Spring Is All Around Me

This might not make sense to many of you, but I haven’t particularly liked springtime in my various homes as an adult – not before living here in Oregon, anyway. It was decent but disorienting in Texas. In New York, so much of what should have been pretty was distracted by mounds of melting brown/gray […]

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One Year Exactly: A Review

We arrived to this house we now call home on January 24th, 2017. One year ago. We pulled in around maybe 7pm or so and found the front door unlocked. We wandered in, taking the first real look in person at our new home (we’d been in and out of this one quickly while seeing […]

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December Progress Report

(SPONSORED) Hellllllllllooooo! That’s me waving from the depths of the hole I’ve buried myself in – or at least have been digging myself into – lately. I don’t mean that in a morbid way, it’s just that things get busy. I’ve always been a do-too-mucher, which is kind of becoming funny to reflect on at […]

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To Master a Bedroom

What does it mean to have a “Master Bedroom” in your house? I’m not a master of anyone. I can hardly execute my own will over myself. So we can take that definition and shove it off the table. I learned while house-hunting that for a bedroom to truly be considered a Master, it must […]

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I Live Here Now

It’s hasn’t properly rained in a long time. So long, in fact, that I couldn’t tell you when the last time was without looking it up, but I’ll just go ahead and say that maybe it was at some point in mid-June. And with that – this lack of looming dark clouds – the weather […]

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Home Renovation Before: Vision With Me!

We haven’t gotten anywhere near as much done on our house as we thought we would have by now. Alas, we’re still painting and are just getting ready to start acclimating our flooring to our home before installing it. Roadblocks come up when you’re on unfamiliar paths. Hell, they come up when you’re on familiar […]

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A New Age in Portland

We’ve been here for 26 days and I love it. The rain has been frequent and yet I find it comforting. I see the massive mossy trees and the vibrant lushness that surrounds me and I feel thankful for the rain – it is what makes the landscape here such a fairytale to me. It’s […]

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