the home tome

what happens at home, stays at home… unless I write about it here

what it’s like to live with a packing tape and wire artist

If you’ve ever sat around wondering what it’s like to live with an artist who works with packing tape and wire (and I know this is happening in households across … Continue reading

March 29, 2015 · 9 Comments

our house, embroidered

Imagine your house. Imagine your house embroidered. As in: depicted in a piece of embroidery. This is what we did when we discovered the work of Stephanie K. Clark, an … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · 11 Comments

bubble calendar

All I have to say is…………….POP! 365 days per year. Could there be anything more satisfying than an XL calendar composed of bubble wrap? What a way to mark time. … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 9 Comments

falloween 2013

Some crazy things are going on at home tome headquarters this Falloween. For one thing, our decorative grass, above, has turned a pleasing shade of brown and sprouted fancy, fall-ish … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 11 Comments

boon, swoon

What did The Hubs and I know about baby products before I got pregnant? Of course, absolutely nothing. Zip. Maybe even a little less than zilch. Like most new parents, … Continue reading

September 4, 2013 · 16 Comments

diy baby clothesline: the hoarding starts now

There are many things I am uncertain about in this parenting venture but there is one thing I know for sure: I will never ever be able to get rid … Continue reading

May 29, 2013 · 24 Comments

minimalism no more

WARNING: The following post could be upsetting to individuals who adhere to a minimalistic lifestyle; it could be disturbing to people who prefer their living spaces to be clean and … Continue reading

May 17, 2013 · 42 Comments

laundry room button art

Our laundry room is a crying shame. It’s dingy, it’s messy, it favors function over style a thousand-fold. This didn’t used to bother me. After all, it’s just a laundry … Continue reading

March 12, 2013 · 18 Comments

taxi, please!

So the theme of Ian’s nursery has turned out to be Nature and City: this wasn’t intentional but this is how it evolved. And I suppose it’s not that surprising… … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 30 Comments

commemorative mushroom…commemo-shroom?

So my girls, Sara, Susan and Sandra, hosted a super-fun baby shower for me in the fall. It was a delightful affair complete with excellent food, adorable gifts and a … Continue reading

February 22, 2013 · 11 Comments

magical mobile

In honor of upcoming Valentine’s Day, I would like to share how much I heart this mobile we hung in Ian’s nursery. Rob picked it out on etsy. It’s by … Continue reading

February 10, 2013 · 23 Comments

from the new new newness department

We are glad to welcome Ian Fletcher Strati as the newest addition here at the home tome headquarters.  He “started” December 28 at 3:02 AM and has been heading up … Continue reading

January 11, 2013 · 54 Comments

holly jollies

Let me start off this otherwise lighthearted holiday post by saying that I hope we can bring our baby boy (due Dec 26) up a country with less access to … Continue reading

December 17, 2012 · 25 Comments

why oh why did our christmas tree turn yellow?

It’s a tragedy. It’s a mystery. It’s a crying shame: Our artificial white Christmas tree turned an unfortunate shade of yellow. Of course, a white Christmas tree is meant to … Continue reading

November 26, 2012 · 38 Comments

diy: gettin’ twiggy with it

Super Storm Sandy: Check. Power back on: Check (though it has flickered several times, in fact twice while I was trying to post this, and many in our area haven’t … Continue reading

November 8, 2012 · 21 Comments

diy: confessions of a napkin addict

I have amassed an embarrassing number of paper napkins. A whole mountain of them, all with a different theme: holiday napkins, striped ones, napkins featuring cartoonish slices of watermelon. My … Continue reading

October 25, 2012 · 24 Comments

vintage: our almost-tulip dining room chairs

When does a person develop his or her design sensibility? I’m not exactly sure, but I think my own interest in mid-century modern stuff was born at a fairly young … Continue reading

October 15, 2012 · 23 Comments

vintage: candle holder from hanova of pasadena

This funky candle holder was purchased by my mother somewhere in Wisconsin (probably in Madison) sometime in the early to mid-70’s. I remember it hanging on our back deck. Our … Continue reading

October 4, 2012 · 29 Comments

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