Free is for Me!

Scrolling through Facebook Marketplace on a Saturday morning with a cup of coffee in my hand before the house wakes up is one of my favorite things to do. I can endlessly flip through weird and interesting things my neighbors are selling and think to myself, “lady, it is a velvet painting of a dog, not the Mona Lisa, you […]

When it is too hot outside…

In 1890, the Good House was an escape from the city heat of Philadelphia, but in 2021, there is no relief from the heat and humidity except to stay inside the, wonderful modern convenience necessity, air conditioning. So to escape the bugs and sweat of the porch, I moved indoors to buy things on Facebook Marketplace and make them pretty […]

Burned Out

Is there anyone else out there who is feeling burned out from life???? Since I was sent home from work in March of 2020, I feel as though I have been working from dawn to (past) dusk. I wake to laundry and dishes, prepare the boy for daycare, work in my space, pick up the boy from daycare, and go […]

The IKEA Showroom

One sunny afternoon I walked through my son’s room and stopped dead in my tracks, I looked around and could not find one piece of furniture in his room that wasn’t from the Swedish multinational conglomerate

The Lady Visitor

Each year since we moved into the Good House, we have enjoyed the company of a lady each winter… not a spectral lady as most would guess with an older home, but a lovely little lady…bug. At first when the ladybug appeared in the third floor bathroom for a few months, I shrugged it off and forgot about it until […]