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Friday Five: Teux Deux List

March 30, 2012
by thenestinggame

Have you heard of Teux Deux?* It’s an extremely simple web-based calendar. I’ve been using it for a couple months after hearing about it at Alt and absolutely love it!

Basically, you type in the things you need to do on any given day, then if you DON’T do it, it just moves that entry on to the next day. To me, that’s motivating because I hate to see things stay on there for too many days.

There’s also a Someday column, which is a little lower pressure. Here I put things that I intend to do, but don’t have a pressing timeline.

So, to keep myself MORE motivated, here are 5 things that are somewhere on my Teux Deux list. Which should I tackle first?

1. Ironing board project


We inherited a grubby ironing board. However, it’s full-sized, compared to my miniature one from apartment days. I have plans to restore it to its former glory. Downside is, I may have to actually iron something.

2. Paint Drawers


I spied this idea on Pinterest. I’ve been meaning to line our 4 kitchen drawers with some pretty paper and Modpodge. (In fact, I once bought some for this project but ended up using it on these trays.) Now I think I’m on Team Paint. Downside to this? Not being able to use our drawers for several days… maybe even a week.

3. Update advertising portfolio

A couple years ago, Taylor designed this logo for me. It is so perfect, you don’t even know. See, I write my name CONSTANTLY. Like, every handout, notebook page, post-it, is doodled with “Molly.” Simultaneously, I am on the quest to craft the perfect “M.” And, my maiden name also starts with “M”, so I had plenty of reasons to practice. So this logo—the Ms, the fact that it looks doodled/written, and I’m a WRITER…well, it was just dandy. And then I got married. So, now my logo is out-of-date and my work needs a major update too. Add this to the fact that iWeb/iDisk/MobileMe–which I used to create my existing site–is going away and ugh. I hate technology sometimes. Speaking of….

4. Figure out what to do with photo sharing

I have been using Mobile Me’s gallery to upload photos to the web and share them with family and friends. I like that nobody has to register for anything to see them. I can just send the link, they click, boom. Photos. Bonus is it’s easy to upload from iPhoto. What do you use that’s just as simple? I’ve heard about SmugMug, also thought about Picasa (though I believe you need a Google ID to view photos, right?). I know Flickr is a paid service—is it worth it? Let me know what you like! I have to figure this out soonish.

5. Fitted sheet video


Ok. I’m gonna brag for a second here. I’m REALLY good at folding a fitted sheet. And I’ve been wanting to make a video of how I do it so you can be really good at it too. But I’ve yet to make it. So I’m putting it out there so that I will have to be accountable and actually make the video!

Whew. That’s a lot. But now I can at least go to my Teux Deux list and cross off the “Friday Five post” item. On to the next thing!

Have a great weekend! The kids are heading in for a week for spring break, and Taylor’s folks are coming too. It should be a fun time at our house! Hope you’ve got some good stuff planned, too.

*You do not need to be an LSU Tiger fan to use this service. But if you are, you probably should.

See my ambitious between-jobs to-do list here and what I actually accomplished here


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13 Comments leave one →
  1. March 30, 2012 9:26 am

    I’m curious to see how you fold a fitted sheet! I use Martha Stewart’s technique and I’m fairly happy with it but I think there’s definitely room for improvement.

  2. Taylor permalink
    March 30, 2012 10:28 am

    You may be the reason we call whittling down the # of shows on our DVR as “doing our chores.” Like a to-do list, you can’t have all those episodes of piling up. As for learning to fold a fitted sheet, I’ll keep deferring to you. Thx.

  3. Ty Hallmark permalink
    March 30, 2012 11:12 am

    i am terrible at fitted sheets, please make your video!!

    and as a HUGE LSU Tiger fan who is displeased with my current ToDo app (I use ToDoist), I am definitely going to check out Teux Deux!!

  4. Elaine permalink
    March 30, 2012 11:17 am

    Looking forward to the video and a week with your fun family!

  5. March 30, 2012 11:43 am

    1. Yes, I am in desperate need of fitted-sheet-folding help. I don’t have the patience.
    2. This is a good site! Don’t judge the fact that I put “Buy advance tickets to Titanic 3D” on my list.
    3. There is, however, something viscerally satisfying about crossing something off one’s list with a good old-fashioned PEN. My Moleskine will remain handy.
    4. Have a great weekend! Hopefully the weather will cooperate!

  6. Martha permalink
    March 30, 2012 11:54 am

    Love the M’s logo, understandably, as someone named
    Martha Marie McDaniel McKinnon!

  7. March 30, 2012 12:39 pm

    I’m an unabashed Teux Deux fan too, seriously one of my favorite tools. Can’t wait for your fitted sheet folding tutorial, I’ve been doing the “try to fold and then was and stuff in linen closet” method for years!

  8. March 30, 2012 1:40 pm

    I love the Ms logo! Don’t let a little thing like marriage make you ditch it! I love Picasa very much and while you do need a GoogleID to have Picasa site, your “viewers” don’t. Teach me to fold a fitted sheet, yes! But I refuse to iron anything, no matter how good the ironing board looks! :)

  9. March 31, 2012 4:44 am

    Followed on from your comment on AT :)

    Thank you for sharing the Teux Deux link, I’m a list-maker and have been looking for something like this.

  10. April 1, 2012 10:59 pm

    I’m with everyone else. Love the logo and can’t wait to learn how to fold a fitted sheet (even though my current tactic of handing it off to my husband also works pretty well).

  11. Sarah Ford permalink
    April 2, 2012 6:39 am

    My current method of folding a fitted sheet is try one or twice, then give up, roll it up and put it in the airing cupboard, noone will see it once its on the bed anyway! Would love to learn a better way!

  12. April 4, 2012 8:00 am

    i use picasa too. viewers do not have to sign in.

    • thenestinggame permalink*
      April 4, 2012 10:33 am

      Picasa seems to be the way to go. Thanks!

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