NaBloPoMo – Day 19 There’s nothing like the expected arrival of house guests (my parents will arrive later today) to get my butt in gear with both a) cleaning my house and b) decorating my house. This weekend was a blur of shopping (new rugs and picture frames), printing photos, hanging pictures and cleaning. We’ve lived in this house for 7 years and there were still a number of empty walls (mostly in the basement, where our guest bedroom and bathroom are, but still). Having a passion for photography and having taken more pictures than I can possibly count, I have no excuse for notRead More →

EDITED TO ADD: This giveaway has been concluded. NaBloPoMo – Day 9 In my opinion, there are four things necessary to make a good cleaning product. It has to be non-toxic. It has to have a pleasant smell. It has to be affordable. It has to get the job done. Lily’s Garden Herbals natural cleaning products accomplish all of these things. After our recent run-in with the stomach flu, I needed to do some serious bathroom cleaning. I put Lily’s Garden Herbals All Purpose Clean (All Purpose Cleaner – 32 oz. – $6.50) to the test. The bathroom was sparkling in no time and IRead More →

Ava was trying to tell me about something the other day in the car. I couldn’t figure out what one of the words was that she was saying, so I kept guessing – incorrectly. After repeating herself about 8 times and me incorrectly guessing 8 times she said exasperated, “Mom, you are driving me crazy.” Ha! Just you wait sweet girl. ;) ————————————————————————————————– Julian’s first tooth came through on Tuesday (6/12/07). I never even knew he was teething. Guess that’s a good thing unless it means I was too busy to notice. Seriously though, he’s been a nonstop drooling machine for months (his nickname aroundRead More →

I’ve been busy as a bee these past few days, as well as fighting a cold or allergies (I can’t determine which so I’m not currently pumping for the milk bank), and thus not spending much time on the computer. This weekend we saw a few houses and fell in love with a different one. ;) It’s actually in MUCH better shape than our last home love affair, and cheaper. However, we’re not going to act on anything until our house is at least on the market. That’s our big priority now. We also attended a birthday party, and I started cleaning out our basement.Read More →

We’ve decided to take it easy and not rush into anything with *the* house. We’ve been talking a lot about it – our likes (the layout, the neighborhood, the yard, the unfinished basement for a possible future photography studio for me), our dislikes (it needs new windows and other updates), and what we’d need to do before we could even move in (put in a dog run or fence). Since finding out it was on the market last summer and didn’t sell, I don’t feel like we have to rush this. If this is the house for us, it will work out. However, the moreRead More →

What do you do if you find a house that you pretty much fall in love with and want to buy, but you haven’t put your’s on the market yet? We found one such house yesterday and toured it today and I love it. It was built in the 70s and needs a lot of updating, but it’s on a huge (for this area) lot at just shy of half an acre. It has tons of fruit trees and berry bushes, and loads of perennial flowers. It’s in a nice neighborhood. It’s being sold by the original owner and it’s clean and been well takenRead More →