Housekeeping – Kind of

Dearest Lar,

I feel like this blog could be subtitled “One twin has a much more interesting life than the other.” Seriously, while you’re taking trips to London (not to mention Greece, Istanbul, Germany, etc.), I’m trying to figure out how to be a homeowner.

So far being a homeowner has meant not spending money on anything except for the home. . . while on a tight budget. The American dream!

Apart from workwear, this is pretty much what I wear all the time now: t-shirt and jeans (actually probably more yoga pants than jeans, I’m not gonna lie).

weekend paint wear

bucket feet shoes

Luckily the former homeowners of my house had the whole place repainted a light dove gray with off-white trim before putting the house on the market, so Troy and I don’t really have to repaint anything. Of course that doesn’t mean we’re not going to! The first room we’re working on is the study. We’re painting the walls Decorator White since pretty much everything I pin on my For the Home Pinterest board is white rooms. I promise I’ll show progress photos soon.

My yard is HUGE! I would be completely overwhelmed by it except I know I can trust mom to help me figure out how to landscape it. I haven’t spent too much time outside because the mosquitos are insane. They’re so bad I have bites all over my legs. So this has been my only feeble attempt at “gardening”:

Faux gardening

I brought back a succulent from the Detroit Eastern Market and it somehow managed to survive the move last month. I decided it was time to actually pot it in something other than the plastic pot it came in. So I cleaned out an old candle container (using these directions), got some extra soil from the backyard with a spoon because I don’t own a spade, and potted it! And then it died. Actually I think it died before I repotted it because it started falling apart as I was manhandling it. So then I bought a replacement at Walmart. So sad. My Walmart succulent now lives on my mantel:

succulent

I hope my succulent experience isn’t telling of my future gardening attempts.

I can’t wait until you come to visit in August. I feel like my house won’t really feel like my home until my twinie has been in it!

Love you so!

xoxo, Cath


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3 Responses to “Housekeeping – Kind of”

  1. Lisa Says:

    Congrats on the new home, Cath!

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  2. Ashley Says:

    i’m a fan of the spoon of outside dirt, although apparently we have the same results….the only thing i seem to be able to keep alive is an aloe plant! i’ve had two, and they’ve both done so well that they both need replanting into more pots. everything else…dead. good luck!

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  3. AsianCajuns Lar Says:

    I love this Cath! I feel like I’m there! Or at least watching you paint and dig in the earth with a spoon! I’m so sorry to hear that the first succulent didn’t make it. It wasn’t you — it was the four weeks in a box, I’m certain!

    I wish I made painting look that cute. It is strange to rent such a teeny place and not be able to do anything to it. I haven’t been to a home improvement store in three years. Egad.

    I can’t wait to get to do home improvement stuff when I see you in less than a MONTH!!!

    XOXOXOOX,
    Lar

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