Never Put Purple Stucco on Your Bedroom Walls

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I have only lived by myself once. It was about a 6-month stretch when I needed to get out of a crazy apartment situation and Big Guy wasn’t quite ready to commit. It’s pretty ironic since I’m such an introvert, but financially it always made sense to share. I loved that apartment, but it had...…[more]

Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool Saves the Day (More than Once)

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A few months ago, on a whim, I bought a Dremel Multi-Max Oscillating Tool. I already had a Dremel Rotary tool, but I wasn’t using it to the full potential. Honestly, I was never quite sure when to use it and couldn’t grasp what it would be good for. The Multi-Max was a bit more...…[more]

Never Put Purple Stucco on Your Bedroom Walls

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I have only lived by myself once. It was about a 6-month stretch when I needed to get out of a crazy apartment situation and Big Guy wasn’t quite ready to commit. It’s pretty ironic since I’m such an introvert, but financially it always made sense to share. I loved that apartment, but it had..…[more]

A House Love Affair

An indoor balcony. Crazy!

My love affair with our new home...…[more]

Sharing My #DisneySide with the Girl Scouts

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If you’re a regular reader, you know that I’m a Disney fan. When I first heard of the #DisneySide promotion, I laughed and said, “I don’t have a Disney side. I’m Disney through and through.” If most of our belongings weren’t still in boxes, I’d show you how Disney runs through our ho…[more]

Dust Bunnies

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It has been quite the saga around here. The whole process of buying/selling a house was incredibly stressful, but we’re here! We’re barely here, but at least I’m not worried about the sale falling through. Now I just have to worry about this:   and this: and… OK, I could go on, but I’…[more]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day as a Family on the Odyssey in Boston (Giveaway)

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Do you do anything special as a family for Valentine’s Day? Do you get them treats or gifts? Have dinner as a family? I’ll admit… I’m not all that great about celebrating Valentine’s Day. I’m often out of town traveling for work and it’s not always easy to find something that’s kid-f…[more]

Dear Prospective Home Buyer

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Perhaps the walls aren't Pottery Barn Perfect, but...…[more]

Sweet Little Lille Huset DIY Dollhouses

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These DIY dollhouses are just so cute and give kids a chance to use their creativity.…[more]

Pushing Past the Creative Wall

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The screen is blank. I’m staring at it, typing a few words, and erasing them again. It’s sort of like writer’s block, but it’s really Me block. In the rush of daily life, I’ve lost touch with myself. It happens every so often, when I have too much going on, or when I don’t get...…[more]

Boston Ballet’s Nutcracker–Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Last year, LadyBug and I were treated to a tour of the Nutcracker Suite at the Ritz-Carlton in Boston. We were both captivated by the magic of it (it even inspired one of our Christmas presents that year), but I had context and LadyBug did not. The tutus, Nutcracker and giant bear were all just...…[more]