The Free-handed, Two-coat Tree Mural is DONE!

It’s actually been done for  a while now, but I wanted to get this up here. BECAUSE YEA IT’S DONE! My idea of projecting the tree on the wall and drawing it didn’t work because the room is way too

The Free-handed, Two-coat Tree Mural is DONE!

It’s actually been done for  a while now, but I wanted to get this up here. BECAUSE YEA IT’S DONE! My idea of projecting the tree on the wall and drawing it didn’t work because the room is way too

Progress on the Girls’ Room

I finally got the girls’ room painted (after selling their matching twin beds on Craigslist)! It all turned out really well (which means I got what I wanted for the beds and the paint color is exactly as I envisioned)

Progress on the Girls’ Room

I finally got the girls’ room painted (after selling their matching twin beds on Craigslist)! It all turned out really well (which means I got what I wanted for the beds and the paint color is exactly as I envisioned)

Purging and Organizing

Sometimes people look at me cross-eyed when I say, “we live in 1600 square feet.” Like it’s incomprehensible in this age of huge houses—especially here where prices “per square foot” are so cheap—that any four-person family with the means to

Purging and Organizing

Sometimes people look at me cross-eyed when I say, “we live in 1600 square feet.” Like it’s incomprehensible in this age of huge houses—especially here where prices “per square foot” are so cheap—that any four-person family with the means to

Progress is a Wonderful Thing

I haven’t blogged in a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working hard on getting things done. The most important thing we’ve done lately is get the playroom cleared out. Some things we donated and some things we

Progress is a Wonderful Thing

I haven’t blogged in a while, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been working hard on getting things done. The most important thing we’ve done lately is get the playroom cleared out. Some things we donated and some things we

A Very Good, Basic Bread (with Beer!)

I am not a bread baker. I’m a great cook, but bread and I have a long, sordid history. I make bricks when I try to make bread without a bread-making machine or some special trick (like this). I *have*

A Very Good, Basic Bread (with Beer!)

I am not a bread baker. I’m a great cook, but bread and I have a long, sordid history. I make bricks when I try to make bread without a bread-making machine or some special trick (like this). I *have*

More Pillow Talk

This pillow. This pillow was fun and frustrating and took what seemed like forever. I kept wondering how the person whose work was the inspiration for this (who am I kidding? I stole the idea and might steal some more

More Pillow Talk

This pillow. This pillow was fun and frustrating and took what seemed like forever. I kept wondering how the person whose work was the inspiration for this (who am I kidding? I stole the idea and might steal some more

The Boring List

When I worked on the outside, I was a marketing programs manager. That means I created campaigns and managed schedules, budgets, ad agencies, vendors, and my managers (heh, just kidding if any former managers are reading this). My co-workers and

The Boring List

When I worked on the outside, I was a marketing programs manager. That means I created campaigns and managed schedules, budgets, ad agencies, vendors, and my managers (heh, just kidding if any former managers are reading this). My co-workers and