House TalkN is a fun lookiloo at houses, houses, houses. It will answer pressing questions like, "When folks build a McMansion on a small lot, what are they compensating for?" or "Was the real estate agent drunk when they staged this house?" or "Why don't the Smiths' ever leave their drapes open when I am on a harmless walk-by?"

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Things I Would Rather Hear From My Surgeon Than My Handyman

Today, I am joining forces with Peyton Price, queen of Suburban Haikus to bring you: Things I Would Rather Hear From My Surgeon Than My Handyman. Peyton brought the wit and I brought the horrified. 

Peyton Price is the author of Suburban Haiku; Poetic Dispatches From Behind The Picket Fence. You can find her at Don't bother to knock. She can't hear you over the hammering.
Guess what? You can enter to win a copy of her book by leaving your own wit in the comments! What would you rather hear from your surgeon than your handyman? GO!!

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

A House Tour And Swooning

When it comes to house swooning, this one takes the cake. And, I know swooning and I know cake. 
From the second I entered this home, I was a smitten kitten. From the light shining through the large windows, to the open staircase, to the back staircase, to the long dreamed for butler's pantry, this house is amazing. 
Peggy Monahan and her family made this house their home in 2013. Peggy put her renovation skills to work! Peggy is the owner of Grand House LLC, Interior Solutions. While maintaining the integrity and heritage of the home, Peggy updated the home to be not only beautiful but also functional. 
Take a lookiloo:

I love a traditional dining room! 
There are at least three sets of french doors on the first floor! Excuse me while I swoon.
A butler's pantry divides the dining room and kitchen. Of all the wonderful features in this home, the butler's pantry is my favorite.
Peggy transformed this large living room 
into a cozy and inviting space.

The house has a circular layout that easily flows 
from comfy space to comfy space. 

Upstairs we go...
The upstairs has four bedrooms (one is being used as an office) and two bathrooms. There is also a fifth bedroom and bath on the third floor. 

As any owner of an older home will tell you, the project list is always long. Peggy has big visions and a long list of future renovations for the second and third floors. 
I can't wait to see the updates!
Thank you to Peggy for the hospitality and house tour! 
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Top Things NOT To Say In A Mammogram

It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, y'all. You know what that means. It's time to take care of your breasts, boobies, big girls, sweater puppies, ta-ta's, or in my case- 36Longs. 
I dealt with the stress of a mammogram the way I deal with most things- humor. I don't know if the technician appreciated my ramblings but it certainly helped me. 
Now that my mammogram is over, I feel relief and I keep thinking, "That's it? Really? That was so easy peasy!"
Go get your mammogram on and here is a list of things NOT to say.

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