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
While I love to travel to see new people and new places, I think I really love to see new beads and new yarn. How many times have I dragged my whole family off the beaten path and down some rabbit hole in search of a shell shack that (I heard, or at least I read … Continue reading Tuscany Lace Cowl Knitting Pattern