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NC Dining Room

My North Carolina Dining Room

Hey, so you want to see my house?! I thought you might. Today on parade we have my dining room, which was actually the first room to be put together – probably because it’s the simplest? In North Carolina, people typically have a formal dining room and an eat-in kitchen. The formal dining room is usually hardly used. Well, I didn’t want that to be the case. We do use out formal dining room at least once a week for Shabbat.


It looks like Snowmageddon is almost over for the east coast, and has been completely over since Saturday afternoon for where we live. While the south did not get as much snow, we did get an awful lot of ice, which I hear is more dangerous. I don’t actually know, because I haven’t left the house since Thursday. See… ice! It was fun to live in a winter wonderland, even if only for a few days. Everything was pretty uneventful for us. Matt and I binge-watched Making a Murderer. That documentary is excruciating, but we sobered ourselves by reading a bunch of Daily Wire articles about how Avery is guilty, including evidence that was not mentioned in the documentary. So at the end of the day, our opinion of Avery’s innocence is a big ‘ole shoulder shrug. One big thing we learned was that our doxie mix Elijah LOVES the snow. He can’t stop playing in it, and we’ve had to bribe him with treats to come inside. Our Bichon mix on the other hand …

Fun with Headboards

I had mentioned in a previous post how the pain medication for my gallbladder surgery had sent me on a 3 hour bender looking at blue tufted wingback headboards. Well, to tell you the truth, this post by Emily Henderson really sent me there.   Our current home is an historical Spanish-style cave-ish dwelling tucked in a canyon around LA County. It isn’t anything if not quirky and charming and… cavernous. What I mean to say is, our house is dark. Don’t get me wrong, I really love it. I love the cozy, homey vibes. I love how strange it is. I love how it’s just authentically itself and not trying to achieve some era-gone-by architectural style. It was built in the 1920s to accomplish its purpose.   That said, in a few months we will need to leave our unique home. It works just fine as long as the bebe can’t go anywhere, but once he becomes mobile, this house is not baby-friendly, and there is no possible way to childproof it, unless you …