Look what we got from a fellow blogger! Last May, I discovered an excellent blog called, Bye Bye brooklyn, written by Brooklynites Leena and Bradley, who bought a 130 year old house in rural Pennsylvania. They are in the process of fixing it up themselves and documenting it every step […]
What’s black and white and red all over? Well, an injured skunk, obviously, but also Nyack parking tickets. If you’re like me, more than a few of these have appeared under your windshield wiper. But don’t let them get you down – here’s how you can make the best of […]
Gather ’round and I’ll tell ye a terrifying Halloween tale… The sun was shining and the leaves were still on the trees, sporting their Autumnal shades of red, yellow and mostly green. Suddenly, snow began to fall from the sky at an alarming speed. These were big, boulder-sized flakes. With […]
In case I haven’t already convinced you that the Nyack area is a hotbed of mushroom activity (shroomtivity?) (sorry), I hereby present you with more evidence. For example, this outcropping, above, appears every so often on the ugly stump in our front yard. Of course, they’re not lemons and this […]
I recently promised myself that every time I passed by a thrift store I would go inside and quickly scan for treasures. (After all, how else am I going to get my 15 minutes of fame on Antiques Road Show?) I also recently promised myself that I would not become […]
The Home Tome gnome gets a gnome door, a walkway, and who knows what else is to come?
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 Google and driving traffic (readers) your way. As far as I can tell, the goal is to “own” certain phrases […]
I am excited to announce that we just bought a piece by artist Ryan Sarah Murphy. Rob found her work on The Drawing Center website and we became very intrigued by her sculptural collages. They are made from found and collected cardboard, which is cut and intricately layered to make […]
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 around town, especially at night – we’re talking glow in the dark eyeballs, twinkling orange lights, lots of tombstones (some […]
Photo courtesy of Halloween Express. Is this costume so wrong it’s right? Or so wrong that it’s wrong? Well, either way, I just bought two. See you at the Nyack Halloween Parade, October 22!
A glowing review of bread pudding selections at restaurants in or near Nyack NY.
Are you waiting to believe in a new Tappan Zee Bridge until you actually see it? Even if it does come to fruition, we probably all have just a few more trips to take across the current one. In the mean time, here are some ways to make that turtle-paced […]
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 fact that I am drawn to how weird they are. Quirky. Strange. Odd. Cute. But mostly: weird. For example, these […]
Woo hoo! I found these sweet egg cups at the NCJW (National Council of Jewish Women) Replay Thrift Store on Main Street in Nyack. They were $1 each and sold to me by a stylish woman named Celene who is in her 70’s and hails from Northern Ireland. I knew […]
I am pleased to announce that our Kaiku shower curtain from Marimekko has a part on the hit show, Modern Family. As some of you may know, I am not a big TV watcher, or more accurately, I didn’t used to be. I went without television, cold turkey, for about […]
It’s a gift shop, a clock store, a Christmas boutique…and I’m happy to announce that it is now my local mushroom headquarters. It’s Hickory Dickory Dock, on South Broadway in Nyack. I was first lured in by the cute garden outside which is flanked by wind chimes. A little gnome […]
I am sorry to report (from Rob’s laptop) that my computer is in the hospital. She began to behave strangely earlier this week. After she seized up a few times and experienced a frightening blackout, we rushed her into the ER. Despite several surgeries, her condition has not yet improved. […]
Once again, I hope you are having a great National Mushroom Month. As the last few posts may have hinted at (or yodeled from the mountain tops), we have certainly been busy with mushroom-centric festivities over here at the home tome. The preponderance of mushrooms outside our house has been […]