Guest Hosting Thrift Score Thursday!

I’m very excited to be guest hosting Thrift Score Thursday, one of my favorite events in all of blogland, this week. Brynne from The Gathered Home and Trisha from Black and White Obsession are the permanent hosts; everyone links up their thrift (or flea market or garage sale or grandma’s basement or whatever) finds for the week (you can link … Continue reading

Summer Road Trip, Part Six: Going Home: Two More Science Museums Plus Big Cats

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The weekend project that I was going to tell you about today (or yesterday, really) was rained out, so instead we’re going to have travel and adventure week around here. Maybe. Or maybe it will stop raining and we’ll find some time to finish the weekend project, and I’ll talk about that after all. But today, at least, I’m going … Continue reading

Agonizing Too Much Over Our Bathroom Vanity

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Let me tell you about our bathroom in our first house, in Dorchester, MA: I don’t have a picture of the bathroom handy, but I found this one that will give you an idea of what ours was like: Source Only ours was MORE pink. Pink tub. Pink sink. Pink toilet. Pink tile on the floors and two thirds of … Continue reading

How to Remove a Frameless Mirror Like a Nervous Grandma

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Things are HAPPENING in our master bathroom! Woot! Specifically, instead of a mirror, we now have a big empty wall with ugly 80′s wallpaper and black patches of some kind of adhesive. Hooray for progress! So this is what our bathroom looked like very, very recently: An absolutely enormous frameless, builder grade mirror (to go with the ridiculously long vanity, … Continue reading

Summer Road Trip, Part FIVE! Washington, DC: Airplanes and the National Postal Museum

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Here’s the penultimate installment of my recap of the big road trip we took way back in June! Today I’m covering our last two days in the DC area, and then next week I’ll finally wrap this thing up by telling you about a couple of places we stopped on the trip back down. National Air and Space Museum: Udvar-Hazy … Continue reading

Cheap Rugs and Wallpaper Musings

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I’m sure I’ve talked about this before, but back at our old house, we had the most beautiful rug in all the world in our living room. At least that’s how I remember it. It was a big old oriental rug, mostly red, worn down just perfectly. It made the room feel so cozy, and it made my feet happy, … Continue reading

15 Resources for Choosing White and Black Paint Colors: Your Guide to All the Guides

Resources for Picking out White and Black Paint Colors

Remember that time when we spent ONE HUNDRED YEARS tiling our master bathroom and then totally abandoned the room and did nothing else in there for months? Yes, well, all that is about to change! Any month now. But I’m always thinking about our master bath, you see. I go in there pretty much every single day. I brush my … Continue reading

Washington, DC: National Zoo and National Museum of Natural History

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National Zoo: I feel like the theme of the day at the zoo was bad pictures: See? Abe has never been to the zoo in Atlanta, because he’s mostly been too young to care and because it costs a bunch of money. So we drove 11 hours north instead to where the zoo is FREE! Sometime we’ll take him to … Continue reading

DIY Toddler Water Table from Recycled Wood: The Backyard Just Keeps Getting FUNNER

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It is not lost on me that this has kind of been the summer of kid stuff here on the ol’ blog. I feel like maybe I need to apologize to readers without kids for being so relentlessly child-focused. We painted grown-up friendly chairs just last week to appease you! And, honestly, I might have more kid stuff coming up … Continue reading

Milo and August’s Forest Room: Tour, Sources, and Elaborate Backstory

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This room has taken an awfully long time to come together, particularly given that I think I started planning it in my head earlier than any other room. A long, long time ago, even before we bought our house, I came across this forest themed nursery with a big old wall mural featured on The Lettered Cottage, and I knew … Continue reading