Hi! My name is Betsy and I live in Savannah, GA.
That’s me, in a photograph from a few years ago, when my hair was three shades blonder. It was taken by a professional photographer. From an angle. Probably in an attempt to hide the fact that the veins on my neck stand out and one of my eyes gets squinty when I know someone is taking my picture.
I want to be your internet-friend and overshare with you. I’ll talk about what it’s like to be married to one super great and very patient Venezuelan-Swedish dude, with whom I share a dog and a historic bungalow. We moved here from a 400 sq ft studio apartment in Brooklyn because it’s hard to live in a 400 sq ft studio apartment in Brooklyn for years on end. For you New Yorkers, I’ll try not to complain too much about how I found life in New York. It’s offensive to people when you say unkind things about their hometown. I know this because I grew up in Pittsburgh and I flippin’ love it there and I’ve been known to ruin perfectly nice cocktail parties thrown by other people upon meeting someone who says unkind things about the ‘burgh.
Here, I talk about our life and our little house, which we continue to fuss over even though we renovated it within about a year of moving in and thought we were ‘finished’ then. Bwahaha. How silly of us. Anyway, if you’re interested in the full journey, start with the first post I ever wrote. Or read about how we completed a total, down-to-the-studs, nothing-is-reusable kitchen renovation with our bare, uninitiated hands on a budget.
Let me mention that I’m a medieval art historian. Like, that’s what I ‘do’ for a living, as my day job. Admittedly, I didn’t know when I was growing up that this was a legitimate career path. I still don’t know if it’s a legitimate career path, to be honest. But someone sends me a paycheck biweekly, and I haven’t yet starved to death, so…
Finally, you should know I’m a little bit obsessive about seemingly inconsequential stuff like dinner plates and paint colors. Also, I’m not very good at taking pictures, though I try valiantly. And I really, really like living in Savannah and will probably try to convince you to move here because the little houses waiting to be fixed up all over the place are incredible and THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS WINTER when you live in Coastal Georgia.
Btw, want to tour our home? Check us out on Apartment Therapy. And thanks for joining me. Y’all.