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@sshole Dogs

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You know it's going to be bad when you arrive home from work and notice that water is flowing underneath the door that leads into the house.

Olive and Bernadette have their own doggy bedroom. It includes fittings for a sink, should we choose to install one in the future. We've never given much thought to the two metal arms jutting slightly out of the wall. 
Olive and Bernadette stay inside their room when we're not home...for reasons that are now obvious.
Photo of the exact moment our girls lost their run-of-the-house privileges.
The hallway was full of water. Power cords were submerged. I'm no expert, but this seemed a tad dangerous. Concerned about what would greet me on the other side of the dog room door, I nervously pushed to open it...but it was stuck. That had never happened before.
Throwing my weight against the wood door, it eventually burst open into a cloud of steam, revealing both dogs staring at me. They were soaking wet and actively being sprayed in the face w…

Decorating on a Budget

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I was going to call this post Photos from Our Previous House, but Decorating on a Budget seemed a bit fancier. Besides, being our very first home, you can bet that every little design decision was done on a budget!
Here are the triumphs that helped us sell in a 4-way bidding war, despite living in a cookie-cutter neighborhood where houses lingered for months. Decorating on a Budget


The light hanging over the stairs was a $5 ReStore find, which we (Sexy Nerd) sprayed with oil-rubbed bronze paint. Over the years, we used this same spray paint on everything, including our old builder-boring faucets, with surprisingly good results.








Ham and Cheese Crepes Recipe

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I slaved over these homemade crepes all day.

Just kidding! My secret ingredient? Prepackaged crepes, which taste just as good, if not better, than homemade.
Ham and Cheese Crepes For something so simple, don't these look so fancy?
I have a fantastic recipe for you today. But first, behold the 50 calorie giant cookie...


Giant YUM!
And only 1 measly gram of fat. Can you believe it?
Best of all, with the help of your toaster oven, these mega-cookies crisp up in less than ONE minute! Prepackaged crepes, where have you been all my life?


Of course, you can also devour these Frieda's French Style Crepes (or other prepackaged crepes) as they are intended, with a fruit or mascarpone filling. It couldn't be easier to fancy up a crepe. 

Filling them with chocolate chips and mini marshmallows before their party on the stove or in the toaster oven gives you smores crepes. Blueberries and whipped cream (skip the toaster oven!) is also yummy.

But have you ever thought to make a savory crepe? Now …