My tiny, apartment-friendly fireplace

That guy I married likes to joke that it’s because I’m a Leo (a fire sign) that I’m OBSESSED with fire places. My best girl friend Jessica makes fun of me for freaking out EVERY TIME there’s a… Read More

In which I buy the coolest shower curtain EVER

Old and busted: Boring white shower curtain. New hotness: Danica Studio’s Odyssey shower curtain. Head over to Offbeat Home to read more about my new shower curtain purchase. And THEN note the comments where our readers alert me… Read More

Microwave v tea kettle: Am I really THAT weird?

Did you know that there are people out there that don’t use their microwave as their PRIME way to make… everything? Okay, maybe I’m the odd one in this situation. A conversation with my co-worker Caroline not only… Read More

Meditation chairs that are easy on your back and your eyes

Prompted by my therapist, I’m attempting to take up meditation. I’ve cleared a spot in my second bedroom in which to get my ‘tation on, but I’m finding it difficult because the floor is so uncomfortable. I have… Read More

Saying goodbye: Breaking up the Norton Gang

Since my last blog was about the possibility of moving, I thought I’d talk about a couple that actually made it out of the Norton building and moved on to bigger and better things. My best friend since… Read More

Attempting to escape our gilded cage

We have an amazing apartment. ANYONE would feel lucky to live in a rent-controlled, large two bedroom, two bathroom, upper unit with a balcony, and some pretty sweet views. And we do! The problem is… my parents own… Read More

What does your neighborhood sound like?

Over on Offbeat Home, Ariel asked the question: “What would YOUR neighborhood sound like?” I took a moment to be quiet and just listen to my surroundings. Luckily the 80 degree temperatures had abated and it was back… Read More