Saturday, March 5, 2011


a few of my favorite things, 2011


How are you? Enjoying your weekend? We actually have sunshine here in San Francisco today, so I am having a wonderful time.

I'd like to ask you a couple of housekeeping questions. You know, not dusting or window washing, but housekeeping as in Merriam-Webster's third definition: the routine tasks that must be done in order for a system to function or to function efficiently. I hope you won't mind.

1) Do you link to interesting tidbits out there in our world via twitter? If so, please leave me your twitter username in the comments section below. I'd like to see what you've been up to lately.

2) Are you collecting visual inspiration via Pinterest? If so, please leave me your Pinterest username in the comments section below. I'd love to take peek.

If you are a little more private and would rather keep your usernames just between you and me, you can send me an email.

Okay, that's it. Back to the sunshine.

Thank you!


P.S. Housekeeping is also the title of a fabulous novel written by Marilynne Robinson.


  1. On twitter, it's "puddaholic". I've only pinned three things because I haven't really gotten the hang of pinterest yet, but it's either the same or "pipfugl"... I really like the word housekeeping, by the way.

  2. Oh no, oh no, I feel left out. I don't 1) and I don't 2). Would dusting or window washing do? Not that I know anything about that either. I feel such a failure now, on a Saturday night.

  3. We too have sunshine today. I've needed a wee break from the rain. I love your book picks.

  4. Neither...only flickr, which I have left a bit that bad?

  5. I admit to being quite simple, and don't use either. But then, I'm not sure I have the time~

  6. I don't do either, either.

    But I read the book...

    Please feel free to email me about any cleaning questions. I'm as OCD as you could wish.

    But constantly frustrated by the O.

    xo Jane

  7. I don't twitter and I haven't heard of pinterest till this moment. I have a flickr account, but I never really posted that much on it.

  8. On twitter (!/gracialouise ) and pinterest ( ) both. The former more than the latter.

    Enjoy the sunshine brights. It's glorious here as well. A real autumn show!

    g xo

  9. I wish. But I think my head would explode from too much computerness (my new word).

    And Jane is hilarious

  10. Pssst... do you have any pinterest invites?

  11. If I pinned and twitted I would share with you, but I do neither...

    Funny, yesterday while you had sunshine we had gloom (clouds)!

  12. What a great view you have. I find housekeeping work therapeutic but I'm not always as on top of it as I would like to be.

  13. Anja, Thanks. I've really grown to enjoy collecting images on Pinterest. It's a breeze once you get the hang of it. Have fun!

    mise, I should be better at dusting and window washing. I'm feeling such a failure now, on a Sunday night. Poor us.

    alexandria, And now it is raining here, again. At least the thirsty plants will be happy. I enjoy your book picks too.

    Anne Marie, No, not bad. Everyone has their own likes and dislikes. It would be so boring if we were all the same.

    Zia, I'm quite simple too, really. I just happen to like these two tools (and Blogger, of course). When I'm not here, I'm a basic notebook and pencil gal.

    Jane, My cleaning question: Is there a social media tool that will clean my apartment? Please say yes. Reading Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping beats twitter and Pinterest, in a minute!

    Mariana, Fair enough. Whatever works, right?

    Gracia, Thank you. The sun was grand, and now a little rain. A balanced weekend. Enjoy your autumn show!

    Denise, Head explosions are certainly not optimal. Jane is always entertaining.

    Sam, Just click on 'Request an Invite' on the Pinterest home page. You'll then be asked to enter your email address and click on the 'request an invitation' button. After a bit of a delay (mine took a while) you'll get an email with next steps. Have fun!

    Janis, Well I am happy to know that you would share. Your gloom (clouds) are visiting me today.

    Christine, Lucky you. I wish I found housekeeping work therapeutic.

  14. Sorry I'm on not on either....too busy with the kids and life...and housekeeping!

  15. One of my favorite books. Have you read "Home", a later work of hers? It's wonderful.

  16. I like your definition of "housekeeping" and think it's one I could actually love, as oppose to the domestic tasks which I do whenever the dust and chaos gets too much (or when I have visitors). I saw you're already following me on Pininterest and I don't have a Twitter account because I already spend way too much time online.

  17. no. I open an twiter account some days ago!/mariasblog

    we too have sunshine today. happy new week

  18. I'm not with #1 or with #2... but I *did* adore Marilynne Robinson's stunning book. Truly.

  19. i'm not entirely sure my housekeeping makes our system function efficiently or otherwise - quite the opposite i fear...i don't tweet, but i do indulge by following the Queen...dreadful really. And as for your book recommendation - thank you it looks and sounds extraordinarily sad yet beautiful - I shall add it to my list. I hope your week is off to a sunshine-y start.

  20. O, beautiful. Saturday WAS nice, but Sunday wasn't. But then, today was sunny again...our weather is very flip-floppy isn't it?

  21. how great day!
    ^_^ my Twitter @fedulab

  22. i have the same mug !

    [i have to go see what you are up to on pinterest... soon]

  23. On twitter i am ztastylife.
    I have yet to use pinterest...sound fun, will look into it since i am very visual

  24. Hey Denise, I don't do the pin thing, though I like the things you've posted to your virtual bulletin board. I tweet a tiny bit at RachaelLevy.

  25. Thanks to all of you for helping me update my 'address book'.

    Cha sen, Yes, I have read Home. She's a wonderful author. So far, Housekeeping remains my favorite.

    Indie.Tea, Yes, flip-floppy is right, but wouldn't it be boring if it were always the same?

    Lisa, I cannot believe you have the same mug. Several years ago I found two sitting on a curb in Pacific Heights, near the Presidio. They looked so beautiful and sad. Now they have a home.