There's no place like home

We've lived in this house for more than two years now, the latest in a long line of residents who have called this place home over the past hundred years or so. (One hundred years! I never thought I'd ever live in a place of that age, and sometimes wish the house could share its stories of all of those who came before. What an interesting conversation that would be!) ...more
melanie jean juneau Wow... yours is quite a bit older than ours! I think ours was built around ...more

10 Tips On Modernizing Your Home

If you think that your home needs a good makeover, there are a few things that you can fix in order to make it look more modern. The great thing is that you don't have to spend thousands of dollars on renovating your home. You can make a couple of changes that will really beautify your space. Here are a couple of tips on modernizing your home inside and out:1. Get some ideas...more

I Like My Neighbors - But Not in THAT Way

Years ago, I used to live in an apartment - and I loved it. I lived in a small one-bedroom apartment in my favorite neighborhood in my favorite city. What else could a girl ask for, right?...more

The Heart of the Matter

A month ago I was a mostly starved street rescue that had been returned to the shelter because I was "hard to train." Read the entire post HERE....more

How do you answer the hometown question?

While I have little trouble talking at length about home and all that it entails - its physical location, its place in my heart, who and what shares my space, its appearance and characteristics, what it means to me, how it makes me feel - I do struggle to definitively answer one question: "What is your hometown?" ...more
@melanie jean juneau  Same here!more

I swear I'm not a dumbass....I'm just working from home with my kids

I worked from home on Monday.  Schools were closed….the night BEFORE for “impending and certain WHITE DEATH”.  I even reported a “3 Loaf ALERT”.  Winter.  Storm. Warning.What happened?  It rained.  And there were about 3 patches of ice in the entire county.  But….school was closed.So….I must work from home.I INFORM these children “OK boys…mom has a conference call at 8am.  8 A M!  So…you must be quiet…you must just be silent”. “OK, Mom…”  As if they were listening....more
Pecked2DeathByChckns You DO feeeel me!  God bless you......I can't keep anyone quietmore

Moving On

After Richard died and left our house to me in his will, many people assumed that I would be selling it.  As one friend put it, "It will be easier for you to move on with your life if you're not still in this place."...more

Home Decor Inspiration - French Elegance

Often regarded as one of the most romantic and feminine interior design styles, French elegance is a typ...more

Gratitude linkup - Week of 1/12/14

Participation in Laurel Regan's Gratitude linkup over at Alphabet Salad, is a great place for me to spend some time each week.Nothing can keep you in the moment like a dose of gratitude. Participation in the linkup gives me a place to be accountable to my gratitude. It's a way for me to publicly share this gratitude, as well....more

creating the perfect guest room

Right now, our "guest room" is really just my closet/dressing area. The room is pretty small and I use all the closet and dresser space for my own stuff. But it is still nice to have a room with a bed for whenever we have guests. In our next home, I hope to have an actual dedicated guest room and can't wait to decorate it so that it's actually welcoming (as opposed to our current guest room chock full of my stuff)....more