Showing posts from July, 2017


This week, we performed a drastic home makeover. Something small (a navy blue accent wall) and something big (switching out carpet to dark hardwood laminate floors) made our home look like a completely different house! We're so excited about the update, and here are the before & after photos.

What do you think?

June Reading

Finally here with all the June reading! I went on a nonfiction binge last month, with some mixed results.
The good: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan - Such a romantic, nostalgic read of a young surfer's life in the 60's and 70's.  Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson - An honest, sometimes-heartbreaking, sometimes-hilarious portrait of the author's life with a variety of mental illnesses. You have to respect the bravery and courage of a person who unapologetically shares their story in the hopes of making others feel less alone. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom - What an amazing woman, and the family she came from. The family helped hide Jewish people in their home when the Nazis started invading, and subsequently ended up in camps themselves for their efforts.
The okay: The Andy Cohen Diaries by Andy Cohen - Everyone's favorite Bravo host lives a colorful life and describes it well. I enjoyed his crazy family and circle of friends but to be honest, re…


My plan was to do my June Reading post today, since it's already July 7th and I have yet to write about what I read last month. But alas, I forgot my list, so I can't actually remember everything I read last month. So June reading is still to come... But since I haven't checked in for a while, I thought I would at least write a little bit about what I've been up to lately.
Reading... I've been going through a major nonfiction phase over the last couple month. I am currently reading The Radium Girls and I cannot. put. it. down. It's about a group of women who worked in a radium dial-painting factory during WWI, and their ensuing legal battle to hold their employers accountable for a dangerous working environment. The girls had all sorts of medical issues after using their mouths to point the brushes with radium, used to paint the luminous dials on watches, including parts of their jaws literally disintegrating in their mouths. Truly shocking stuff. So many lives…