Category Archives: decorating

Scarecrows and Straw Bales

You know those people who swoon over sun, live for the summer, can’t get enough of sand and heat, and get high on a mere whiff of coconut-scented sunscreen?  Well, I’m not one of them. I have never cared for … Continue reading

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I have moved a lot over the years (and I mean a LOT), and there is always that adjustment period when a new place is nothing but all my stuff in a new building, when I just haven’t melded with … Continue reading

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Slipcovers are Evil

Today I’m calling out the manufacturers of sofa slip covers, while I’m on a calling-out streak and all. When I decided to give our living room a face lift, I happened across a catalog that featured sofa slipcovers, and all … Continue reading

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Old Houses

Yesterday afternoon, Gary and I got a bug into our heads to take a spontaneous mini-road-trip to look at houses. I love houses, but not brand-new, sterile, paint-still-drying, no-personality houses. I love old houses, and usually, the older the better, … Continue reading

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