You know how when you have a party you do all kinds of cleaning to get ready? Maybe you tackle a couple of projects around the house that you’ve been putting off, just so things look super nice when your guests arrive? That’s what we were doing through the end of last week — cleaning, sprucing up the yard, putting things away. Yesterday we had a little BBQ with my husband’s family to celebrate a couple of birthdays. It was small and lovely and just the motivation we needed to pull the house together. As I walk around this morning, I find myself motivated by how nice and tidy everything looks; I would really love to keep the house Party Ready for as long as possible.