Jadeite cake plate with matching kitchenaid mixer

A very thoughtful birthday gift

I am pretty obsessed with trying to find things to match the odd color of my stand mixer. Jadite glass is one of those things that is just about right.  I had mentioned to Craig…

how to clean a dirty shag rug

How to wash/clean your disgusting rug

Sorry, I may be projecting a little bit.  So far, I haven’t found any part of owning pets that isn’t at least a little bit disgusting. Last night, Craig fed the dogs the remains of…

Because selling stuff on Craigslist is never easy.

I sell a lot of stuff on Craigslist.  I don’t make it a career move or anything, but when I need to get rid of something of value, Craigslist is unfortunately the best way to…

x-mats on sofa

How to keep your pets off the furniture…kind of

After we got Helo, Boris went from a great dog to a terror.  His obsessive traits got worse, and he started marking all over, including inside the house.  It was awesome.  After trying EVERYTHING I…

To Do List Update

A few months ago I posted a comprehensive to-do list for my house.  It actually DID help me clear out some mental angst regarding stressing myself out over knowing all the stuff I needed to…

Pretty Pretty Flowers

Last autumn was the first time I’ve planted fall bulbs.  In fact, it’s the only thing I got done in the yard after my appendix bit the dust in October. After the dreary(but not particularly…

Favorite vintage find

Victoria Elizabeth Barnes is definitely my favorite blogger at the moment.  She has a hilarious blog that details the trials, tribulations, disagreements, and conquests of renovating their Victorian house.  She’s hosting a good old-fashioned link…