Author Archives: Erin

$ How to Choose the Best Bed Sheets or Why Frette Sheets Are NOT Worth The Money $

When I finally (and I say finally because I have been married for going on 8 years now) bought a good mattress set I decided to splurge on sheets.  You sleep on them every night, right? Probably worth the money? … Continue reading

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The Case Against Breastfeeding– A Review

  “One afternoon at the playground last summer, shortly after the birth of my third child, I made the mistake of idly musing about breast-feeding to a group of new mothers I’d just met. This time around, I said, I … Continue reading

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House Done

This is the house  before. The yard before: And the house before: Was turned  into this: A few inside shots:

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Atlas

      Every family has one I suppose.  Atlas is our child who, left alone in the garage for an hour, would disassemble your car (as my Dad would say). He loves to manipulate little things with his hands, … Continue reading

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Leather Honey Winner

and the winner is… Pat!! Congratulations!!

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Get Ready! It’s a Give-Away!

Ok.  I don’t do a lot of product recommendations so when I do, it’s because I really think the item is outstanding.  My leather sofa was in need of some serious attention.  It looked dry and sad and I was … Continue reading

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Easy Asian Street Food

I will be making these for Aileen the invisa-sis when she comes. I put this meal together the other day when I wanted to use the jar containing peanut sauce for Valiant’s piggy bank, and thus needed to get rid … Continue reading

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Piggy Banks

At first I was going to try to make an indoor tent like any one of the myriad of lovely teepees I’ve seen pinned, but when I mentioned it to Tim, he said what Valiant really needed for his birthday … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Valiant!

I’ve decided to try to make a habit of celebrating birthdays by giving the boys their choice of an activity or place to go as well as letting them choose dinner/birthday dessert.  Valiant is a little young for the concept.  … Continue reading

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He Is Risen!

I felt a little like the Tailor of Gloucestershire laying out the boys Easter outfits tonight.  I am trying to make Easter the biggest celebration of our year for them– that’s the goal– but I’m glad that I have a … Continue reading

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March Madness

No I have not turned into a sports enthusiast.  I refer here to our foray into chicken farming.  In the city. With Easter nearing it occurred to me that we might be entering Spring although there are no visible signs.  … Continue reading

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Girls’ Trip

We are planning a long over-due girls’ trip for the end of April and after much debate over dates/locations, we have finally settled on New York City.  Now I’ve done many posts that include New York City but I’m not … Continue reading

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Architectural Digest Home Design Show, NYC, Part 1

Tim treated me to a trip to NYC specifically for the AD Home Design Show.  We left the boys with Grandma (thank you!) and spent the night in in the city.  I’d read about the show in my magazines and … Continue reading

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Mark Every Death. Remember Every Victim.

    I have to admit I took that line from a website called “Homicide Watch DC”.  I’m glad that there’s attention given to the death of every person in our city who “counts”, but what about those who don’t?  … Continue reading

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The Perfect Christmas Tree Cutting Experience

While Mom et al were doing hand to hand combat with a crazed lumberjack, we were having the perfect Christmas tree cutting experience, complete with snowfall.

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Last night I was up with Atlas who was repeatedly vomiting from midnight to 4 or 5am. As soon as he managed to drift off to sleep he (and I) would be jerked awake as he dry heaved, struggling to … Continue reading

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Spinach Casserole

Sound disgusting? I assure you it is not.  This is a recipe from Mom and our family cookbook but I add salmon to make it an entire meal instead of a side dish. Vegetable, protein, dairy– we are in survival … Continue reading

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Staging a DC Condo

Recently I was given the opportunity to stage a condo that was going up for sale– you might recognize some of the furniture from my other recent job.  It was a pretty great place to begin with so it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Camp Woods

Once a year we get a break from real life and escape to a little village full of tiny white cabins just a few miles down the road from my in-laws for a week of cousins, grandparents, aunts and uncles, … Continue reading

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Changes

There have been a few changes since I posted about our house project.  I’ve delayed putting up new pictures since most of the work that’s been done is not very visible– wiring, digging out the basement and pouring a new … Continue reading

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