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Hey you

I’m Nora. I am a wife, mother, gardener, hugger, interpretive dancer, laugher, sister, daughter, friend and life-lover. When my kids were little, I used to wake them up with the question, "Did you get cuter?" This smile-inducing question became the name of this website.

I started blogging in 2007 to document our growing family and home projects.

In 2002 we bought our first fixer-upper home. It was a 1955 ranch and was in terrible disrepair. We landscaped both yards and fixed the home till she shined like a pretty penny. We loved learning the process.

We sold that home in 2013 and moved to our second fixer-upper. Our current house was built in 1950. We have larger yards to beautify and lot of work on the inside to polish her up.

The time and energy I put into my home and gardens enrich my life. With every task I learn so much about time and project management. I learn a lot about myself and my partnership with my husband too. We support one another through every hurdle. Thanks for visiting!