Happy Summer Solstice 2010!
(Hopefully the longest day of the year means I have enough time today to finish the project I started this weekend)
The hooks are from the Brooklyn Flea that I got several weekends ago.
I filled some mason jars with stones found at the dollar store, put a wire around them, and added citronella candles to help with mosquitoes. but these can also work as flower vases.… Read the rest
and we are going to do this
can you see our neighbor?
operation ‘lower the branch’
let there be light!
Shashlik and such
This weekend we made use of our fire pit again to make a traditional Russian –well more like Caucasian/ Central Asian– repast, shashlik. It was delicious!
At some point between portion one and two of meat on the grill, Sergey and our neighbor decided to take care of the tree branches that have vexed me since we moved into our house two months ago.… Read the rest
for sergey.… Read the rest
mia is on te roof, yea?
mia came by… Read the rest
and how was your weekend?… Read the rest
They Look Like Cheetos!
I was walking home with these – a little girl stopped me to tell me what pretty flowers I have “that look like cheetos.” We chatted for a bit, I had groceries though, so I told her I had to run. So she looked at me, said ok, but as I started to go, she said “Run! Run!” It was too cute (and I had to run for half a block).… Read the rest
lovely guests + stuff
table + chairs
Stuff, and more stuff
When we moved it turned out that we had a lot of stuff. Like a lot. Like we loaded a u-haul, a truck, and a VW. And still couldn’t quite do it. So the u-haul made a return trip (at $2-a-mile surcharge, it actually required a decision). And then, somehow, our one bedroom apartment exploded into a three-bedroom, two-story, plus basement, house.… Read the rest
Dining Room Fireplace
Back yard – party central
Victorian in Bloom: first party… Read the rest
Jenia’s birthday party at a Victorian in bloom: seven photos.
Thanks to everyone who came out to our house! The party went great, and I will post pictures of us getting the house ready,as soon as we get internet up and running. We have now spent a full week with no internet, and some of us are less than happy about it.… Read the rest
Moving day – It’s a bit insane to close on a house on Thursday, and move on Saturday. Meaning celebration, packing, and cleaning has to happen in the space of well really just 36- 24 hours. The planning was actually all there, it’s just that the closing didn’t quite work as we expected. We are still deliberating whether we will be posting about our house search process…but here’s a short re-cap of what happened:
We went under contract, and had our closing scheduled for a month – Friday March 5 – from then.… Read the rest