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From a distance…

We’re not going to be able to check on the progress at our house for a while, so I’m having to let go and just hope for the best at the moment – not a great feeling since we’re moving into the property at whatever stage has been completed by the end of December. Best case scenario: framing will be done, roof will be on and dry wall will be hung. That’s a pretty good scenario. However, things are running a few days behind schedule with the foundation work, so I’m trying not to set myself up for failure by committing to this image! The house is beginning to look pulled together, though – the new siding makes it look clean and fresh from the curb, and the interior trim and doors are giving it that small-but-polished look that we love and hope the whole house will have at the end of the project. Even with delays, I think we’ve made the right choice re: neighborhood, house size, addition and renovation expenditure, etc. It’s beginning to feel like a house I really want to live in.



Texan, teacher, writer, reader: that’s me in a nutshell. Originally from Texas, I now live in London with my husband (he’s a Brit) and our two boys. I spend my time devouring books (especially young adult/middle grade fiction), baking cookies and generally going in ten directions at once. More than a decade ago, I moved to London for a teaching job, met my husband, stayed, and started a family. The last few years have been a whirlwind: in 2013, we moved to Austin, TX and I decided to stay at home with our son; in 2014, we bought and renovated a house in South Austin; in 2015, we welcomed our second son at a local birth center...and in 2016, we packed up and moved back to London! 2017 is set to see more changes as our eldest little starts school and I head back to the classroom. Read on for renovation info, book reviews, creative writing posts, and the general flotsam and jetsam of my life.

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