skoosh, skoosh!

When vacuuming, I plug in the hoover in the hall and I can easily reach the kitchen, bathroom, hall and part of the living room.

The only thing I won’t do from the list today is recycling/rubbish. That will either be done tonight after we finished eating dinner/are doing kitchen clean-up. Or it will be done on Wednesday, the day before our rubbish is collected.

Last two things for today are mopping and papers. I mop the kitchen, hall, bathroom on the ground floor (using my “skoosh skoosh” mop). Then, while it dries, I put my feet up for 5-10 minutes and go through the papers/books in my pamper and library baskets. Done, woo hoo!

If you’d like more info about the Flylady system, I have a refresher course… https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxIYCyTLBED-1vdMwaAhm7Z_3Br__gals

Hope you have a marvelous Monday!

LLAP! May the Danish hygge be with you! Hugs!

Diane