The Living Room Bookcases are Almost Done

Hi! ­čśÇ I hit 366 days straight of blogging on April 11 and then I decided to break my streak to avoid accidentally starting to aim for┬átwo years straight. I had to┬áreally┬ábreak it by not posting for the last several days so I would get over it, and you have no idea how many times…

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New YouTube Fav: Home Tours!

I don’t know why I never thought to check YouTube for them, but OMG I just found out people post home tour videos there. It’s like MTV Cribs but way better! They’re real houses and you can totally snoop without having to go visit anyone! And because it’s YouTube, there are SO MANY. Here, fall…

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Dining Room: Coffee Bar Time

The dining room project, in which we turn a formal living and dining space into one big┬ádining room, is almost done, so: time to work on the coffee bar! It’ll be in the old dining space within the room. It’s the space in the far back of the first photo in this post. The hanging…

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Saying Goodbye to My Grandma

On this day seven years ago, I sat with my grandmother while she died. My mom and I held her hands, comforted, and waited. She’d been moved to hospice the day before and we knew it was almost time, but knowing that and watching it are two very different things. Those weeks, that day, and…

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Thanks for the memories, Timehop.

Thanks to Timehop, I realized a year ago today is when I had my Matt Chat, which wrapped up my Happiness Engineer trial at Automattic, and led to the job I currently have and love. My tweet from when I got the first Slack ping from Matt and the chat began: And then about six…

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