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In the midst of the short term planning (Nik’s 30th birthday!) and the long term planning (wedding!), the mid-range seems to have crept up and suddenly seems very very soon. I have movers scheduled to come in 26 days with a 5 day business trip thrown in there for good measure. So in 21 days, […]

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The other day, I stood in the light bulb aisle of Lowe’s meticulously scanning the boxes for the specialty bulb I was looking for. Next to me, a man and a women kept dropping and audibly breaking the bulbs. Not on purpose, but with neither chagrin nor remorse, multiple bulbs slipped from their hands as […]

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Would you be aghast if I told you I hadn’t finished painting the trim and ceiling yet? What if I told you that we’re throwing a party with… (checks RSVPs)… 55-70 people in… (checks calendar)… 9 days? Yikes. Nik’s 30th birthday is on Thursday, and we’re having a huge party on Saturday. And I’ve done […]

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A year prior to last Friday, I sat at a table in a tiny, tucked away whiskey bar. It was unseasonably cold, but I wore my favorite mustard yellow dress, short and swingy, layered with tights and a black cardigan. The door opened and I turned, caught her eye as she walked in the door. […]

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The trim is finally being painted! While the baseboards were already a bright (albeit scuffed) white, the window sills were a creamy off-white (and don’t let the fancy light before picture deceive you, the sills were covered with suspicious, smudgy paw prints). We’re painting everything Valspar’s Ultra White, and the subtle change is really making […]

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Before we can really move forward with the dining room, we have to pick a rug. Since we’ll be using the furniture we already own, it’s the biggest purchase we’re making, which will set the tone of the whole room. Rugs are expensive, and I’m a little overwhelmed! Apartment Therapy recently posted guidelines for choosing […]

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Nik spent a few evenings last week painting the dining room Mark Twain Gray Brick, and it’s just gorgeous. Rich and romantic, the perfect counter balance to our light and airy kitchen. I need to gear up to paint the trim like I promised, so we can get to the fun parts! The table is […]

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Little by little, we’ve been adding the finishing touches to the kitchen. It’s hard to believe that it’s been a month! Simultaneously, it feels like already and only. Some details! I added two Fintorp rails to the back of the island to keep utensils and cookware close at hand to the stove. They are also […]

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We got the the ball rolling on the dining room project this weekend! I took some before pictures, which are true to the starting state of the room, except for the test-peels of the wallpaper: The white bead board at the bottom is actually wallpaper that Nik put up a couple years ago, which is […]

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I was featured on the cover of the Philadelphia’s City Paper yesterday! Concurrent to my home projects, my knitwear designs, sewing projects and full-time job is another long-running project of mine. I’m an aerialist, a circus acrobat who specializes in trapeze. I work with a performance troupe, Tangle Movement Arts, which is comprised of nine […]

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