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The Tiny Tool Shed Backyard Escape Project

By On January 5, 2016

So pleased Jaime picked my shed project for Design Milk as one of her favorite posts of 2015. Looking toward 2016 I have a great many more ideas for upgrading the space, inside and… Read More

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A Panic Placated

By On June 22, 2015

Since moving from our one-bedroom Silver Lake apartment to a small Mount Washington home, increased water and energy use has been a concern. So much so I recently dreamt I had left… Read More

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The Serene Scene

By On January 27, 2014

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The More You Ignore Me, The Cloche-r I Get

By On October 26, 2012

Go ahead, groan away with my Moz reference title, executed in “oh dad”, punny fashion (an affliction I’ve had my whole life). But don’t make fun of my glue gun skills, because… Read More

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My Crush On Crustaceans

By On June 27, 2012

Many childhood hours were spent exploring no further than the borders of my backyard, where ants, spiders, ladybugs, and the common pillbug played part in my imaginative world of bustling insect life… Read More

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I’ve Got My Eye On You

By On March 1, 2012

Finally got around to mounting this poster print onto some black foam core to hang on the closet office wall. The process was a trip down memory lane, with foam core, X-acto… Read More

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Now Where to Put It?

By On February 4, 2012

I rarely bring anything into the home without a plan of where to display it. But in the case of this vintage scientific model of a mitochondria and the Krebs Cycle found… Read More

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The Golden Light

By On October 23, 2011

Our dining room has been a work in progress, as we love the lighting inside the brightest room of our apartment, but we’ve yet to strike the balance between decorated, yet retaining… Read More

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A Most Eggsellent Discovery

By On September 29, 2011

Vintage egg grading scale, found at the Oakdale Antique Mall (or was it Modesto?). Tried some range-free eggs from the fridge and it seems like modern day eggs don’t quite measure up…or… Read More

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Imagining a World While She Slumbers

By On July 11, 2011

Awoke from a short nap after an early supper this evening reenergized and motivated, like a wet towel had been lifted from my head (I’m guessing an allergy was the source of… Read More