You guys. You will never guess what happened to me. I went on vacation with a friend for a week, and while I was gone, the Five-Percent Fairies came to my house and finished the buffet.
They DO exist!Continue Reading
Some of you may be aware that I have a history of making BOLD, INNOVATIVE, ORIGINAL color choices for the walls around here. Well, I’ve done it again. After speaking with our real estate agent and being told that taupe was the new hot neutral, I thought,”Whaaaaaa? Nope. Ugh. Taupe is lame.”
I mean, come on. Taupe? Neutral, yes. Hot, no. Beige was the color to beat in the early 90’s. Changing the name to “taupe” isn’t going to fool anyone. C’mon, trendsetters. Try harder. Right?Continue Reading
Hey! Anyone else out there like dramatic before-and-afters??
Oh hey there, dining room, you look nice today. Is that 4 coats of paint you’re wearing?Continue Reading
A couple of weeks ago, my best frenemy said to me, “You know, is it really still ‘Sarah’s Big Idea’? It seems like you only ever do little stuff now.”
Frenemies are the worst. You can spend months or even years unconsciously tuning out everything they say, and then one day, BAM! A single sentence suddenly penetrates your frenemy fog and you are like, well, damn. He is right. I am a pathetic shell of my former glorious self.
You know what it is? I don’t give two shits about the woodwork.
There, I said it.Continue Reading
Hoarders, avert your eyes!
Everyone else, doesn’t that feel SO MUCH BETTER than this?
Oh my god, I feel like I can breathe again. Except for one thing.
Doesn’t this room feel like it could use a MAKEOVER now???Continue Reading
Welcome to my shame.
This is my room. It is a spare room. It could be my office maybe, but instead it’s my hoard, and I’m writing this blog post at the dining room table, because my desk is under there somewhere and I’m not sure where.
About a year ago, this room looked like this:
How the hell did I get here?
I blame the Minimalists.Continue Reading
Let me just start by saying, thank you.
Thank you to all of you for still being here. Thank you to the anonymous hundreds that Google Analytics reports to me. Thank you to the people that like or comment on Facebook. And thank you especially to those of you who took the time to write such thoughtful, supportive things in the comments of my last post. It is hard to overstate the restorative power of kind words, particularly when they come from people you’ve never met.
Would it make things awkward between us if I told you that you really touched me?
Okay. Sorry about that.
Moving on! Remember that time I thought I was on a boat?
Dear readers (if there are any of you left out there),
I owe you an apology. Because there can’t be readers without a writer. And I think it’s fair to say that I have really dropped the ball on my end of our reader/writer relationship.
If I had to describe the past year in just two words, it would be “upside down” and “backwards.” (I guess that’s more like two phrases, unless you hyphenate “upside-down,” but I just googled it and apparently that’s not a thing that people do.) Anyway, case in point: I’ve always thought this blog was about possibilities. Like the possibility of replacing this fence
with this one.
You’d think it’d be the fence, because when a prominent feature of your landscape makes a statement like this, how could one possibly notice anything else?
Well. I notice, obviously. My OCD is so powerful that it can see into the future and notice all the things that are going to become problems once the fence isn’t there to distract you anymore. And let me tell you: behind that fence, our curb appeal is critically deficient in the “appeal” department.
The porch railings are done!
You ever have one of those projects that should take like, a day, but all of a sudden it’s been 6 weeks and you’re like, why isn’t this done yet? Where are the Five-Percent Fairies??Continue Reading