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where to live
I'm never fully satisfied with where I'm living. When I'm there, I want to be here. When I'm here, I want to be there. Why's the grass always gotta look so much greener?
commune
There were always hoards of weeks-old dirty dishes stowed behind couches, plentiful parties, and reggae. So much reggae.
adulthood
Whenever I actually have aluminum foil on hand I feel pretty great.
in

Jan 17, 2014 at 10:00am | 181 comments

clean things are nice
Why do I feel like a failure hiring a cleaning person? Heteronormative brainwashing? Have I not shaken the paranoid drug-house privacy thing?
home
Yes, I'm doing it of my own (slightly conflicted) volition. But that doesn't mean it's not scary, man. (And yes, kind of exciting, too.)
home
I once turned a plastic Crystal Light container into a quick vase by wrapping pink construction paper around the label.
in

Dec 18, 2012 at 12:00pm | 119 comments

neighbors
Sumo baby’s parents and I had a few terse back-and-forths in coming months, but there really wasn’t anything that could be done: The building simply has good-for-nothing insulation and babies can’t lawfully be caged.
home
Even if we had wanted to give up, we hadn’t quite figured out how to.
in

Apr 2, 2013 at 12:30pm | 112 comments

renovations
I looked at moving in to our incomplete house mostly like a camping experience, which is fun for a weekend but… a whole month? Two months? Three months?
trailer park
It’s not where I thought I’d be at the age of 30, renting a trailer in a “mobile home community” in the plains of the Mississippi Delta.
in

May 20, 2014 at 2:00pm | 93 comments

home
Wanna get the look of your favorite movie applied to your very own abode? Good news -- we want that for you, too.
in

Feb 5, 2013 at 12:30pm | 88 comments

home
We didn’t want to expand our price range, because we had other plans for our time and money -- other than working for a mortgage. So we decided to save the money, and build our own.
in

Mar 31, 2014 at 6:00pm | 88 comments

home
Most tiny-house photos show lovely, spartan homes, unapologetically shaped like little shoe boxes, clear of any signs of life, save for some dog-eared copies of Kerouac and tiny pots of fresh herbs. Who lives here?
pets
How does one keep the pet stank out of the house, anyway?
bed
Posting a picture of the princess bed that I currently sleep in is how I got to writing about décor for xoJane in the first place.
home
A cornice is another one of those things that seems FOR REAL boring. When things are boring, it’s hard to spend money on them, like laundry detergent or floss. But you have to because dirty clothes and rotten teeth.
in

Jun 12, 2013 at 5:00pm | 79 comments

home
I’ve been going to the bathroom in a Home Depot bucket for months at this point, usually in my future bedroom closet.
in

Apr 19, 2013 at 5:30pm | 78 comments

midwest
I have lived for six years in the city I promised to leave, because somewhere over the last year, I started to like it here. Like ... really like it here.
in

Jun 1, 2014 at 3:00pm | 66 comments

home
It’s weird being in a house for so long that doesn’t actually have any walls, or bathroom even.
in

Apr 10, 2013 at 5:00pm | 64 comments

renovation
We used cobbled together pieces of plywood to walk around on, because you know, we still had work to do up there and all. Can’t let a lack of FLOORING get in the way of our big plans.
in

Sep 6, 2012 at 6:00pm | 62 comments

renovation
The house is still more or less a construction zone except I LIVE IN IT NOW
in

Aug 27, 2012 at 5:30pm | 61 comments