I just read that R.L. Stine plans to revive his Fear Street series next year and holy shit you guys: I don't think I've recovered from my first go around with the books back in the day.
This is Offbeat Home's archive of posts by Stephanie Kaloi.
I'm turning 29 soon, and the fact that this will be my last year of my twenties has me doing some serious reflection. I feel like there are probably things I can improve about myself — things that will make my life and maybe even the lives of others better ones to live.
Tattoo artists Rebecca and Brandon are happily expecting their first human child (they already have a dog) within the next few weeks, and recently asked photographer Ashlee Newman to document their pregnancy. The two chose a goooorgeous wooded river, and brought their fur baby along for the session.
I don't own a TV, but I'm the queen bee of streaming the shows I love to watch online, either via Netflix, Hulu, or some kind of third party. I'm not a fan of some of the bigger shows that are either on TV right now or recently ended (Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones), so when Parenthood skips a week (heeeey network TV) or I'm all Grey's Anatomy-ed out, I head over to Netflix and start watching funny British comedies instead.
Right now our laundry system is a little all over the place: we're putting everything into one medium-sized wicker hamper my husband thrifted a few months ago. It's kind of driving me crazy, so I've decided the solution is a double hamper — one side for lights, one side for darks. But here's my problem: everything I've found online doesn't seem to be apartment/laundromat-friendly.
I love everything to do with gifting: giving them, receiving them, scheming them, you name it. Since I have a kid a lot of my non-parent friends and family members will often ask me what kind of fun, kind of weird, somewhat non-traditional gifts they should give their nephews, nieces, family friends (and so on..) and I've decided I should just compile a list to make it easy on everyone.
Halloween is always a big deal in our family, and we put a LOT of thought into our costumes and what we want to be. Last year we themed it — my husband was Han Solo, I was Princess Leia, and our son was Darth Vader. We weren't sure what we would this year until our four-year-old asked if he could be Sirius Black in his Animagus form, and we rapidly realized at least one of us was going all out for Harry Potter. Yes.
With urban living comes many advantages. Jules and I both walk or ride our bikes to work, we are a few minutes walk from a zoo, there countless numbers of cafes, restaurants, bars, playgrounds, etc. within walking distance. But there are also some disadvantages. Real-estate is a valuable commodity where we live and there aren't many lots that would accommodate the size garden we wish we could have so we have to get creative.