The great outdoors

Most Michiganders I know have been hating on this upper-90s heat wave we’ve been experiencing the past week or so. Even for a Nola-born girl like me, I would be lying if I didn’t say the temps have reached uncomfortably hot levels. But summer is my time — I get to break out my skirts, sandals and anklets, and this year, for the first time ever, I have my very own deck to chill on. Continue reading


[FAQ] Home sweet home

Q: Do you feel like real homeowners yet? A: Yes. Just today, for example, we opened up our mailbox to find an envelope with “PROPERTY TAX BILL” in all-cap red letters. We’ve already each made three trips to Home Depot. The other day, Scott started out his morning fixing a toilet. I have come upon the bummer of a conclusion that the dishwasher doesn’t work correctly and will likely need to be replaced. Continue reading