Front Porch Refresh

I’m excited to share the big accomplishment of the season thus far - my updated front porch! Talk about thrifty: with a $13 can of Vintage Coral paint, Paul and I brightened all of our porch furniture and flipped an unused door into a bright vertical planter table. Raiding our Trash Day loot pile, we added a... Continue Reading →

Thrifty Thursdays: The Mother Haul

As I mentioned previously, I scored: Big. Time. during Burton Garbage Day. I promised a rundown of all the loot, and here it is! 2 lovely sections of white picket fencing complete with finials (look for them in my upcoming spring front porch reveal!) A gorgeous and very large paneled hardwood door  (which will someday... Continue Reading →

Rose-Colored-Potential-Goggles

Confession: I spent Mother’s Day stripping. And: I liked it. It was a glorious day - just me and Paul, gettin’ dirty in the basement with a giant jug of Citristrip, scrapers, and this diamond in the rough:   But I’m jumping ahead. Lemme back it up a bit. Burton Trash Day, or Burton Tree Lawn... Continue Reading →

Happily Haunted

I love when people ask me if my 138-year-young home is “haunted”; this, in fact, is one of the most frequent questions I encounter. Yes. Yes. It. Is. It is happily haunted. And I wouldn’t have it any other way. Every house, new or old, contains its own unique energy. It either works for you... Continue Reading →

Thrifty Thursdays: Vintage Glassware

Greetings and welcome to the first Thrifty Thursday! The intention of these (hopefully!) weekly posts is: To inspire you to go treasure hunting in your own local thrift stores with a fresh set of eyes. To create a visual record of my hoarding tendencies so you all can intervene as appropriate. Lately, I’ve become obsessed... Continue Reading →

and then it is spring

Nearly recovered from the Bunny Business-related exhaustion, I can at last look back at a truly memorable day with some fondness. It’s like labor – you see the cute little faces in the photos and forget the mind-bending pain (mostly).   My favorite part of the day was the Spring Celebration activities post-Hunt, themed around... Continue Reading →

Thoughts on Time and Creativity

The Bunny Business is over. It was a great success. And I am so very tired. My Lupus is not a fan of big, elaborate, multi-day, burn-the-candle-on-both-ends activities. To show its displeasure, my body is now acting out like a miserable, moody teenager. I am so off-kilter that while making dinner last night, I tripped... Continue Reading →

Hippity Hoppity Happenings

My mother always told me to keep things simple. Spoiler alert: I never listened. Case in point. I offered to "help" with the Village Easter Egg Hunt shortly after we moved to town. Instead, last spring, I was asked to take it over by the sweet elderly couple who live two doors down, who'd been... Continue Reading →

Manifesting Birds

The two most important accessories a Victorian house in the country can have are: Tennis Racket 2. Fuzzy, cute, blood-thirsty kitty sisters Why? These are the tools of the trade for navigating rural life and evicting (by WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY) its frequent, uninvited visitors. From mice to bats to chipmunks. I never, and I mean... Continue Reading →

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