This weekend Rita and I took the kids to the tree lighting ceremony here in Gresham. It’s part of our commitment to loving the place we are in. This is not always easy. Especially if the place you live isn’t your first choice. Gresham is a small suburb of Portland but lacks most of what(…)
As we’ve noted before, we’re not crazy about the wallpaper all over our house. While all are less than wonderful, there’s a clear winner in the most reprehensible contest. Is it this one?
During this morning’s procrastination blog reading, I ran across one blogger’s description of the cluttery, crafty, Christmasy mess that filled her home over the weekend. Then I looked around our place, and this is what I saw:
For almost two years, I’ve been reading what I call the house blogs: People blogging about fixing up their houses. There are all kinds of them, and they overlap with some other categories–DIY decoration blogs, craft blogs, lifestyle blogs that feature a lot of DIY projects. I started reading them because I was fixing up(…)
Disclaimer: I am sometimes snarky. Often times snobbish. It’s a character defect for sure. It’s also part of who I am. I’m guessing that some of that will come across in this post. I want to be true to who I am, but I also don’t really mean to offend anyone. My intent is to(…)
In high school, I was a cheerleader. I tend not to share that too much these days (mostly because I don’t much appreciate the snorts of laughter that usually follow my revelation), but I’m sharing it here because it’s relevant to today’s post topic: clothing. One of the main attractions of cheerleading for me was(…)