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About Crafty Devilish

My name is Holly West and I love my house. I want you to love your house too.

In 2011, my husband, Mick, and I bought a contemporary craftsman home in the heart of Venice, California. Well, maybe not in the heart of Venice–I don’t know, in the spleen? Actually, I don’t even know what a spleen is. Anyway, it’s our dream house, so whatever. We share the place with our dog, Stella.

The house isn’t a really a fixer-upper, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t work to be done in order for us to make it our own. We paint, we build things, we eat good food, drink delicious beverages, and in general try to enjoy life as much as possible.

It’s a wickedly good life, I tell you.

This blog is our account of our home improvement triumphs, foibles, and everything in between. In my real life I’m a crime fiction writer (my debut novel, MISTRESS OF FORTUNE, will be published by Carina Press in February 2014), so this blog is a place where I can forgo murder and mayhem and concentrate on pretty things.