White globe wall sconces with brass finish frame an arched bathroom mirror reflecting tropical palm frond wallpaper.
White globe wall sconces with brass finish frame an arched bathroom mirror reflecting tropical palm frond wallpaper.

True to form, our bathroom renovation (with fabulous bathroom wallpaper!) took 6.5 months longer than necessary. We do love to avoid suggestions like: have all the materials on-hand before starting the project.

If you also would like a two week bathroom remodel to take seven months—or to avoid it at any cost—read my handy how-to guide!


A tale of reluctant love

I’m honestly not a demanding wife.

Now, my wife would probably roll her eyes and laugh, pointing out my daily demands from the type of eye cream she use to the route we drive home. But when it comes to big things, the life changers, I’m not a line in the sand kind of lady.

That said, I knew we didn’t need another dog. We already had a dog. We traveled too much. Dog sitters were hard enough to find for our docile old man dog, much less throwing a new rescue into the mix. It was too much. We…


Illustration by Jon Adams

Entering the San Francisco rental market as a non-millionaire is like going to prom with headgear. It’s gonna be hard to get a date. You’re subject to silent rejection, being stood up, and — worst of all — open houses.

If you’re hoping to pay under $1,500 for a room, everyone ever is in competition with you. Each ad gets hundreds of emails offering love, drugs, hookers — whatever it takes to move in with some random twentysomething hipsters. And that’s just a room; an entire apartment is even more of a unicorn in the mist.

The median rent for…

Annie Crawford

Writing! Lady love, travel, the home remodels of two un-handy women, anxiety, grace. More at www.annielcrawford.com

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