OK, back to it. With a clean backdrop in place, it’s fun to add in the pretty details. I’ve found that the boring backdrop stuff (the right color paint on the walls, refinished floors, good lighting, spackle over the holes I punched in the wall) are the most important elements to creating a beautiful space. … Continue reading Laundry Room Makeover, Part 2
So it’s a pretty classic scenario, really: the dryer breaks so you buy a spiffy new washer/dryer set as an unplanned (but money-saving in the long run, right?) solution. And now the rest of your laundry room looks downright hillbilly next to your new appliances. I mean, those babies are stainless steel! So I did … Continue reading Laundry Room Makeover, Part 1
This year I got my first cell phone. I held out for a long time because I don’t like where tech-dependence seems to be taking society. But while I still hold to that, the mounting reasons for getting a cell phone made me check my pride and reconsider. Imagine, I thought, arriving to pick up my … Continue reading Just a Girl and Her Phone
My friend Leah owns an interior design business and has to make buying trips every six months. Poor thing. Whenever she comes back I make her tell me what’s up. What’re we going to be seeing next season? What’s new? A few years ago the forecast as “industrial” and “big beds” and “black”. Then came “blue. … Continue reading Great Brass
I love summer, but who doesn’t? It’s the long days of sunshine and the unhurried pace of things. These days I enjoy my summer days by biking country roads through cornfields and having a beer with friends, but when I was young, my summer days looked much different. First of all, we didn’t have cornfields … Continue reading I ♥ Pom Poms
I’ve been away. I’ve been away and I’ve missed you! Several years ago I wrote a post about laying out a path that leads to to Dreams Achieved. The idea was that if you can envision where you want to be in five years, then you can lay out and enact a plan that actualizes … Continue reading Where you been?
I have coined a new term. “Elfwork.” elf·wərk/ n. preparations for Christmas, usually performed in a hurried or hyper manner. Now dear reader, I do no mean to confuse you. This new term “elfwork” is very different from another term I’ve coined: “elf workout.” elf·wərk·out/ n. An exercise regimen consisting of throwing snowballs and jumping over … Continue reading Elfwork