posted by K | filed under Ooh, Pretty!, Writing | Leave a Comment

My writer friend Dana is not only an awesome writer but a self-promotion goddess. I’m told that to be a successful author, it’s useful to have this skill, but when it comes to shouting from the rooftops about my writing, I’ve always been more of a whisperer. Until now. Dunh-dunh-dunh. Thanks to Dana’s not-so-gentle prodding, [...]

posted by K | filed under Family, House, Pregnancy, Simplify | 7 Comments

The last time I posted, I was wondering whether we should leave our 1902 Victorian and move to “a new McMansion, surrounded by fabulous closets and walls that meet at 90-degree angles.” I wondered if I could be happier in town, or at least have an easier, simpler life, less stress, more grocery stores in [...]

posted by K | filed under Debates, Eutaw, Family, Mr. and Mrs., Ruby, Simplify, Wishing | 1 Comment

You know that fantasy? The one that goes, “My life would be so much better if …”? I’ve often fallen victim to this fantasy over the years, in many different incarnations. As a chubby, awkward, straggly-haired middle schooler with a penchant for oversize T-shirts tucked into high-waisted denim shorts, I believed that if I lost [...]

posted by K | filed under Debates, Wishing | 7 Comments

I’ve been reading over some of my old renovation-related blog entries, since I’ve had renovation on the brain again lately, and realized I barely remember half this stuff. It’s all a blur now … well, except bashing out the tile and concrete floor in the master bath – that I will remember till my dying [...]

posted by K | filed under Exterior, Pets | 2 Comments

This morning the dogs woke me up before my allotted 10 hours of sleep were up (hey, I’m pregnant, and I have a cold) with a crazy barking fit outside. I banged on the window, which sometimes snaps Stanley out of a barking spree, but he just kept going. And going. And going. So finally, [...]

posted by K | filed under Bathrooms, Ooh, Pretty!, Paint, Simplify | 6 Comments

My official painting T-shirt is back out of retirement! The last time I busted it out was seven months ago, when we were preparing for our home study, and I decided impulsively to paint the hall bathroom with a pint of dark green paint we had lying around. Turned out there wasn’t enough paint to [...]

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