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Sacred space

by Lesley on March 22, 2014 · 14 comments

in growing up,remodeling/home projects

Tweet There are cookies baking in our oven one last time, and their smell provides lures me to pause from the packing. I need one more night to write at my little corner desk, in my little white kitchen, in my first little home. I never imagined we’d leave so soon. Three years in a […]



Tweet We live in a small three bedroom home built a long time ago when rooms were tiny and closets were tiny and people were tinier. (Honestly, I’m convinced they were!) That being said, it takes some creativity to make our home work for us. As much as I’d love a king bed, it literally […]



Tweet As much as I’m not a big fan of gardening, there’s a Saturday every spring that I’ve come to LOVE– and oddly enough it centers around yard work. Sacramento is just cold enough during the winter months to prevent our grass from growing, so mowing goes on hiatus from October to April. Everyone in […]



TweetI’m never doing another do-it-yourself project again. Home Depot, I hate you. Joann’s, I hate you too. Pinterest, I hate you the most. It is clearly obvious Anna’s birthday party is near, and I have dramatically succumbed to the last minute party planning blues.  Self, you are in trouble. Here’s the thing: I am 30 years […]



Tweet Over the last few weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about our home and neighborhood. As I was writing about our front porch makeover, I realized I have a lot more to say about it than just the aesthetics. I thought I’d share a little bit about why we decided to buy […]

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