Archive for domesticity
My tea kettle sprung a leak, and now I am dithering over how to replace it. Help, please?continue reading "Watching water boil"
I hate spending money on boring necessities, so I performed a little surgery on a messed-up pitcher today instead of replacing it with a new one.continue reading "Warped"
A few years ago, while ordering business cards and signage for his Clarkesworld booth before a science fiction convention, Neil had the idea to put one of his posters on a lawn sign. He had no intention of displaying it on the front lawn. Rather, the rigid design made it perfect for propping up in […]continue reading "Thinking outside of the lawn"
I am the queen of procrastination, so you should be impressed that It only took ten months to get the toppled tree off of the front lawn…continue reading "Our unique lawn ornament"
I visited the farm, made some delicious ice pops, and took about a million photos of the process (because cooking is so much more fun when there’s a camera in one hand and a wooden spoon in the other).continue reading "Saturday in June"
I bought a print from an old high school friend, and she featured my family room on her design blog. Fun was had by all. And also, briefly mentioned: the shore and me being at it.continue reading "My space"
So the snow storm came last night, but didn’t treat us too badly here in our little corner of New Jersey. I’d say we didn’t get any more than 10 inches. And I didn’t hear much in the way of wind, either. Whew. You know how I feel about wind. Still, even though we were […]continue reading "Last night it snowed. Today it yarned."
For so many years our family room kind of languished in beige-land, but now that we’ve finally started paying more attention to decorating it, I’m noticing something: the Clarkesworld propaganda is multiplying. Sure, Neil, go ahead and put up a couple of posters, I said. Little did I know at the time, Vistaprint was being […]continue reading "I need to step up my game"
With Neil spending a lot of this summer home on sick leave, we’ve been congregating in the family room more than usual. It’s made us want to tackle small projects to make the space more inviting. I dug up this photo from 2011, but really, this is what the room has looked like most days. […]continue reading "Family Room Makeover"
Let’s file this under “slowest kitchen makeover ever,” shall we? When we moved here, more than fourteen years ago now, our kitchen looked a lot like this: (These photos were actually taken in 2007, but nothing much had really changed in the intervening nine years, aside from a few knickknacks.) Back then, as a housewarming gift, […]continue reading "Fun with upholstery and curtain-making"