Category Archives: home

Us vs. Them

I am completely embarrassed and humiliated to admit that the previously shared mouse story has become a full-blown Situation. Embarrassed because it’s easy to assume the presence of mice is caused by a dirty, cluttered and disgusting home, or that … Continue reading

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The creatures were stirring

Another month or two has gone by, and I haven’t written a single post. I miss writing here so much but am hamstrung by my brain when it comes to actually doing it. Every idea I have in my head … Continue reading

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DIY rustic industrial kitchen shelf

Several people have asked me if working at HGTV has somehow magically transformed my home into a showpiece. The answer is hell no. Even though I know exactly how I would design every inch of my home, I still have … Continue reading

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A week in the life of an exhausted adult-like person

Because I don’t have time to break down each of these bits into separate, thoughtful posts, some stream-of-consciousness: Monday night, the Modern Love Machine and I joined a few of my co-workers for my boss’s Passover seder, which surprisingly was … Continue reading

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Table setting

I’ve been trying to brainstorm about some more things to blog about — things outside of the ‘this is what is happening to me at this moment’ and ‘that post is going to take three hours to cobble together’ varieties. … Continue reading

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Friday was a remarkable day twice over. It was the Modern Love Machine’s 30th birthday, and it was also two years to the day that we started moving in the Modern Abode. A year ago we didn’t do much to … Continue reading

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M:PT Week 3

When I was looking back on three weeks of Mission: Put Together, it felt as if I had A LOT of clothes. I’ve managed to put together fundamentally different outfits for three weeks straight, though with some repetition of cardigans … Continue reading

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Airing out my dirty dishes

Have you ever pined for your own home and/or dishwasher? Allow me to help you with that problem. Here’s the thing about dishwashers that I’m sure all of you who have had one for an extended amount of time have … Continue reading

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What I’m doing now

Today marked the start of my third week working for Scripps Networks Interactive, the company behind HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Great American Country and the Cooking Channel. When I informed my former coworkers what company I was … Continue reading

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Weekend of quietude

I did something yesterday that made me unwind so utterly and completely and purge so much tension that I felt the kind of exhausted you feel only after you’ve cried for 30 minutes straight. I won’t go into detail other … Continue reading

Posted in food and drink, health and exercise, home | 5 Comments