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Building Fun & A Duck A-Frame

As a person who spent a fair number of years living in far more tropical climates, and then willingly and happily decided to move back…

No Place Like Home

I just got back from six days in Mexico… for five of those days I had a decent wifi connection and really good intentions of…

March 29, 2015 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article

Wherein I Am Not The Crazy Bird Lady, I Swear

I don’t think we really need photographic evidence to prove that over the last three years I’ve become a crazy bird lady. But just in…

Down, Out, and Taking Off

Most days when I sit down to write, there’s a narrative just sitting there waiting for me to put words around it. You know, progress…

Liberty House: Master List (2015 Update)

So, I know, I did all of the gratitude/nostalgic stuff earlier this week–and just in case I haven’t made myself clear, I am grateful for…

Liberty House: Year Three

Three years ago, on the day I officially closed on this house, I started a fun little tradition of having a glass (or two) of…

To The Kids in Room 1554

A good friend of mine recently asked me to come speak to her class of college freshmen about, well, life. Specifically about how I chose…

Tile Progress, New Tools, and Ridiculous Headgear

Well, okay, so last week wasn’t my week for making progress on the actual tiling portion of the upstairs bathroom. The first time I wrote…

Downtime & Other Real Things

The thing I worry about most as a person who has been telling stories on the the internet for the past decade is… well, actually,…

February 21, 2015 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

Upstairs Bathroom Progress: The Part Where It Gets Better

Here is one of the truths we hold to be self-evident about home renovation… that shit is going to get worse before it gets better….

February 16, 2015 | 25 Comments | Read the Full Article

The Definition of Unfinished

This is the current state of my indoor workbench… It’s a pretty good metaphor for my life. Little bit of awesome, lot unfinished… I used…

February 12, 2015 | 13 Comments | Read the Full Article

Upstairs Bathroom Progress: The Beer Edition

I’d like to make a public service announcement about sanding ceiling drywall without wearing safety glasses… Don’t. Also, the t-shirt-as-a-dust-mask is not recommended, but it…

February 8, 2015 | 17 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Really Good Day

Yesterday was a really good day. Which may seem weird, because I woke up to two feet of snow blocking my driveway. My heat went…

February 3, 2015 | 27 Comments | Read the Full Article

2014 Lessons Learned: Farm Edition

I know we’re at the tail end of January already, but I’m still just kind of easing myself in to the new year. I’ve got…

January 28, 2015 | 19 Comments | Read the Full Article

A Bird A Day

For some reason I’ve put up a hoover-dam sized mental block about installing the tile board up in the upstairs bathroom. Because god forbid I…

January 22, 2015 | 8 Comments | Read the Full Article