Category Archives: Remainders

The Marquis and Me

2016: the year I met the real Marquis de Lafayette, “America’s Favorite Fightin’ Frenchman”! The first image I had of him came from my favorite book in childhood, Louisa May Alcott’s An Old-Fashioned Girl. The grandmother in the story reminisces … Continue reading

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2015 Reading Wrap-Up

2015 was a great year for reading! I easily bested my goal of 2 books per month, largely thanks to audiobooks (multi-tasking!) and the fact I was totally enamored with Marissa Meyer’s YA series, The Lunar Chronicles. (We’ll get to … Continue reading

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Fergus MacFearsome

I found a neat wood cut-out of an octopus on a recent trip to HomeGoods and just had to bring it home to add to the cephalopod theme in the bedroom. The only problem: it was a terrible minty-blue color. … Continue reading

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Yule at Larmingard

A joyous Yule to you and yours from Larmingard! Yes, we’ve given our teeny, mid-century house an enormous, ancient name, and why not? We’re having a marvelous holiday season in our happy abode–just enough Christmas to make me happy without … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting

I went to a really enticing garage sale this weekend–twice! I heard about it from Plucky Maidens Junk Fest–one of their friends/associates is cleaning out her basement in preparation to move, and is unloading a ton of interesting vintage and … Continue reading

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Fire in the Hole!

Well, fire in the pit, to be more accurate. Our latest home-improvement project has been getting the fire pit installed. It took me a little while to decide that yes, I really did want to dig a hole right in … Continue reading

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Tour

We’ve been hard at work getting unpacked and settled into the new house, and it’s finally ready to show off a bit, so I took photos of my favorite corners and vignettes. This mirror was a gift from family friends … Continue reading

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We’ve Moved!

As you might have guessed from the extended silence around here, life’s been a little busy the past couple of months. Our purchase of the house went through without a hitch, and we moved in…uh…nearly four weeks ago! (Gracious, where … Continue reading

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Home

I love home and garden magazines, and as I pore over the glossy pictures of impossibly tidy rooms, I daydream about what sort of homeowner I might be someday. Would I be “See this Dilapidated 1880s Farmhouse Brought Back to … Continue reading

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Gratitude

“It felt like springtime on this February morning…” After a brief flirtation with winter, the usual springy Portland February has resumed. I was surprised how happy it made me when I stepped out of the house Tuesday morning to find … Continue reading

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