Among all the other crazy things I have to do right now while moving from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Toronto, Ontario, I've decided to start blogging about all the creative things I do to my home, as well as the limits I put on myself. I've started daydreaming about our new (rental) home in Toronto and how I want it to look and feel. So follow me while I explain the creative process and what I'm thinking. . . .
As you can see from the title, I call myself a JAP -- a Jewish American Princess. There seems to be a misconception out there that previosly-spoiled Jewish girls just call someone to do all their household repair and projects. I'm sure this idea sprung partly from the iconic book of the 80's, The Jewish American Princess Handbook, by Sandy Toback and Debbie Lukatsky. But the shiny glimmer has worn and the concept is tarnished. Us JAPs have grown up. We've gotten our college degrees and our post-grad doctorates. We've gotten married, gotten jobs, and we've got kids and animals. But guess what? We still like our homes and environments to look really, really nice. So, since we spend our money on other priorities, we have to learn to do things ourselves. This is the thinking behind my blog.
So follow me as my family and I move from Lincoln to Toronto and set up a new house with a full range of creative possibilities, from furniture to paint to whole new antique malls to explore. Fun times with crazy reusing/repurporsing/fixing-up lie ahead!