Published by admin on 08 Dec 2017

How to ruin a house

Making it Lovely posted a home that had been re-done. I saw the after picture first and was like, oh, that seems pretty and airy and then I clicked on the before and wanted to have a firm word or two with the new owners.

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And then I snooped around that “Pricey Pads” site and saw this link for a house I’ve driven by countless times. So, I looked it up on Zillow and they DESTROYED THE INTERIOR. Like, they might as well have ripped it down to the studs and replaced it with decor from some model home in the late 90s. I am livid.

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After
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Why would you do this? Those floors look terrible, the interior looks like it’s unfinished. It’s bad. Really bad.

Help me process my feelings.

Published by admin on 07 Dec 2017

A few Christmas Songs to add to your playlist

I love Christmas music, and I REALLY love Christmas songs that aren’t traditional Christmas classics.  Here’s a few to add to your playlist.

  1. Regina Spektor – Dear Aquaintance
  2. Sara Bareilles & Ingrid Michaelson – Winter Song
  3. Sufjan Stevens – Christmas in the Room
  4. The Pogues – Fairytale of New York
  5. Sesame Street – Keep Christmas With You (You really should just buy the whole record)
  6. Curious George A Very Monkey Christmas – The Gift Song
  7. Joni Mitchell – River 
  8. Carole King – New Year’s Day

Let me hear your favorite Christmas songs!

 

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Published by admin on 03 Dec 2017

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Halloween Kids Books

I’ve been compiling a list of the books the boys liked the best this year and thought I’d do a quick Halloween post with a few of our favorites and ask for your suggestions. I love seasonal books and the boys really enjoy Halloween books. They might be my sister’s children. She is a HUGE fan of Halloween. I am just a huge fan of candy. And those Halloween animal skeletons that Target is carrying this year, but I just discovered Amazon also has.

So, please comment if you have a kids’ book you love (or loved) to read during Halloween!

Here are my favorites.

  1. Old Witch Rescues Halloween (oh wow, this must be a rare book the used prices are so high…)
  2. Old Witch and the Polka Dot Ribbon
  3. Creepy Carrots
  4. Room on the Broom
  5. Leo: A Ghost Story
  6. Mouse’s First Halloween
  7. Stellaluna (This isn’t a Halloween story, but it’s a story about a bat! So, kind of on theme.)
  8. It’s Raining Bats and Frogs
  9. Skeleton Hiccups
  10. Night Animals (Another one that isn’t a Halloween story, but for some reason it feels Halloween-y to me)
  11. Spooky Old Tree (This is the first book I remember reading all by myself, my parents hadn’t read it to me before I read it, so it felt like magic. Maybe this is why I like spooky things so much.)

Clearly, I need to do some library building.

 

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