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Pull a chair up with the hyrup

The Olympics is slowly killing both Jon and me by pushing us three and four hours past our normal bedtime. We’ve been trying to keep up with all the excitement, and two nights ago I finally had to call it quits at one in the morning and hit the sheets. I remember thinking as I [...]

Organic color-block shower curtain

I’ve been looking for a good-looking, simple shower curtain for weeks when I finally realized that the one we’ve got hanging over the bathtub is about three years old. And embarrassingly gross. Opened up a recent West Elm catalog and found exactly what I was looking for in this organic cotton number, and bought this [...]


Seen here guarding what is left of his rawhide bone. Coco has begged for it all morning, and by begged I mean cried and yelped her fuzzy head off. It’s mornings like this one where the soundtrack in our house is this crazed dog screaming nonsense, and in the background you hear Chuck providing the [...]


This little guy showed up in our backyard this morning, and at first I thought it was one of those maniacal squirrels who likes to screw with Chuck and Coco and sometimes me when I’m feeling vulnerable, so I went to grab my gun except I don’t own one. My dad does, keeps it in [...]