2011 DC Design House

After almost completely convincing myself that I wouldn’t make it in the Washington DC Design House, (I tend to do that when it gets down to the wire & I get really nervous) I got a call today from one of the Design House Committee members letting me know I’d been accepted.  I was kind of […]

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January 31, 2011

My Office & a Snow Day

We’ve been snowed in today with no electricity and I’m really glad we kept our wood-burning stove:   The power went out last night & we sleep in a pretty cool house so we didn’t really notice it until this morning.  We got a fire going in the wood-burning stove and it toasted up our […]

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January 28, 2011

Umm yeah…

…That’s cereal with water. When we opened the fridge for breakfast this morning, I realized we were out of milk. It happens. But it happened after we’d poured the puffins in the bowl. And his heart was set on that bowl of puffins. I told him it wouldn’t be good, but he had to try the […]

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January 26, 2011

Column Love

I’ve always loved this photo of my mom with my paternal grandparents, Grandma Maestranzi and Nanoo.  (I know I’m not spelling “Nanoo” the correct way, but it’s how I’ve spelled it my entire life & I’m not changing it now 😉  I’m not sure where they are but I can’t get over the columns & […]

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January 23, 2011

Trust Me

I’m one of those people who goes through food cravings and I’ll eat the same thing for days or weeks in a row because I’m so obsessed with it.  (Even things like salami or soup for breakfast. )  I’ve been making this chickpea salad lately and I love it so much I wanted to share.  It’s so […]

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January 20, 2011

Get excited

When designing a room- whether it’s for myself or for someone else- I’ve realized that I need to be excited about it to do it well.  That’s just how it is.  I might not be excited about all projects at the get-go (ie my laundry room) but once I find something to do to the room or […]

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January 17, 2011


I love waking up to fresh snow.  We got a little bit here and my husband, a high school English teacher, has a two-hour delay so we were able to chill for a bit before starting the day.  My favorite part of our bedroom is our view of the back yard.  On mornings like this […]

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January 13, 2011



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