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Hello, Out There!


Well, I hope this finds y’all having a good start to your summer.

We are having a good one.

In fact, as I write this,


is my view.

Sorry to drop out for so long.

It’s been a crazy last six weeks.

The short version of the craziness is that Jon and I bought a house, rented out the one that we’re in, and are feverishly trying (with the help of some precious, sweet folks) to bring our new house up to date in the next six weeks or, hopefully, sooner, so that we can move.

For a little bit fuller picture of everything, please use your imagination to insert two layers of 50 year old carpet, walls that have not been painted in many a year, tile and adhesive backing that seemed to have been under the impression that they were to remain until the end of time, painting vaulted ceilings, beams, and lots of wood and everything else….well, you get the picture.

Today, I had to run errands and take people to appointments and wait for a plumber who never showed at our rental house and it was the first day in a long time that did not involve me getting some work done on the house. I have to say that it felt kind if unsettling and I only felt better when I painted a little while waiting for the thunder to subside so that Eli could go swimming… our pool.

I still can’t believe I have my own pool.

Anyway, I can’t wait to share it all with y’all!

So, come back soon for pics and renovation progress. And, come back tomorrow for a killer waffle recipe.

Happy Tuesday, y’all!


  1. We heard from the Hiers that you all bought a house. I actually stopped by the blog tonight to see if there were any pics. The pool is a great start. Looking forward to more. Congrats!

  2. Thanks, Jennifer!

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