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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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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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January

Well, I guess that about does it for January, eh? There was so much to do, and so much to look forward to, it just flew by. On the work front, I had an “earthworm” month–i.e., I was buried in … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays

For the first time in a very long time, I took vacation from Christmas through New Year’s. We don’t tend to travel for the holidays, or have big family events, so most years, I only take a couple of days … Continue reading

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Ikea

This weekend we undertook an Ikea makeover on another room of the house–this time, the bedroom. After months of consideration, comparison, measurement, and discussion, we picked out three pieces of furniture to update the room–bed frame with headboard, secretary desk, … Continue reading

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