Entries from September 2009

Liz’s House: Rearranged. Again.

September 30, 2009

It’s about time for another installment of Liz’s Home!


Liz rearranges her furniture about as often as some people change their underwear.


But I think this new set up is a keeper! Previously Liz kept on boxing off her living area about where the fireplace starts – but she finally started thinking outside of the box and opened up her living room by placing everything on a 45 degree axis.

Picked these up at IKEA like 5 months ago. My awesome mom hemmed them for me, and I thought after 4 months of homeownership, it might be time to put them up.

And the dining room – now with the daybed against the window.

Funny story: Liz lives around the corner from us (like 1/2 a block) and the other day Jeremy and I locked ourselves out of the house, on accident, as we were about to run an errand. We didn’t have keys, our phones, nothing. So we walked over to Liz’s in the middle of a Sunday and what was she doing? Making us home-made ice cream to be devoured later that week! We got a key from a friend that house sits for us on occassion and the day was saved. We felt all neighborly and domestic – it made getting locked out of our own home kind of fun.

Do you know your neighbors? Do you like them?

Reading: My Life In France

September 29, 2009


After finishing Into Thin Air (a devastating minute-by-minute account of the 1996 Everest disaster) I’ve moved on to Julia Child’s My Life In France. It is much more light-hearted and sweet.

What are you reading right now? Any suggestions?

More rock climbing…

September 28, 2009

We went indoor rock climbing again this weekend. So. Much. Fun. It’s only our 5th time but we’ve already invested in our own shoes and harnesses and we’re really starting to see some progress in our performance.





A couple of people have asked me about having upper body strength – I’m not going to lie – it definitely helps to have some muscles up top when you’re hanging on to a hold for dear life – but I’ve found that having solid leg strength and good balance are just as important.

The rest of the weekend was spent reintroducing Fall and Winter clothes to my closet, and late evenings turning into early mornings on the deck with the chiminea going and playing apples to apples with good company.

Unfortunately, we didn’t really get around to the guest bedroom, though I’m half way there with clearing all the Fall clothes that were stored in there. Maybe next weekend. Maybe.


September 25, 2009

What’s everyone up to this weekend?

We’re going to:
• Go rock climbing with our buddies
• Then indulge in some amazing Mac and Cheese at Sage
• See The Informant with my mom
• Work on the guest bedroom
• Lay around like fat cats
• Possibly watch the Exorcism of Emily Rose (if Jeremy isn’t too scared *wink*)

Tea Time

September 25, 2009

I’ve been feeling a little under the weather this week.



I’m typically a coffee girl – but I enjoyed the comfort of a cup of tea or two this week.

What makes you feel better when you’re feeling a little laid up?

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