A totally unscientific explanation for impulse purchases.

This is a departure from anything remotely house, garden, or craigslist-related.

I’m sorry if this disappoints you.

  1. This is my blog.
  2. It was this, or nothing.
  3. I was afraid to choose nothing, since I live in perpetual fear that you will forget about me and move on to someone younger with better giveaways.
  4. I apologize for the annoying filters I used on the photos.  It’s one of those things where you think a trend is incredibly stupid, but then see so much of it that it becomes weirdly appealing.

This transition from grotesque-trend-that-should-be-banned, to mysterious-overnight-need-for-exact-repulsive-trend-purchase has not yet clad me in skinny jeans or peplum, and I am thankful for that.

DIY Vintage Brooch Necklace

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.


I have come to a moral crossroads. Where art meets compromise.

I was alone, in my garret.  Wearing my beret.  Washing my paintbrushes and eating a crust of bread. Listening to La bohème and shouting Viva la Revolución!

Decorating a mantel with evergreen garland and mercury glass Christmas ornaments.

Holiday decorating with evergreen garland and mercury glass ornaments.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Holiday MashUp: where I lure you in with an abundance of sparkly Christmas stuff, but then discuss the prevalence of luxury-home blogs.

Hey there!  If you’re here for the sparkly stuff?  Welcome!

If you’re here for my mind-bogglingly amazing writing skills?  Also, welcome.
I don’t break them out as often as the disco balls, but when I do, it’s fantastic.

Our Victorian home and front porch, decorated for Christmas… can you tell I love shiny things?
My cheap mirror ball source.

When we moved here, all of a sudden I was tasked with juggling the design of renovating an entire house.

Which, objectively?  Does not seem that hard…  It already had walls and floors and rooms.  So what is there to really design?

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.