Last night, we threw a little dinner party for a few friends–fried chicken, classic summer-in-the-South fare straight from the garden, cocktails, espresso. Sparkling conversation with good food is the perfect way to spend a Wednesday, don’t you think?
Then, after everyone had gone, we took a little time to clean up the joint. Sure our tummies were full and our heads were a little light, but if there’s one thing that can absolutely ruin a perfect dinner party, it’s the morning after!
So we loaded the dishwasher, changed the tablecloth, and neatly stacked the freshly washed china to dry.
This morning, we came down to a tidy dining room and then steeped our coffee beside all those clean dishes.
I think half the battle of having a peaceful home (& mind) is discovering little things like this that set you up for success.