A Room of One's Own

If you're feeling blue, lock yourself in a room, stand in front of a mirror, and dance - and laugh at yourself and be sexy. Dance the silliest and ugliest you've ever danced. Make fun of yourself and try to recover your sense of humor....more

Office Inspo

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Birthday Shuffle V - Day 1 - Home

Four years ago, I was a month away from finally realizing one of the dreams I had been working toward for many years... my own house....more

Worm Girl

I'm a mom and an early childhood educator. Worm composting happened for me by accident, but its become a regular part of my household and my curriculum because it makes so much sense and it's just so cool!It's not hard to do and I'm happy to help anyone get started. Join me in my adventures of composting with the kids. ...more

Memories of Longmeadow

Once upon a time there was a house, located in a valley, on a street named Longmeadow Drive. A house surrounded with beauty by nature and the toil of hands. This house was a haven for the occupants and in addition ...more

How to Paint Oak Stairs (Without Sanding First!)

Sometimes I want to kick myself for not starting this blog 7 and a half years ago (about the time that hubby and I moved into our house).  I could have written over a dozen DIY posts for you like how to install hardwood floors, tiles and trim, swap light fixtures, install new faucets, painting tips, wallpaper, ... My husband and I did all of those projects right here at home well before this blog even existed! It doesn't make much sense for me to write about them now because I don't have many photographs nor real time updates and costs....more

5 Steps Toward a Nontoxic Home

We are exposed to toxins on a daily basis, but just how much depends on the foods we eat, the furniture we sit on, the lotions we decide to put on our bodies and the products that surround us.The degree to which we potentially put our children’s health at risk depends on the different products we decide to bring into the house. Their exposure to toxins begins before they are even born. Whatever we inhale or ingest can have a lasting effect on our children....more
Great post. I love the plant suggestion. I really need to get rid of those awful "rubber" ducks too.more

life on the porch - tips and stuff

 Hey Homies! Let's talk about all things porch. I love it out here. This is where I live now. This porch. Eat, drink, read, and sometimes sleep, so yes, I'm a porch dweller. Dude, you can not blame me.  I'm sitting in that chair right now as I write this up....more
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