As of yesterday, our apartment was shameful. While it wasn’t disgusting, per se, it was cluttered beyond belief with dust bunnies large enough to fight the cat. We’ve always been pretty good about keeping icky trash— things that would start to smell, things that were meant to be eaten, etc.– off the counters, but we are notorious for letting papers, empty recyclables, … Keep reading…

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I, like many others, find October through March to be some of the best months. Halloween, Thanksgiving, our anniversary, Christmas, Lance’s birthday, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, my birthday… It’s a holiday hullabaloo, and it’s divine! Christmas, to me, is a time to celebrate traditions, family, friends and the winter season. One way to celebrate family and tradition is … Keep reading…

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I spend my Sundays catching up on bad television, magazines and– most importantly– housework. It’s times like these I remember, and often re-open, the end-all-be-all of households texts; the motivation behind an ode to said book in Reviewing the Arts homework (ahem) and the amazing surprise wrapped in birthday paper months back is none other than the amazing Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook. … Keep reading…

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Hi, my name is Julia and I am a crazy pet person. Admitting is the first step, right? The above picture was from the day I gave the pups Einstein Bros. Bagels beef-flavored dog bagels. If you have dogs, I’m sure you know what those expressions in the first frame mean. I want it, I want it, I want it, pleeeeeaaassseee? Puppy … Keep reading…

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Sometimes I should listen to Lance. Sometimes. He can be right every once in a while. I might be wrong occasionally. He may or may not know what’s best with certain things. Sigh. As much as I didn’t want to go out on Halloween (a common desire of a post-work Julia), Lance reminded me that I’d kick myself later if we didn’t … Keep reading…

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