The first Halloween I spent with my husband was a strange one. After years of L-O-V-I-N-G Halloween, celebrating the holiday with someone who wasn’t into it at all should have posed a challenge. Continue reading “Stranger Things Eleven Costume & Halloween”
As I mentioned previously, the IKEA Hemnes dresser we bought to go with our queen bedroom “set” at our old house has been doing our new king bedroom set exactly zero favors. Continue reading “IKEA Hack: Urban Industrial Dresser”
Ever bought something for your home that was close but not quiiiiite right? But it’s on sale or a superb deal, and you think you can find a place for it? Or make it work anyway? Yeah, that’s me all the time. Continue reading “Quick Decor Upgrade: Stained Sconces”
As a mixology hobbyist, I’ve accumulated a lot of bitters over the years. They’re relatively inexpensive but can provide big flavor and up the caliber of your home bar. While most classic cocktail recipes call for classic bitters (chiefly Angostura and Peychauds), the booming domestic bartending trend has granted us with a plethora of fanciful new bitters flavors to play with at home. Continue reading “All My Cocktail Bitters, Ranked”
How was your weekend? I spent mine in a perfect balance of social time and arts ‘n’ crafts. I worked on our Halloween costumes, the dresser refinishing project, and made a watercolor pumpkin in between drinks with friends! Continue reading “Weekend Watercolor Pumpkin Painting”
Naturally, I started this blog with the hope of capturing all my wildly wonderful home projects and making you positively emerald with envy.
I’m not particularly handy, but I am damn stubborn and relatively frugal, which tends to result in risky DIY activities at a regular cadence. Continue reading “Works in Progress”
I started meal planning about a year ago, except not really meal planning in the meal-prep, fancy-smart traditional sense. More like meal planning where I pick out recipes and try to have leftover ingredients work into other meals and make sure we have enough food for lunches but not so much that anything goes to waste. So, more like responsible survival / fuel-planning, but I’ll go ahead can call it meal planning all the same, thanks. Continue reading “What are we eating?”
After about ten minutes’ deliberation, mostly around what the name should be and done with my besties via Slack and Gchat, I have decided to start this blog. Obviously.
Why? Because I miss writing and I don’t even do it that much at work… where I am a writer. I know.
Continue reading “Let’s get it started.”