Category Archives: Quirky Musings

Happy Back to School!

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By now, most of us are back to school… I think a few stragglers start this week. I have mixed feelings as the school year begins. I had an especially nice summer with my kids, so it’s a bit hard to go back to early mornings and less time as a family. We’ll just have…

A House Love Affair

An indoor balcony. Crazy!

My love affair with our new home…

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’ll spare…

Dear Prospective Home Buyer

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Perhaps the walls aren’t Pottery Barn Perfect, but…

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…

The Open Floor Plan is an Extrovert Conspiracy

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We’ve been house hunting. Actually, we have an offer in on a house, so I guess we’re further along than that. But this is about something else: the open floor plan. It is oh-so-trendy right now in real estate listings, at least here in Massachusetts, to brag about the “open floor plan.” The idea is…

Toronto–A City in Flux

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First impressions of Toronto… a sea of construction.

Screw You, Jeans Police

I’m on a rant today. For some reason, there’s a trend in the female corners of the blogosphere to write entire posts complaining about the jeans other people wear. So I’m just going to say it. Go to hell, Jeans Police. I’m not sure why you’re looking at my butt and worrying about whether my…

Blogging: The Path to Jaded and the Journey Back

Earlier this week, I had the immense pleasure of video-chatting with friend, and fellow blogger Melissa Chapman (she is hilarious, by the way… check out her blog Married My Sugar Daddy). We got to talking blogging, events, and brands when Melissa paused and said, "You know, I’m just so…" She didn’t need to finish the…

#26Acts of Kindness

I have put off writing about the Newtown, CT tragedy this week. I haven’t been able to put my feelings and thoughts into words. When I heard about the #26Acts of Kindness movement, I wasn’t sure. The idea is to do an act of kindness for each of the Sandy Hook children and faculty who…