Of Resolve

Photo: It was a splurge, and now I’m questioning its taste…. but I still love it and I’m keeping it up. The Husband put it on the wall without complaint. We’ll see how I feel about it in a week… it might continue to be displayed, but perhaps on a different wall…? No matter what,…

When You Know That You Should Feel Guilty, But…

Photo: Well look at that! DIY number 3 is in the books! All done! The dining room is put back together, I need to make some freaking curtains, and all we need now is some money to buy an actual table and some actual matching chairs so it looks like real people with class actually…

Big Project Planning: A Half Acre of Mud to Mold

  It is a dreary and cold Monday in Massachusetts. What do I have to burn at the alter to get some consistent nice weather around here? Spring is the most supreme tease. In many ways, she’s worse than her frigid sister. Spring was kind enough to grant us two reasonable days on Friday and…

New Favorite Things

Photo: With the exception of the dorm rooms that I live in during undergrad, I’ve never lived in a house without a fish tank in it. I absolutely love keeping fish–they are beautiful and add a calming presence to the house. I’ve always hoped to have a salt-water setup once we purchased a home… might…

[Quiet Thoughts] Pride and Prejudice

Photo: The kitchen island with the range hood over it. The carpenters finished up their work on Monday and the kitchen is 99.9% done. There is this one little annoying thing that connects the range hood to a thingy in the basement so that when the fan is on, air comes in from the outside….

Eris, Please Take Yourself and Your Apple to Another Party…

  Photo: What is that? Oh, well, if you look closely, you’ll see a wire danging in front of my car in the middle of my driveway. You see, I had a beautiful morning planned of some light grocery shopping and cleaning while Ursa Major was at preschool yesterday. But when I left Roche Bros….

The Heart is Beating, the Soul is Full of Laughter

Photo: The Husband shoveling snow after our unexpected 5 inches on Saturday. Poor guy. Doesn’t the barn look pretty in the snow?    When the electricians didn’t show up to work last Thursday, I was really angry.  Then they promised that they’d be here on Saturday.  So when they didn’t show up on Saturday, I…

[Quiet Thoughts] Today is Better than Monday

Photo: A most gracious and glorious gift.   This Friday morning, I need to stop and say thank you. Thank you to dear bloggy friends, like Zeudytigre, who has been following my journey from afar for a long time and wrote two wonderful posts about surviving her own construction experiences. The story about the process…

It’s Rough Around the Edges…

Photo: A view of the master bedroom this morning. One of my favorite things to do when moving into a new place is observing the light throughout the day. The house has beautiful moments of sunlight throughout the day in different rooms. I can’t wait to play with color in the context of the changing…

Light the Hearth

It is early morning and I am waking up my home. I know that I write about the morning a lot, but I think that it is a beautiful time, especially in the autumn, when we are all just a little bit slower getting out of our warm and cozy beds. The sun, too, is…