Category Archives: general


Grateful for Brick Walls

Today you are supposed to open your readers to dizzying parts progress and smack-talk related to the ongoing saga that is my kitchen renovation. Unfortunately, I have none of that for you today. The past 2 weeks, I have been … Continue reading

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Almost Spring

The weather here in Brick City is one giant tease, oscillating between freezing cold, rain, and warmer, spring-like sunny days. I, for one, am willing it to be spring. Yesterday I walked to work in boots but today I wore flipflops. About … Continue reading

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Hard Candy Shell

The entire city pretty much looks like this – Everything has a thick, slippery, beautiful hard candy shell of ice. It’s very pretty on the railings and trees. Not so much on my sidewalk. This winter has been crazy with … Continue reading

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114 Items to Giveaway

It’s February 1st and that means January 2011 is officially over. Back at the beginning of the month, Kim inspired me to give away 111 items. I think the challenge was to just get rid of 111 things in 1/11 … Continue reading

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What to Expect in 2011

The beginning of a new year and back in action on the blog. With the extended break still fresh, I’m sure you’re wondering – “So what’s on tap?” {Well I am, at least. And I run this thing.} Until recently, … Continue reading

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Snow Day

Newark got hit with more snow, just like everywhere else along the east coast it seems. Enough snow to get a snow day. And I don’t even have to work from home. {Thanks, Work!} I love snow days. I think … Continue reading

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Too Much Stuff

Were you the type of kid who always put their toys away at the end of the day? Or finished one project before buying supplies for a new one? I wasn’t. I was the person who salvaged windows from the … Continue reading

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Hello, friends. It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Too long, perhaps. Maybe not long enough. I’ve wanted to come back but the timing didn’t feel right. Like taking those first steps into the diner you used to go to every … Continue reading

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Hello, New Favorite Appliance

Maybe it’s just me but this summer seems like it was WAY hotter than normal. Like steamy, melty hot. Prior to moving into this 1880’s rowhome, “home” was in a newly renovated high-rise building – complete with all the luxuries … Continue reading

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It’s DONE!!!!!!

You. Guys. So much good news to share I just have to spill. I’ll come back with deets next week about things like – 1. How my mother found a deep, top-mount sink that met my dimension AND budget requirements. … Continue reading

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