hi everyone! we're back from vacation and slowly -- slowly -- unpacking. in the meantime...
notice anything different?
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ever since fiddle leaf figs started popping up in homes across the world, i was IN. LOVE. i love the big, broad leaves. i love their skinny little chicken-legs trunks. i love how flouncy they appear.
sadly, they are still quite uncommon around here. i scoured the big box stores for ages...since last year!...and never found even a small figgy. i finally lucked out at a local nursery last spring with our Baby Figgy.
hello fellow bookworms! here's my quasi-monthly round-up of books i've read. i've had good luck recently -- only a few duds. if you're curious about other books i've read and enjoyed, find me on goodreads as meandering.
Conspiracy of Fools by Kurt Eichenwald
my rating: ★ ★ ★★ ☆
"From an award-winning New York Times reporter comes the full, mind-boggling story of the lies, crimes, and ineptitude behind the spectacular scandal that imperiled a presidency, destroyed a marketplace, and changed Washington and Wall Street forever . . .
remember 17 years three months ago when i talked about our plans for the basement? fish has actually been getting a lot of work done down there -- so i figured it's high time for an update...even though it's not complete yet.
we decided to start with the laundry room. the first thing fish did was install new vinyl planks over the old cruddy vinyl tiles. we chose crisp and clean white flooring: allure vinyl planks in livorno onyx.
the process involved clearing out the room, removing the baseboards, deep-cleaning the old floor to get rid of as much grime as possible, then laying down the new planks.