Thursday, January 13

Katy Elliot


I love blogging. I love when you guys give me advice, and help me out of a funk, or cheer me on, or share your stories with me. What I love most may be living vicariously through other people. One of my favorite blogs for that is Katy Elliot. She and her husband are fixing up an impossibly old home (250 years? Something that is shit-dog nutz-bag to us Americans, anyway...). I admit that sometimes I don't understand how they can do it, they have to fix EVERYTHING! And have had some poopy disasters along the way, and it is taking a.long.time. But her home and it's history is so poetic and so simply beautiful. Her town is stunning, I love when she walks around and takes photos of her hood. This morning I was especially taken away by her beautiful photos of the snow.


As a child of imigrants who stuck with their language and culture (thankfully), American history is so fascinating to me. I also grew up in the Suburbs of Atlanta, a city with very few old buildings, and a penchant for tearing down the ones they do have. I want to be like Katy, but I am not, so I love pretending to be like her! HA

11 comments:

  1. I second the Katy Elliott love. I'm not in the place right now to buy a historic home and renovate it like she is, but vicarious living sure is fun too!

    P.S. Some of us really love your blog as well!

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  2. Hi Michelle...
    theirs is a fascinating history... and my love for old homes and architecture have caused me to remodel numerous homes as well..house remodeling gets under your skin, I suppose...it's not for the faint of heart...
    enjoy the day...
    maureen

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  3. Aw so sweet! Honestly it makes me laugh out loud to read how the renovation seems charming to outside world. Believe me it's a lot of sacrifice and stress. You have to really love old homes or it's not worth it. I feel really lucky everyday to have the chance to own such a special home.

    Thanks for the amazing shout out!

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  4. cute pictures! I love your blog and I'm so proud that you wrote me a comment! thank you again! :)

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  5. thanks for sharing this! we just bought a house not quite as old and not as much renovation needed, and i am thankful! the things we need to do are already causing stress! i do envy her being surrounded by such beautiful old architecture. i recently found a book that shows atlanta "then and now". it's sad to see how many beautiful old building were lost in the 70-80's! it did inspire me to find the ones still out there, being new to atlanta i feel like i know so little about it.

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  6. How funny that everything you said about your own history applies similarly to mine. I too am a huge fan of Katy's blog and don't know how they do it. But, I'm glad we get to watch from the sidelines!

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  7. Thanks for the blog rec. I love following people doing restorations on old homes...will have to check her's out.
    And those pictures are amazing. I love how the snow sticks to the sides of the houses.

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  8. Hi Michelle, I wanted to pass a long a cutesy little blog award, called the Stylish Blogger Award! I've really enjoyed reading your musings and your very creative eye. So, here are the rules:

    As part of accepting the award, you'll...
    + Thank and link back to the person that awarded them {me}
    + Share seven things about themselves.
    + Pay it forward to some recently discovered bloggers.
    + Contact those bloggers about the award!

    Happy Weekend!

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  9. I just found your blog and I feel like I have been missing out!

    Can't wait to keep reading!

    Whitney
    www.whitneybrock.blogspot.com

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  10. Love her blog too. It's kind of an escapist blog to me, seeing as I'm a city girl right now. Her grandmother's. whoopie pie recipe is delicious too fyi

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  11. PS your paintings look uh mazing in our bedroom. Keep on meaning to email you about it. They make me happy everyday when I look at them. Thanks for being so brilliant.

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Yay! Your gonna reach out to me! I am so excited. I have tried to make commenting here easy for both of us. So please try your hardest to read the squiggly letters so I can chat with you.

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