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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. This Bubble Calendar poster is designed and made in Brooklyn. We love the way it looks in our library. Thank […]

7 ways these Olympics might hurt you

1. Painful fits of Jealousy, specifically of the: Athletic prowess, 2. Hot, young, strong bodies, 3. Gold medals (or, really, medals of any color), 4. Corporate endorsement 2. Bed Sores (or, more specifically, couch sores): Some get injured in an instant when they tumble end over end with their feet […]

a thank you note to our lawn

Hey there! Just wanted to thank you for being so understanding when all those trucks, several workmen, and a back hoe recently tore you to shreds. It must have been a shock to experience such a violent upheaval – if you were confused, just know that we were too. We […]

how to reason with a stink bug

In case you ever have an infestation* of stink bugs,** allow me to share some hard-earned wisdom with you. * Infestation consists of at least one sighting. ** Stink bugs, a.k.a Pentatomidae, are shaped like a shield and apparently emit a smell of rancid almonds if disturbed/squashed/or in any way […]

birth. mix.

Yup, The Time is nearing and our baby boy is on his way. I admit that giving birth to to a little person safely and with minimal complication is now consuming my thoughts. We have some wonderful doulas on deck, books have been read, fancy breathing has been practiced. Focal […]

we’re getting a roommate!

Well, it’s a crazy thing to do, especially at this age, and especially after not having any for so long, but we are getting a roommate! We don’t know much about him yet, but here’s what we do know: He’s moving in some time around Christmas. He promises to not […]

saturday scandal

I don’t know who is more at fault here: YOU (whoever you are) for thinking that this little decorative pumpkin trifecta was yours for the tasting, or ME, for assuming that you wouldn’t think this little decorative pumpkin trifecta was yours for the tasting. Either way, not cool. Just so […]

some thoughts on ironing

1. Nope. 2. No thank you. 3. Yes, I know that my mother is a master and could win the World Ironing Championships in the categories of Competence and Thoroughness. Yes, I know she is a legend in her own time. Yes, she has been known to iron underwear. And, […]

scenes from THE BOOK TOUR

THE BOOK TOUR (caps intended to create a sense of gravitas) for The Homeowner’s Guide to Greatness is well underway and I have been having a blast. Here’s what’s happened so far… First stop was The Book Loft in Columbus, Ohio. This independent bookstore is located in the historic, cobble-stoned […]

de-sigh-n month has arrived!

Happy De-sigh-n Month! You might be wondering: why the sigh? Well, this is because I am a conflicted person. Let me try to explain… The realm of interior design brings me a great deal of joy, But it also brings me pain. I already have far more things than I […]