Mostly, Craigslist, and I say this as someone who loves (some may say is obsessed with) it, is a big fat waste of time. Occasionally, though, you search and there are so many good things. Since lately I’ve been finding some real gems, I’d thought I’d post these so that someone local can snap them up!
One of my favorite ways to waste time online is by realestalking – checking out homes for sale online that I will never, ever buy. Lucky for me, thanks to these five Instagram accounts I can now spend more time ogling awesome old houses instead of searching through reams of ’80s and ’90s junk on Redfin (side note: WHY were these decades so architecturally cruel???).
I just got back from a long weekend in Vermont, and once again stayed at a great inn, Edson Hill. Originally a 19th century farmhouse, it was converted into an inn then re-done in 2014. It is crazy cozy, homey and beautiful farmhouse with wonderful design (by Boston-based firm Gauthier-Stacy).
I took some gorgeous photos a few weeks ago of a foggy morning in our front pasture that I wanted to share! I also wanted to give an update of how much “invisible” work has taken place in the last few months, specifically around dealing with our attics, and thought it would be a good excuse to share some pretty photos while dealing with the un-pretty topic of cleaning out dusty junk.
So, the bad news is we had a leak in our kitchen. The worse news is that once we started talking to roofers about re-doing our roof, which is cedar shingle, we learned that cedar has a 20% tariff on it right now that makes this bad timing for an already extremely expensive proposition. The even worse news than that is that after having the roofer replace only part of the cedar roof (in hopes that the politicians come to their senses and the price goes back down so we can finish the rest later at a sane cost), we still have a (reduced) leak, and the culprit looks like (drumroll) plumbing. Oh, the joys of homeownership! Come along with me on this journey …
Nothing in life is certain but death, taxes, and that kids want snacks. So, so, so many snacks. I fought this pretty hard at first, wanting my kids to eat well at meals which I try to make healthy, spend time on, etc. But once I realized that I can give them snacks that are healthy but require literally no work? Yeah, they get a 3 p.m. snack now to help them along to dinner. And by no work I mean these are one-ingredient whole foods or off the shelf good-for-you items that my kids actually eat.