In January 2000, my husband (then fiance) and I purchased a crumbling Second Empire beauty – a three story brick Victorian that was built in 1885 just a little bit south of the Gateway Arch. We started a very basic website to share our renovation progress photos with friends and family around the country. Eventually we married and started a family, and in the summer of 2007 I decided to begin blogging in earnest – and third story(ies) was born.
The title third story(ies) has many different meanings: it represents our epic journey to salvage a three story historic home from its previous deplorable state, it documents the two girls’ lives who inhabit that top floor, and, in a broader sense, it represents the variety of thoughts and interests and projects and ramblings going on in my own “top floor” head space.
Beginning in 2014 (because apparently I like to work in sevens), I started a new blogging adventure – moving from Blogger to WordPress. Please bear with me during this transition – this is my hobby, not my full time job!
If you are new to these parts, then you’ll find handy tabs at the top that will take you to the main categories in the blog. You’ll find a little bit of everything here – historic renovation, modern design in architecture, furniture, objects and lighting, book reviews (particularly children’s books), lots of kitchen inspiration, various DIY projects, birthday party themes, paper projects, favorite places around our fair city and beyond, and letters to my loves.
I know – it can make your head spin.
Make yourself at home, and don’t hesitate to ask me anything – I love your emails, but comments are much more fun! Please note that I do not advertise in this space, and I do not accept compensation for any thoughts or opinions expressed here. And this should go without saying, but please do not use my images elsewhere without permission, and when you want to share something here, please remember to link back to the source.
Thanks for your presence in this space.