the home tome

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

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

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

two year house-iversary

Two years ago today, July 3, 2010, we moved into our house. So the Fourth of July was our first full day here. That night, we sat on our front … Continue reading

July 3, 2012 · 21 Comments

how to celebrate your blog-iversary

I am happy to announce that today is the home tome’s one year blog-iversary. Though I first started blogging about five years ago on other topics (thank you to those … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 23 Comments

song of the day (week) (month) (ok, year)

Here is what I’m listening to right now. It nicely captures the vibe of The Home Tome: it’s about having fun and appreciating our loved ones. It’s called “Home” by … Continue reading

February 16, 2012 · 7 Comments

how to treat your gnome right

The Home Tome gnome gets a gnome door, a walkway, and who knows what else is to come?

October 21, 2011 · 6 Comments

Forget SEO: how about CBO and RMO?

These days, here in the blogging world, you hear a lot about Search Engine Optimization a.k.a. SEO, which is basically lots of ways of making your site more visible on … Continue reading

October 20, 2011 · 6 Comments

fall-oween decorations

I’d like to take this moment to congratulate the citizens of Nyack on their excellent Fall/Halloween = Fall-oween decorations. I am truly inspired by what I have seen while driving … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · 6 Comments

mushrooms. are. weird.

Since The Home Tome went live last April, I have been trying to figure out my fascination with mushrooms. All I have been able to come up with is the … Continue reading

October 10, 2011 · 6 Comments

happy national mushroom month!

Happy National Mushroom Month! It is a special time, indeed, when we can all come together to reflect upon, reminisce about, and, most importantly, celebrate… Fungi. I trust that you … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

polka dotted begonia

Our polka dotted begonia just bloomed.

September 13, 2011 · 2 Comments

how to get poison ivy

Getting poison ivy is easy!

September 5, 2011 · 10 Comments

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