#KonmariMethod and how it’s changed my life

After reading Marie Kondo’s bestseller I have been applying the Konmari method to cleaning up the clutter in my home. It really is as simple as asking yourself: Does this item spark joy for me. If yes, keep it and place it in the proper location. If not, thank it for it’s service to you and eliminate it.
I can’t begin to tell you how therapeutic this has been for me, especially since I am grieving two cats who passed away this year.

Here are some pictures of my inspiration and ways I have transformed my home:


These are my favorite DVDs and below are Hamlet and Lucy and a Thank You photo from Clinton/Gore for support. (I volunteered in 1992 at the NYC campaign office prior to the election.)


My favorite cards that are sentimental on display on top of my dresser drawers.


I cleaned out my foyer closet. I put my best shoes on the bookshelf and placed accessories (hats, gloves, umbrellas, etc.) in an over-the-door clear plastic shoe organizer.


What did not spark joy from my closet and on its way out.


My bedroom sans clutter.

Good luck to anyone who’s trying the Konmari Method! If you have, please share what it was like for you.

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

Marie Kondo’s #1 New York Times bestseller is at the top of my to-read list. I am always trying to have less stuff, less clutter, and be more organized. I need help and I hope Marie Kondo’s book will spark some spring cleaning inspiration.

Stay tuned for a review and my real-life results!

Lauren Graham’s Reddit AMA – Highlights Pt. 2

Highlights Pt. 2:

Q: Was Melissa McCarthy hilarious to work with in Gilmore Girls? I love that many of the cast of that show went on to have such great acting careers!

A: Truly hilarious and kind on set, and then I’d go see her in Groundlings and be blown away by the characters she created.

Q: Who out of the cast on parenthood is the most similar to their character ?

A: Hard to say. Dax is an extremely funny guy who is also a super dedicated family man – like Crosby. And Peter is obviously perfect, just like Adam. 🙂

Q: Did you have a good relationship with Alexis, do you still see her? You guys made such a great mother/daughter combination.

A: Love her, we’ll always have a special bond. Saw her in NY not too long ago. I had a nice lunch with TV mom Kelly and Amy S.P. as well. We went to Joe Allen, one of my faves.

Q: Top 3 things you love to do when you’re in NYC!

A: I love to walk, anywhere really, but especially over the Brooklyn Bridge, shop with my sister, eat at Momofuku.

Q: Who would you say had the biggest influence on you growing up/who influenced your decision to pursue acting?

A: Thank you so much. My dad was always supportive of whatever I showed an interest in – from horseback riding to acting. And I had some great teachers along the way too.

Lauren Graham’s Reddit AMA – Highlights Pt. 1

Lauren Graham is doing a Reddit AMA to promote the release on paperback of her novel “Someday Someday Maybe.”

Here are the highlights:

Q: Did you understand most of the pop culture references in Gilmore Girls?

A: If I didn’t, I’d look them up. Part of being an actor is research!

Q: What inspired you to write your book? It was really good by the way!

A: Thanks! I wanted a new challenge and something I could do on my own.

Q: What do you remember most about your appearance on Seinfeld?

A: I remember Jerry was very appreciative and nice and and laughed at everyone else’s jokes.

Q: What was the hardest part about writing your book?

A: As much as I wished it would, the book wouldn’t write itself! Sitting down every day and trying not to look at shoes on Zappos was the hardest part.

Q: Thanks for doing this! You’re one of my favorite actresses. What was the most exciting or memorable moment from Gilmore Girls?

A: Thank you! Hard to pick one moment, but I remember working long hours and getting really punchy. We’d start making up raps and singing “Loving You” by Minnie Ripperton.

Q: This is more for my mom, who loves Gilmore Girls. She wants to know if Luke, Scott Patterson, is a good kisser. She was maybe a little too invested in your relationship on the show.

A: He’s an excellent kisser, but all movie kisses are weird, since you’re trying to have an intimate moment in front of a hundred people.

Q: Hi Lauren, big fan of Gilmore girls will there ever be a movie?

A: I honestly don’t know. I appreciate how many have asked. That character was so special – I wonder what happens to her too!