Rome Wasn’t Built in a Day

Whoever said that was likely 25 years old - and had just bought a house (presumably in Rome). And by "built" - they mean: painted, decorated, furnished, cleaned, mowed, clipped, raked and Swiffered - because somehow, dog hair is much more prominent on shiny wood floors than it is on dingy, apartment carpet. The sun [...]

We Bought a House

We interrupt this wedding reminisce-fest for an important announcement that trumps save-the-dates, butter-cream frosting and a delightful garden utopia... We are officially homeowners. With keys, a garage door opener and a mortgage (blegth). Grown-up milestone #3457: We went to Lowes to pick up paint, hardwood floor cleaner and mums - and I didn't hate it. Background: My [...]