Hey you

I’m Nora. I am a wife, mother, gardener, hugger, interpretive dancer, digital marketer, 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.

This gardening post shows the work we did to landscape our first backyard, and this one too.

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.

You can email me here. You can find older posts on my older blog.