Abbi Waxman’s Other People’s Houses is a novel built on the premise that you never really know what’s going on with your neighbors, even in a peaceful, affluent L.A. neighborhood. Despite the charming, precocious children and manicured lawns and high-end minivans, things are not always what they seem. People have affairs, drink too much, say […]
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So, blogging has fallen by the wayside in the last month or so. I was in Milwaukee all last weekend, my dad was visiting the last few days, work has been extra busy, and sometimes, I dunno, I just don’t feel like sitting down and writing here. But I have been online in other places […]
I’m struggling with writing regularly lately, so I thought I’d take a freebie and give you a scattershot of what I’ve been ~planning~ to write about and then never getting around to. Here we go. Two weeks ago was JD’s and my two-year wedding anniversary. During the weeks leading up to it, I was filled […]
At the beginning of 2016, I started this blog and made some resolutions for myself. Would it be fun to see how much progress I’ve made on those things by now? I haven’t even looked at the list since I posted it here in January, so who knows what we’ll find! Here’s the list as […]
I feel weird saying this, but: as a longtime devoted reader and commenter at the Toast, my reaction last Friday when Nicole and Mallory announced they’d be closing the site on July 1 was a weird cocktail of shock, grief, bewilderment, and…relief. The Toast is a glorious feminist haven, and in many ways has felt like a […]
A while back, I shared our bedroom makeover, where the bedroom was set up like this: View this post on Instagram …and after. #minimakeover A post shared by Ursula Wheeler (@urspostrophe) on Jul 28, 2015 at 4:42pm PDT Recently, we changed things up again. Let’s walk through it. The above photo shows how the […]
Okay! So this blog has been chugging away for about two, three weeks now. I now have more followers than I have fingers. This is good news! I hope you stick around. At some point soon, I want to expand out from talking about things in my house and get into more serious topics. But you […]
I have been writing thank-you notes pretty much since I knew how to write the alphabet, and in my 28 years I have honed the skill. Thank-you notes are thoughtful and important, but they are kind of a chore to do, and sometimes it can feel a little bit forced, right? “Dear uncle that I […]
I used to be the type of person who snubs their nose at resolutions, because I thought they were stupid and rigid and fail-guaranteed ways to improve your life, and that is often true. But today I’m more like: what the hell, 2015 was a hibernation year for me, and if I don’t push myself a little bit I’ll stagnate.