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11.18.09 / Tweaking

So, in true valedictorian fashion I looked up the definition of tweak… this was after I had already painstakingly chosen “House*Tweaking” as the title of my blog.  Not only can it mean to adjust or fine-tune small components to improve an entire system, but unbeknownst to me it can also mean to tease or make fun of.  As it is in my nature, I’ll try to do a little of both to keep things interesting.

I’ve always been better at writing than speaking, but I feel anyone who reads this deserves fair warning.  I overuse commas, parentheses (I like to include unimportant thoughts and information) and the elusive ellipsis…  Also, I am NOT computer savvy.  The hubby nixed my idea of handwriting my posts THEN typing them. 

What is the purpose of this blog, you ask?  Good question.  Sure, I’d like to inspire others with my creativity, frugal decor finds and practicality, yadda, yadda, yadda.  But the truth is, this blog will serve many purposes.  I’m hoping it will be an outlet for the zillion ideas whirling around in my head.  I’m hoping it will quiet the hubby.  (He’s been wanting me to do this for a while now.)  I’m hoping it will feed my hunger to read and write.  I’m hoping to learn something new.  I’m hoping it will miraculously keep me from wanting a third child.  I’m hoping it will win me a spot on Oprah.  I’m hoping it will be a great way to journal our home improvements.

Happy reading! 



I saw on Apartment Therapy that your first post was 18th November 2009 – my son’s birthday! Just had to come tell you :)


I’ve been a H*T fan for quite some time now….and in some downtime (which rarely happens) I have been reading a few from your archives. I just wanted to say keep up the good work! I enjoy reading and you have a LOT to contribute to this blog world! Yours is among my very favorites:) Congratulations on the (coming) addition to your beautiful family!


After reading your post of thoughts on downsizing, here I am at the beginning! Looking forward to reading through. :)


I discovered your blog recently, and completely am with you on downsizing.. I think unconsciously we have always done that since we tend to move a lot, but are more consciously doing that in the last year… but I too wanted to see how you started.. and here we are.. looking forward to more of your living large but with less and in a lovely, homey feeling space..


Here I am reading from the start. The third child still came to life! You have stuck with this new blogging adventure and really grown, congrats. Oprah’s next haha.