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The Shape of Water and my own forced evolution

The Shape of Water and my own forced evolution

Last weekend, Mike and I went on a date to see The Shape of Water. We both love all things Guillermo del Toro and couldn’t wait to feast our on eyes on this beautiful film. Which it was. Incredibly beautiful. Amazing. If you haven’t seen […]

Updating the Screened Porch » Repair

Updating the Screened Porch » Repair

The screened porch on the back of this house is a summer sanctuary. Now. Nothing is a given and I always seem to have to walk through fire first, and for this porch that meant a whirlwind spring spent repairing, cleaning, scraping, and painting. I’ve […]

Updating the Screened Porch » Intro

Updating the Screened Porch » Intro

When I first saw what would become our home, one of the most exciting rooms was the screened porch off the back. Even in the dead of winter, I could tell this is a place for living, 6 months out of the year anyway. I […]

The Proper Way to Indulge

The Proper Way to Indulge

Here’s something that drives me mad. I’m watching the Real Housewives of New York last night (Yes. I know that is crap. Yes. I watch it on Thursday On Demand instead of when it airs on Wednesday because my daughter needs me bedside every night […]

If I Ran the Circus

If I Ran the Circus

Welcome to the first, official post of Happy Go Home. Disclaimer: I realize that makes no sense seeing as there are a whole bunch of older posts here. The thing is, I used to blog about our house in Oakland, California. It was called Paint […]

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: AFTER

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: AFTER

Yay! The time has come to reveal the final dollhouse. I am so excited to document and share this here. If you need to catch up, you can read about the Before and the During here and here. Otherwise, let’s get to it! THE EXTERIOR […]

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: DURING

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: DURING

Once the house was clean, sturdy and white, it was time for the truly fun part. I spent a lot of time browsing online for modern dollhouses and wow, Moms be busy out there. There are a lot of amazing houses put together for some […]

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: BEFORE

THIS DOLLHOUSE OF MINE: BEFORE

Sometime in the 6th grade, I pulled a dusty, primitive dollhouse out of our basement and fell in love. I didn’t know where the house had come from, we just sort of always had it. My siblings and I, we colored on it, shoved junk […]

FINALLY, FINISHED FLOORS

FINALLY, FINISHED FLOORS

If I had a time machine there are things I would do differently, or at least, in a different order. The floors being at the top of that list. First-time homebuyers, heed my warning now! Refinish those floors BEFORE you move in. We have lived […]

THORA TURNS THREE

THORA TURNS THREE

As of this past weekend, our Thora is three. How did this happen so quickly? Blink. From fitting in the palm of my hand to tearing through the house singing about the potty. Can I say, so far I’m in love with three. Yes, let’s […]