hats off to bye bye brooklyn

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 […]

Snowy Halloween in Nyack

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 […]

mushrooms around town

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 […]

thrift store score: nice jug

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 […]

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 around town, especially at night – we’re talking glow in the dark eyeballs, twinkling orange lights, lots of tombstones (some […]

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 fact that I am drawn to how weird they are. Quirky. Strange. Odd. Cute. But mostly: weird. For example, these […]

Hickory Dickory Dock in Nyack

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 […]

sick computer

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. […]