Getting Down To The Brushed Gold Tacks : A Lesson In Reno Logistics


Hello!! 

It’s been a hot minute – pretty much because we’ve been waiting. Waiting for the restoration crew to be done with bringing the house back down to studs, all sorts of other cleanup techniques, budget approvals, and the list goes on.. 

We’re *almost* at the fun part, so here’s a little sneak peak into where my mind’s been:
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On Silver Linings and Natural Disasters:

Well, reader – there’s no pretty way to put the veritable WTF nightmare we’ve been living through – so let’s just get it out there! 

Our beautiful little home with it’s beautiful new roof and floors had a bit of a tumble. And by that I mean, there was a storm and water flooded the entire main floor – through the light fixtures, and an eventual ceiling collapse! YAY! (Said no one ever.) 

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We Bought A House!

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I cannot tell you how long I’ve wanted to make this post, but I’ll be honest – there’s been very rare moments over the last few months that I haven’t been covered in paint, charging our power tools, or scouring every corner of the internet for the most perfect vintage furniture.. so it’s had to wait!

Here’s what you need to know:

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The Energy of 2021 : Frivolity as Self Care

Martini The Drag Dog, sporting daisy sparkle sunglasses on a navy velvet tufted sofa.
(Okay – give me *one* second to be a proud dog mom and declare the obvious. Martini (The Drag Dog™️) is the superstar fur diva of the world and you CANNOT tell me otherwise. This has been a totally unbiased review. 😉)

Anyway, back to the post! Like the title says – I’m officially declaring 2021 as the year of *fun*. Safe, masked, socially distant, blah-blah-blah dystopia compliant fun – but fun no less. More feather boas, more glitter, and so much more more – because as we creep up on a year of this madness, it’s the only shot I  have at sanity. 

With that in mind, here’s my completely ridiculous bucket list while I wait my turn for vaccination:
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There’s a New Green Goddess in Town : Fresh Salsa Verde in Minutes

Unwrapped tomatillos being prepared for salsa verde. Don’t be alarmed – yours truly hasn’t turned into an overnight food blogger.

But seeing as this blog is meant to hold the everyday chronicles of my life, I’d be remiss not to include this mind-blowingly simple and entirely delicious fridge staple that comes together in less than ten minutes.

It’s my hastily written love letter to of all the unbelievable street tacos served with salsa verde cruda (IE: “raw” salsa verde)  I so dearly miss in Houston, and it’s pretty much perfect on everything. Vamonos!

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On Saturn returns, astrology saving us all, and new starts:

I have a not-so-secret confession to make : I am 1000% the girl who’ll look up your birth chart within ten minutes of meeting you, and as such – have learned my fair share about basic astrology in my 20s. (Usually after hours with a martini in hand, but I digress!)

While I usually use this info to help, inquire, or flat out read – today I’m utilizing it for something much more necessary for this bleak ass year : hope.

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Homemade Pasta Chronicles : Orecchiette in 5 steps

Am I the only one gooped and gagged that carbs have made the comeback of a lifetime in quarantine?

It makes sense, I guess. It’s cheap, it’s filling, and more than anything.. comforting in a time of mass uncertainty while we watch the world burn/heal/etc. It’s fucking crazy, y’all. But you know what’s crazy.. good? Pasta. Fresh, homemade pasta.

I’m here to show you how quickly and easily this little culinary escape can be yours:

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