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  • Taking Up Space

    I have issues about taking up space. I feel very guilty about it. I have, on the whole, gotten over my immense guilt about being alive. And am getting better at not wanting the ground to swallow me up when sharing my creative talents. But […]

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  • If I Could Have Just One Room

    The lovely Georgie over at the uber beautiful blog Visual Toast tagged me in her post If I Could Have Just One Room. And I just had to do my own version… if nothing else than to justify my many misspent hours drooling over Pinterest – though […]

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  • My Husband’s a Stripper!: “Room for Improvement”

    “We’re heading to West Cork to see a friend, and Mr Dreaming Aloud is stripping…” So read my text to a friend who invited us to meet up this weekend… Stripping…wallpaper that is! Get those visions of my dear hubby out of your dirty minds […]

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  • Everyday Zen

    We are a household whose tidy skills are not our forte, nor our priority (as this blog has documented here and here). We were messy before we had kids. But now it is not just adult mess, it is a typhoon of little clothes, pencils, […]

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  • Home is where the feelings are

    It occured to me last night as our daughter, who is calm and quiet outside of our house wailed and screamed and yelled and kicked that she does it at home because she feels safe here. An email from a friend who is keeping a […]

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  • Boxes, boxes…

    I have always said that I am not someone who fits into boxes. I despair of questionnaire people (is there a proper word for them?) knocking on my door, trying to get me to answer which box I fit into, for example: employed, unemployed, housewife… […]

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  • THE NON-DOMESTIC GODDESS SHINES HER SINK

    Hands up who likes housework? I am certainly not one, as any one who knows me can attest to. I may have acquired the title of domestic goddess for my baking skills, but not my housekeeping ones. If there were a competition for the messiest […]

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