Couch Potato

The past week has been filled with extra work and activities, including a mid-week training and an extra work stint on Saturday. There was the epic closet cleanse of 2012 which resulted in a dozen bags and boxes going to charity and several trips being taken to the dumpster and recycling bins (what on earth […]

More Bedroom Inspiration

AHEM. Decorating…what did you think I meant? While doing some chores the other day, I decided to challenge myself to finding and documenting objects around the house to use as a source of color inspiration for our purple-curtained bedroom. Part of my son’s rock and gemstone collection: coppery tones, smoky topaz, icy blue, amethyst, and […]


I had some time off and was alone over Spring Break which gave me the rare opportunity to work on household projects without interruption. While I was at IKEA picking up some strictly practical items like sheets, dish towels, and picture frames, I had an overwhelming desire to buy curtains for the bedroom- purple curtains- […]

A Lift

Two posts in a day- the apocalypse is nigh. A dear friend came by today and took me and and The Boy on an unexpected thrift store run. It cheered me up and I scored a red wool coat and some great knitwear, including an Esprit cardigan (I’m a total nerd for vintage Esprit…I feel […]