Restored by the Fords (HGTV)

When HGTV announced their 2019 "Rock the Block" special I failed to recognize one of the leading designers featured on the show. Mina, Allison, and Jasmine where household names for my husband and I but Leanne hadn't shown up on our radar. After 2.5 years remodeling Château Enginerd, and stealing ideas from every episode of... Continue Reading →

Tokyo Skytree – Day 7.5 (2019)

The quicker we leave, the faster we can return. Right? Piqued by my husband's adamant need to visit the tallest freestanding broadcasting structure in the world (634m) and egged on by the ability to stop in Akihabara on the return trip, I went along with W's plan to trade Yokohama sightseeing for an additional Tokyo... Continue Reading →

Sakuragicho – Yokohama, Day 6.5 (2019)

By the time the Shinkansen rolled out of Shin-Osaka station, I was already in a panic. The WordPress editor's justify function wasn't working well and the Guttenberg editor had earned my ire. A three hour trip with no chance of publishing post would delay many weeks of meticulous musings and pondering. It would also delay... Continue Reading →

Phone/Text/IM or Visit a Friend

Ever wonder why people keep throwing parties and inviting you, even when you RSVP and don't show up? When you are doing a really good ghosting job but they don't take the hint? Let me shed some light on their persistence: People are social creatures. We need the warmth of human touch. Intimacy. Compassion. Comfort.... Continue Reading →

Good Enough

I'm not the best painter,The best writer,The best advocate,But I am a resilient creator, An artist;A mindful visual and verbal communicator. I'm not the best nurturer,The best cook,The best housekeeper, Or the most patient teacher. I'm not a mother, nor a caregiver,But that doesn't define my worth as a woman As a wife;As a contributing... Continue Reading →

Kyoto – Day 3.5 (2019)

The day we went to Kyoto, September 23rd, was the Autum Equinox holiday. All of the shrines, temples, castles and attractions were open even though it was a Monday to allow locals to enjoy the sites. This was good news for W who feared our already action packed schedule would get delayed thanks to not... Continue Reading →

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