Honor Roll

Honor Roll

These are the things that have made my Honor Roll.

  • Take a tour of Jennifer Perkins’ parents’ pink Victorian home:
    “The house was white and the carpet was soaked with cat urine when my parents decided to take a leap of faith and buy their very own never-ending DIY project.”

  • here in Oak Park is nearly complete, just in time for what would have been his 150th birthday.
    We had the rehearsal dinner for our wedding there, but I haven’t been inside in ages. I’m eager to see it again!

  • It may be that you like your IKEA furniture more .

  • Scientists sometimes have
    “My strategy was to pretend that everything I was doing was perfectly normal.”

  • Not super excited about right now tbh.

  • that has been flooding my Facebook feed…


I’ve had some near-accordion-purchases lately, but I have yet to acquire one. We had one in the house when I was a kid, but I would be pretty much starting from scratch to learn it (and Brandon’s not so super excited about that prospect). I almost settled for a concertina for sale at an estate sale, but a woman drove in from an hour away just to buy it and I wasn’t about to swoop it out from under her while she browsed (she was still “thinking about it” because they wouldn’t come down on price on the first day of the sale).

Anyways. Happy long weekend!

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    May 26, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Victorian house is something else altogether. Yikes yikes yikes. Decor is one thing ,,,,, BUT, who cleans? Who dusts?? This must be done continually. Can you imagine the expense!?!? Dunno. Not my cupatea though. Just think ,,,,, how does one unload all of those “thingies?” Jeesh. P. S. Having issues with what I own now. How shall I “get rid of” 500 cookbooks???

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    May 26, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    I’ve been missing more frequent updates from you, but this reminded me of how much I like reading your writing! Thanks for sharing the article about scientists’ carry-ons, and I agree about Shirts! Enjoy your weekend!

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    Janine Flood
    May 29, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Hey! A house in Oak Park has listed and I thought you might like to see it. I found it on the Old House Dreams webpage.

    The woodwork is so similar to your house!! Different wallpaper choices though……….

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