Thanks for visiting City Mouse – the evidence of my (sometimes) work-life balance! The goal is to regularly post DIY projects that make my home pretty and tasty, while simultaneously keeping me from answering emails on the weekend. This project started following IMG_9762the completion of  7+ years of graduate school and related post-doctoral training and certification. With newly free evenings and weekends, I decided to work my way though Martha Stewart Living magazines, despite having limited artistic talents and even less disposable income (Martha Stewart, I am not).

For over a year I posted regularly, improving my crafting and my ability to document it on film. Then, I misplaced my free time. We bought our first home, had two babies, and I took on a lot professionally! After a year long hiatus, I’m back. In addition to crafts and recipes, I’ll also be posting before and after photos of our home improvements. Thanks again for visiting!