How We Updated Three Bathrooms in One Go For Under $3,500 (Published in House Beautiful and Country Living)

You’d think that a house that was only 12 years old wouldn’t need many upgrades, but ours did. It had great bones and we had great vision, so we were game for some remodeling. Before moving in, we hired a contractor to paint, change light fixtures, Continue reading How We Updated Three Bathrooms in One Go For Under $3,500 (Published in House Beautiful and Country Living)

A Simple Family Heirloom Unlocked a Dark Family Secret (Featured in various online publications – see links below)

When my daughter was born, my mother gave me a comb that my grandmother Ella (born Esther) had given her. That comb, it turned out, had great history attached to it. My mother first found the comb in my grandmother’s jewelry box Continue reading A Simple Family Heirloom Unlocked a Dark Family Secret (Featured in various online publications – see links below)

My House Was Impossible To Sell (Featured in Hearst Publications – see links below)

We were selling the perfect house. It should’ve sold in an hour after an aggressive bidding war, but instead it dismally sat on the market for almost three years, thanks to Vermont’s most devastating natural disaster in 85 years. When we lived in Continue reading My House Was Impossible To Sell (Featured in Hearst Publications – see links below)