January 2013 archive

There’s no such thing as stuck

stuck

Sean said that to me 2 nights ago and it unclenched my shoulders from around my ears. We moved to Vermont thinking we’d get pregnant without¬†too much hassle and we wanted to be settled and around family and in a safe place to raise a family. Since that hasn’t happened, I’m starting to feel really […]

beating the winter blues

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We’re in the middle of a deep freeze and our annual desert vacation/parent visit has been pushed back by 2 weeks, which means all of February stretches out before me like a long, unbroken…icicle. The bulk of January has been spent flinging myself down on to the heating grate when I get home from work, […]

plaster

plaster

The stairway is getting a fresh coat of plaster over the old lath – I love this rough first pass. It’s tempting to leave it in order to fuel random daydreams of living in the French countryside in an old farmhouse.

Garden Spa Retreat

the-backyard-house

My newest house-renovation obsession is putting a tiny gym / sanctuary at the top of the garden. Backyard offices are all the rage now, so why not a gym? There’s no space in the house and after spending some time on my mom’s exercise bike the other day, I realized I definitely need to make […]

Tata Harper Giveaway

New Deluxe Set with bag

I love when Vermont companies pop up and surprise you – sometimes living here feels like it’s all cows and ice cream, but then you get a glimmer of glamour through the pine trees. I picked up the Aromatic Irritability Treatment from Tata Harper as a birthday present to myself, and have been wearing it […]