Posts tagged "Country Livin’"
2 New Chickens!

2 New Chickens!

Hello!  Hope everyone is having a lovely Indian summer– we were all outside barefoot after dinner tonight, so amazing.  I’ve been having a hard time lately because yesterday we found out Wilson’s tongue has partially reattached, which explains why he doesn’t have the tongue mobility necessary to eat solid foods (they get stuck on the...
Riesling of the Pyrenees Variety

Riesling of the Pyrenees Variety

On Friday, we added a new family member to our home!!! Everyone please meet our beautiful new Great Pyrenees, “Riesling.”  She is about 3-4 years old and from a rescue in Georgia, and we’re in love with her already. She was surrendered to a shelter after hours so we know nothing about her first few...
Chalkboard Countdown Support

Chalkboard Countdown Support

I think I’ve mentioned it before, but for those of you who don’t know, David has been working on his MBA since the week Evie was born (August 20) in addition to working at his job full-time during the day.  Add a 165 year old house, two rambunctious dogs, a crazy cat, a newborn and...
What A Nursery Looks Like After 6 Months

What A Nursery Looks Like After 6 Months

Sorry for the lack of blog posts of late; I started work again and Evie’s been sick for almost 6 weeks now.  So needless to say, we’ve been pretty sleep deprived and updating the blog hasn’t been the highest priority (sorry!). I thought it might be interesting to give y’all a glimpse of what life...
Bye Bye, Mobility!

Bye Bye, Mobility!

  I think the saying goes “God won’t give you any more than you can carry.”   Well He must have a high opinion of our family, that’s for sure!   After my 6 week postpartum check-up, the ob/gyn cleared me for any kind of exercise and said everything looked great.  I started going on long walks...
Must Save the Boxwood

Must Save the Boxwood

Between Sunday night and yesterday mid-day, we got about 6″ of snow.  (And we didn’t lose heat OR water once!!!!)  My sister happened to be here visiting and David happened to be in LA for work, so us girls had ourselves an awesome little snow day.  She had to leave at about 4 PM though,...
Meriwether's New Hobby

Meriwether’s New Hobby

Our darling cat, Meriwether, has adopted a new hobby since work began on the pipes about a week ago: Yep, that’s right.  She likes to bring live birds in through the hole that used to be the floor of the half-bathroom.   The first time we caught her red-handed was yesterday, a snow day.  We...
What Inspired Us to Move to Charlottesville

What Inspired Us to Move to Charlottesville

For this Thursday’s post about what inspires me, I’m going to tell you what already inspired me… how we ended up choosing Charlottesville as our new home. Almost a year ago, when we started thinking of seriously leaving the DC area, a lot of our friends understood that sentiment and expressed a similar desire themselves....
To Dispose Or Not To Dispose

To Dispose Or Not To Dispose

There’s a lot of debate over having a garbage disposal in a kitchen sink when you’re on a septic tank system.  When David and I were renting a farmhouse before we bought our fixer-upper, the kitchen had been newly remodeled and it did NOT have a garbage disposal.  (It had a septic tank as well.)...
Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Toto, we’re not in DC anymore… This happened a few days ago but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it on my blog.  David and I were eating dinner in the sunroom when suddenly our dogs started furiously sprinting to the dining room and running all around.  We thought they were just playing tag...

Blogger Meets World

I just got home from meeting Lesli Devito from My Old Country House and she is even cooler in person than she is online!  (And let’s face it… if you know her blog, you know she’s cool online.)  My friend Heidi invited me to the Earlysville Women’s Club meeting which was over half an hour away...
Everything But The Kitchen Sink

Everything But The Kitchen Sink

To quote Andre Agassi, “Life will throw everything but the kitchen sink in your path, and then it will throw the kitchen sink.” Remodeling a kitchen is a serious commitment.  It’s more than we realized when we first took on this project.  One example: we didn’t budget for all the cooking we could no longer...
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