How-To Tuesday: The launch party begins in two days

While pondering life thoughtfully doing the dishes this weekend, I was struck with a genius idea.

So great in my mind was this idea, that had I been a cartoon, there would have been an actual light bulb in the air above my head.

And it would have definitely been switched on.

Besides my plans for world domination, peace in the middle east, and creating the pill that magically burns fat, this might have been one of my greatest ideas.

What was my genius inspiration, you ask?


It's our new project: How-to Tuesday.

(And by our, I do mean yours and mine.)

What I propose is this: Every Tuesday, we all write a how-to post. It doesn't have to be complicated or long. It doesn't have to take hours of your time or include award-winning photography (but certainly could, if that's your thing).

Some possible topics could be: How to travel on a plane with a toddler. How to make your own curtains. How to host a party. How to decorate on a budget. How to teach your children to eat without leaving a large pile of crumbs on the floor.

(Anyone? Anyone have an answer for that one? No? Crap.)

Whatever your skills, ideas, or know-how, this is the place to share them. I will put up a Mr. Linky and we can all pop around the web and read each other's how-to posts. And, if the tutorials on the internet have led me correctly, I might even have a button for you to grab and put on your own blog.

I know. I'm the gift that keeps on giving.

And at the end of the day, we will have learned something we didn't know before. We will have shared with a stranger our wisest ideas. We will have visited a new blog or two, and maybe even made a friend. It will be almost as good as the fat-burning pill I long for daily.

So let's start it this Tuesday, shall we? Be thinking of your post, get it on your blog Tuesday sometime, and link up with our very first inaugural How-To Tuesday party.

I can't wait. I need your mad skillz in my life.

Please play along, won't you?