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 the Cute Department for two weeks now. Though he is new to the position, he is proving to be quite […]
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 deck was a magical place: it ran the length of our house and overlooked a large backyard, complete with a […]
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 porch watching fireflies flash on the yard, and fireworks flash above the trees in the distance. I sipped some red […]
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 of you who have been with me from the beginning), this landmark is feeling extra special. I am having a […]
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 Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros. Take a listen…(you tube wouldn’t let me fully embed the video, so just click […]
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’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 […]
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 […]
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 have all been engaging in lots of your own mushroom-centric activities. What I love about mushrooms is that, like the […]
Our polka dotted begonia just bloomed.
Getting poison ivy is easy!