Kerry Rossow

Bringing Back The Dickie!

  Here at HouseTalkN, we aren’t just about houses. We love to talk fashion, too!  This week, we are sharing our new venture: “DICKIE-DO!” “Dickie Do” is a movement to BRING BACK THE DICKIE! No more “Don’t do the Dickie!” We are all about “Do the Dickie!” Some folks in Hollywood gave the Dickie a […]

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Giving Thanks On Halloween

No other night makes me more sentimental for my neighborhood than Halloween night. Each neighbor brings a different kind of excitement for my four kiddos. “Do you think the Cox’s dog, Maggie will wear a costume?” “Will Donna have a special treat just for us?” “Can we see the Johnson’s baby?” “No fair! The Kasten […]

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Meet Big George!

This may go down as the best Christmas EV.ER! After spending Christmas Eve and Christmas morning with our Indiana aunts, uncles, cousins and grandma, we pointed our swagger wagon toward our St. Louis family! The SIL’s (think sister-in-law mafia!) were hiding our surprise Christmas puppy, Big George! We had kept this secret for over a […]

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Operation PUPPY!

I am excited to share “Operation Puppy” with you- FINALLY! My fellow cohorts, that we shall call the “SIL’s” (tough code to break- “sister-in-laws”) joined me in the search for our new puppy.  We were on the lookout for a golden retriever-ish puppy…one that didn’t come with a $1500 price tag!  One week after we […]

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I Used To Be Normal. Then, I Got A Dog.

I have officially become the crazy dog lady. I used to make fun of crazy pet people. But now… I talk in crazy dog speak. I let my dog on the furniture. I let the dog sleep with us. I send friends and family photo shows of.the.freaking.dog. I am one step away from knitting matching […]

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When Elf On The Shelf Goes Wrong

Happy Holidays from the neighborhood mom office, aka The Moffice! What started out as a simple Elf on the Shelf photo shoot, turned…um…naughty.  The conversation quickly turned to our Polly Pocket sized pal and how cute she would be on a shelf.  As these things go, one thing led to another and before you know it, […]

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Back To School Tips…And Lies I Tell Myself

I will be organized! I will lead my family with a cheery and positive attitude! I will exercise every stinkin’ day. I will not lose my sh** over homework! These are the lies I tell myself every August. It’s tradition. This year, I thought I might find helpful tips to keep me on task. I […]

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The Plight of my Third Child

This photo showed up in my Facebook memories yesterday. I happened to be standing in line to register this girl for high school. The summer this was taken is so clear in my mind. She had two older brothers and a baby sister. The boys needed a lot of wrangling and the baby…well, was the […]

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Field of Dreams

Growing up in small town Indiana afforded me many luxuries.  Say huhwha?  You heard me. Spending last week yukking it up with my sisters- we all invaded the “hometown sister’s” house- made me realize what an influence the landscape of our childhood had on us. While we were busy tending to the business of growing […]

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Crazy Hosta Lady

Some blocks have a “Crazy Cat Lady.”   I am afraid that I may have become our block’s “Crazy Hosta Lady.” I have every kind of hosta you can imagine.  Blue, elephant ear, lime green, green tipped, green striped, white flowering, and purple flowering.  I could be considered a hosta hoarder, really. Many of my […]

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