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Step by step

People drop by the house/construction site for small bits and pieces regularly. Saturday – painting and caulking. Yesterday – concrete floors. Today – city inspector checking out the framing. So it’s incremental progress right now, but progress none the less!

We’ve just been reviewing the cost of having our yard(s) professionally landscaped, but I think it will be put of budget until after baby/next year. We’re going to try a little DIY xeriscaping in a couple of places where the grass has been ruined due to construction. How hard can it be? [Famous last words]



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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