Category Archives: Our House

This is a Man’s World

Are you great at sharing how you feel? I am…guess that’s the whole female aspect of me. Alex on the other hand…not so much. However, thanks to Alex getting in touch with his feelings I now have six more chickens in our house. That’s right; Alex’s feelings go together with chickens and our kitchen.

According to Merriam-Webster one of the definitions of a MAN (noun) is “d (1) : one possessing in high degree the qualities considered distinctive of manhood (2) obsolete : the quality or state of being manly : manliness.” Continue reading


Spring’s Revenge

Have you been outside lately? It’s absolutely LOVELY weather down here in Georgia. I mean, the highs for tomorrow are 80. EIGHTY! I can only hope the weatherman is not lulling us into a false sense of complacency by bringing warm, sunny weather for weeks only to slam us with a blizzard in another week or two. When there is a beach in my future. (Mmmm white sand, crashing waves, seashells….oops sorry that little dream gets me every time.) That would be horribly depressing. Still, right now I can do nothing but enjoy the sunshine and spring flowers that are popping up everywhere. Continue reading

Decorating a Black Hole

Do you have a sense of personal style? I sort of do, but I’m having a really hard translating (or maybe even defining) what that sense IT is and then putting IT out there in various areas. One area that I’ve tried to share this is the blog design, but I’m thinking of ways to change that up. To get a little closer to who exactly Alex and I are. You’ll probably start to see reflections of this over the next couple of weeks.

Another area where you gotta have a sense of style, or at least you HOPE to, is decorating your house. Alex and I are very lucky that we share the same sense of style. Dark leathers, dark woods, and warm rich tones pervade our house. Colors such as “country green,” warm cream, and rich brown spill from our kitchen to our living room to our bedroom. I make a few colors pop (hello Orange walls…THEY LOOK GOOD DARNIT) but for the most part I style ourselves as country shabby-chic. With a small twist of “Americana” as well. And this style has led us well in planning every aspect of our house.

Except for one room. Continue reading

Planning a Weekly Menu



“DING! DING! DING! DING!” The dinner bell is ringing, as it does every single day. Only here lately that dinner bell isn’t such a welcome sound in our household.


Alex and I are able to split the chores fairly equitably, it’s not 50 / 50 by any means, but we work with what we have. Since we divide the chores based on our individual strengths I typically handle meals. Since I like cooking, this isn’t an issue. I come home from work, cook dinner, we eat, and I clean the kitchen because I hate dishes in the sink overnight and Alex doesn’t seem to see the dishwasher is a mere 2 inches to the left of the sink. Continue reading

I’m a Lumber-Jack

Ok so I’m not the lumber-jack by any means. In fact I’m down right the opposite since I prefer a cozy spa day over anything out-doorsesque.

Nonetheless, thought I would show that Alex has decided its time for spring cleaning ’round here. So he broke out the trusty chainsaw. And he’s using it. Save me!

He's in there...somewhere