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My Inspiration

My Inspiration

As I confessed on Wednesday, I have picked up nary a paintbrush or hammer in the past week. The Hubs has breathed a little easier knowing he can come home without walking into a “guess what’s different in this room!” game (guess which one loves that game and which one hates it! Here’s a hint: … Continue reading

Getting in touch with reality.

Getting in touch with reality.

Reality bites. It really does. My obsession with decorating books and magazines only serves to make this fact more painfully obvious! The latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens? Be still my heart. There’s nothing I love more than a French Farmhouse-inspired home decked out for the Holidays in vintage splendor (but seriously- white everything? … Continue reading

How to Decorate an Artificial Christmas Tree

How to Decorate an Artificial Christmas Tree

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! In beauty green will always grow Through summer sun and winter snow. O Christmas tree, O Christmas tree, How lovely are your branches! Lyrics translated from the German here. Yes, I’m one of those crazy people that puts up their tree the day after … Continue reading

And then he called me a reptile

And then he called me a reptile

I’m freezing. Like, absolutely freezing. I’ve been freezing since I woke up this morning to a balmy 50 degrees. Mornings should be illegal when the weather is this chilly (unless there is mandatory 30-minute hot showers and free hot chocolate). I know I’m whining. I miss my bed. And my blankets. And my puppies that … Continue reading

When a picture just isn’t good enough

When a picture just isn’t good enough

STOP THE PRESSES, I have a problem. Okayyyy, It’s not even really a problem (don’t tell my husband I said that). The ACTUAL problem is that I can’t seem to leave well enough alone (actually, don’t tell my husband I said that, either). No sooner have I finished one project -new photo tours of the … Continue reading

Dreaming is free

Dreaming is free

In the words of the incomparable Deborah Harry, “I’ll have a cup of tea and tell you of my dreaming, dreaming is free!” And yes, you’re welcome for the much-needed infusion of 70’s punk rock on this sleepy, hazy Wednesday. I can hardly keep up with my One Direction Pandora station this morning- nearly every … Continue reading

Thoughts on sustainability

Thoughts on sustainability

Alternate title for this post: Why I am a selfish b**ch. ***SOAPBOX ALERT!!!*** “Sustainability” is a buzzword that is cropping up more and more in books, magazines and news articles. Quite simply, it is the process of being sustainable. From the Environmental Protection Agency site: Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we … Continue reading

FEATURE FRIDAY! Or, all the cool kids are doing it

FEATURE FRIDAY! Or, all the cool kids are doing it

Since my blog roll is filling up with Friday-themed alliterations, I’ve decided to make my own. I’m calling it “Feature Friday” because, well, it’s Friday! And because I want to show off a few projects I’ve stumbled across on Pinterest/the net (cue angels singing) but haven’t actually recreated myself. Yet. Okay, FINE, you got me. … Continue reading

We’ve got pipes!

We’ve got pipes!

…And the world knows it. Well, as much of the world that has used our master bathroom knows it. In the past months I’ve become well acquainted with the most (un)inspiring set of pipes you’ll ever have the pleasure to meet. Since showing a picture is easier than inviting the world to parade through my … Continue reading

Not crazy about the popcorn

Not crazy about the popcorn

Ever since first glimpsing what has become our cozy crooked cottage, there was one thing about it that bothered me. When deciding whether or not to buy this house, my Pro/Con list looked something like this: Pros: 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths! Nearly 1 acre of yard! New windows! Updated flooring! All appliances included! … Continue reading