House renovation #3 drinking game. Take a swig every time you read the word “drywall” or “floors.” Okay, so I’m a little late on this one. Sorry about that, but you see, I have good reason! If I would have posted on Friday, the photos would have looked eerily similar to last week’s update. But […]
Renovation Update #1 here. Good news! Demo is officially finished. Bad news. It doesn’t make for a super exciting update #2. Lots of decision-making this week, and not so much doing. So, we took out the kitchen and opened up the walls, and continued with ripping out all the window casing, the floor base, and […]
I’ll be posting updates on the house renovation every Friday, so if you love this kind of stuff, yay! If you hate it, Fridays won’t be our day. It’s okay, I understand. I still like you a lot. I will definitely put together more succinct before/after shots at a later date, but these updates are […]
1. House update! We are officially homeowners, you guys! I AM HOMEOWNER, HEAR ME ROAR. We got the keys yesterday afternoon, and the demo crew showed up bright and early this morning. This is going on right this very minute. (I am a crazy picture-taking woman when it comes to the house. You guys are […]
Here’s the thing about escrow. It’s so involved, right? So involved, in fact, that you kind of stop thinking about the house itself and focus on the specifics of closing escrow. Then, as you approach closing (tomorrow, woohooo!), you pretty much have a panic attack because oh my goodness, it’s our HOUSE. We are HOMEOWNERS. […]
1. Wito starts his new school. Very exciting, yet nerve-wracking. Will he sit by himself at lunch? Praying he makes new friends quickly. 2. Final walk-through at the house tomorrow. Scheduled to close later this week. WHOAH. 3. My sister Lala is having her baby girl on Thursday. Can’t stand the anticipation! 4. Planning the […]
You all, we got The House. We. Got. The. House. CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? Let me back up a bit. So, I wrote the post. Several days passed…D and I were still in the dumps about losing the property, and we just couldn’t buck up and move on. Now, besides my flair for the occasional […]
I can’t believe it’s been almost 4 years since I did my last giveaway for La Plates. How can this be? You all need these plates in your lives, I tell ya. So, my (very high) opinion of the company and their products hasn’t changed, but to reiterate, I adore La Plates melamine plates for […]
What? You mean you don’t vacuum your house in a dress and heels? DOMESTIC GODDESS STATUS REVOKED! Let’s talk about the newest love of my life. Yes, it’s a vacuum cleaner, and although some of you might think that a little awkward, if you’ve been around here for awhile, you know I love me some […]
Fellow Pinterest fans, do I have some good news for you! For the past few months, I’ve been searching and searching for an easy (and pretty!) way to display my pins in the sidebar of this blog. Since I’m no coding genius, WordPress widgets are usually the way to go for me, but the Pinterest […]
The lovely, inspiring, and absolutely crushworthy Joslyn has asked me back for her Blogger’s Favorites feature. You can read about my favorite things here. Thanks, Joslyn, for having me!
Remember my desk? I love that workspace dearly, but we had a small issue with the painting. Not that we don’t love that painting; in fact, it is my very favorite painting in the house by far. It’s just that the painting used to hang above our bed, and even though we tried many other […]
I don’t write much about Dustin’s design firm, but I wanted to share some work he just completed for the 2011 Legends of La Cienega. What is Legends of La Cienega? In their own words: Legends of La Cienega is an annual celebration of design that brings together VIPs and tastemakers from the worlds of […]
I started a new writing job in January. (It’s my dream job! I love it so much! Website isn’t launching until this summer! Annoyingly vague!) I’ve designated one full, uninterrupted, nanny-to-the-rescue day a week to writing and filming videos for the job, and so far, it’s been great. However, as I was approaching a deadline […]
While helping to empty out her husband’s storage unit, a wife makes the startling realization of just HOW MUCH mid-century furniture, accessories, objects and art he has been “collecting” over the past several years. The perpetrator unloading the third of eleventy million cartloads.