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Giant Fancy Things… cheaper than therapy.

I had told Paul that the weekend after New Year’s would be dedicated to GETTING ORGANIZED… I do this periodically: announce that THIS will be the weekend I get my life under control.

As with all my life-control projects, I was gangbusters at first.

I began a frenzy of organizational malice and misdirection— creating a disaster of the one thing that was arguably fine in this house, while also treating Elvis to one of her favorite activities: exploring places previously not available to her.

I’m decorating our old Victorian house via CRAIGSLIST… I particularly love antique bookcases— the bigger, the fancier, the better! Come take a tour and see all the Giant Fancy Things I’ve salvaged!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

‘Tis the season for scoring stuff on Craigslist.

take the full holiday house tour here!

My goal this Christmas was to NOT ENTER THE CRAFT STORE. You know why? Because I have enough crap.

Also, because I have silently led us down the road to bankruptcy via Elvis’s cancer treatments and I am trying to remedy that now by not spending $19 on fake cranberry branches and assorted other crap that would have improved my tablescape.

Decorating our Victorian home for Christmas… I used lots of evergreens and HUGE pinecones for simple and lush holiday decor.

they are a mini-version of the giant Victorian garden urn!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Whim of iron.

Paul and I had an appointment to go tweak our kitchen design over the weekend.

I was excited!
Or… I thought I was.

About an hour before we were supposed to go, Self slammed on the brakes. Wrenching the wheel to the left, she steered the car directly over the edge of the cliff.

I said – wait, Self!
What is happening?
Why are we driving off the cliff?
Why are we plummeting to a fiery wreck?
Why don’t we just go and order cabinets?

And Self was like– no one knows!! Death before commitment!!!

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel— I love the idea of using salvaged or repurposed materials to complement our old-house.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.