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Croatan Cottage: A Beautifully Restored Sears Roebuck Kit House in North Carolina Croatan Cottage in Manteo, North Carolina started life as a Sears Roebuck kit house in the early 1900s called “The Vallonia.” At the time it was described as “a prize bungalow home already cut and fitted,” that you could buy for just $1,979. Here’s how it looked in the original catalog: Submission call from me! (something I rarely do anymore) So Carina Press keeps me pretty busy on the admin (and travel, omg, the travel!) side of things and it doesn’t leave me a lot of time for editing. I still do some editing, but it’s generally not much more than one or two novels a year, and then the holiday novella collections. I almost never acquire from slush anymore but…

Todd Lamb Notes From Chris Welcome to the “ Notes From Chris” gallery. These are notes that I post around New York City from a mysterious man named Chris. Chris wants to do tedious things with people. He also has lots of problems. “ Notes From Chris” is a project started by Todd Lamb in 2008. See a YouTube video of the notes being read on stage in NYC and an interview in the Village Voice .

Never Be My Friend When I'm bored, I browse through my friends' Facebook images, choose my favorites, and draw them. Sometimes I take... liberties. Let's just call it artistic license. R.I.P. Chloe's grandma. I wasn't aware you were an actual corpse Eye-LIKEy chats with Maria Carluccio artist + author When I was a kid I once got in big trouble for scratching doodles of houses into a soft leather tabletop (hey, it was the '70s). From that point on I knew I was hooked.

Growing up « Alice and Kev When the Grandpa family came upstairs to evict Alice from their bed, she revealed it was actually her birthday. The Grandpas cheered and whooped, then told her to hurry up and get out. So Alice has successfully survived to become a teenager. She’s gained the trait of ‘unlucky’.

Broke-Ass Student » Blog Archive » Beauty On A Budget – Some Of My Favorite Beauty Secrets Lookin’ like a million dollars, even on a broke-ass budget For me, beauty has always been a special type of spiritual elevation – a powerful radiation from the inside out that shines through in the joy we feel in our hearts and by unlocking the passion in our souls. Beauty encapsulates not only the physical, but possesses the mental and spiritual just as deeply. Cozy Homemaking Nothing much to say today but wishing a super happy birthday to a most wonderful & stunning person on this planet, someone who's been a light on my path, and who taught me so many things in/of life. Happy birthday sunshine, I love you so very much ! And a little something for you here ... ox

The Literate Cat There are cats and cats. - Denis Diderot Patricia Highsmith with "Ripley" "Pangur, white Pangur, How happy we are Alone together, scholar and cat." Aldous Huxley with "Limbo" "No man ever dared to manifest his boredom so insolently as does a Siamese tomcat when he yawns in the face of his amorously importunate wife." - Aldous Huxley Sylvia Plath with "Daddy" We’re back! For a minute. And then we’re moving… July 8, 2013 by Rain Hannah Back from vacation, the Etsy shop is open for business, and we are home in the foothills of Los Angeles for about a minute before we pack up the Casas Fabulous and Sexypants and head off on a new life adventure. We are moving from LA County, population: 9,862,049 to Tuolumne County, population: 55,365. The town we are hoping to move to is in the High Sierras and has approximately 155 residents, according to the last census. It is very exciting. And a big change!

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