Liberation Road Trip: Orkney Springs

The goal was to finish the house renovations by the end of Labor Day weekend.  I came up short but will stick to the follow-up goal of taking a little road trip to celebrate being (almost) free from the shackles of construction.  Trim work and painting can wait a few more days. I volunteered to … Continue reading Liberation Road Trip: Orkney Springs

New Blue Loo

First up in the painfully slow parade of final house projects: my one and only bathroom. Backstory This is not a Tiny House, but it is pretty darn small. The overall square footage is about 960 square feet on the main floor with another 400+ unfinished space downstairs.  While the other rooms are relatively spacious, … Continue reading New Blue Loo

The Final Chapters of a Girl and her Hammer

For those who have followed the long, long, LONG tale of this humble house renovation, you'll find it hard to believe that this project is almost done.*  A mere 16+ years of my life consumed by sawdust and drywall mud.  THAT'S TWO HUNDRED MONTHS of plans, dreams, sweat, tears, wounds, failures and regrets.  And many, … Continue reading The Final Chapters of a Girl and her Hammer

142 Days of Prompts

Slowly but surely I'm getting my studio space in working order.  It's been two years in the making, and something I dreamed of for years. Yet I'm finding the transition from coffee table to legit work space a little disconcerting. I think it's a commitment thing. Not my forte, but I have exhausted every excuse … Continue reading 142 Days of Prompts

Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I

My summer o' landscaping is off to to dubious start. Aside from doing loads of weeding and mulching, my plan for the summer is to put in a side patio.  Lowe's had a great Memorial Day sale on pavers, so I ordered everything I needed to be delivered the following week.  And then came the … Continue reading Adventures in Patio Paving – Part I

Where I’m From

I have been fascinated by genetics from the moment I first understood its meaning.   I like the idea that we are created from a template, versus a random assortment of characteristics.  Very orderly. And who doesn't love the fact that they can blame all of their biological shortcomings on their parents? Which means OF COURSE … Continue reading Where I’m From