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livingangel84

Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads

Author of the Gods of Myth series. Mother and military spouse. Artist and creative expert. Homemaker. Master of anxiety. Friends with pain. My husband is my best friend, and my inner circle knows they can count on me for anything. Adopter of shelter cats. Lover of greyhounds. Enjoys birds, nature and fossils. Child at heart. Can't get enough of My Little Pony, Care Bears and Power Rangers. I watch too much Investigation Discovery. And I hoard books, pops and anything cat related.
"The only important thing in a book is the meaning that it has for you."

Where have I been?

If you haven't noticed, I dropped off the map for over a month. I started out intending to write the sequel to my book, but then got sidetracked with new designs for my Etsy shop. Then I got slammed with orders in May, which is really weird since I sell scarves and gloves. And finally, after that calmed down, I decided to really go bat-shit crazy and buy a house.

 

Now, I've been married to my lovey-love for 10 years this coming July 30th. We've always been renters, and usually that's fine. But as of late, I have gotten sick to death of my neighbors here on base and their petty drama. Military wives can be so nosy and catty, and since I don't ever associate with them, they like to be catty about me. All that added to white walls and ugly warm-honey cabinets finally drove me insane.

 

So we looked at a few houses, and our agent sold us on a new build about 20 minutes from base. Granite. Jet tub. The works. Smaller than my base house, but totally custom and away from the drama. Plus there's a homeowner's association, so hopefully, since it's a new neighborhood, I won't have to dodge trash cans or yell at kids for leaving their crap in my yard for days.

 

Anyway, here's the house thus far.

 

 

I even got to pick out the brick. *hysterical giggle* I'm so excited and terrified all at once. The demo house we looked at was so amazing I almost wept. But anyway, that's been my life lately. I wonder what insane hair I'll go off on next year.