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House Update – Floors, Walls, and Trusses

House Update – Floors, Walls, and Trusses

Things have been trucking right along at the building site and every day there's so much progress to be seen. We've watched the house go from floor joists, to sub floor, to main floor wall framing, upstairs wall framing, and on to the trusses in a short time. This is...

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House Progress Update – Framing

House Progress Update – Framing

After a late spring and some seasonal road restrictions on concrete trucks, they were finally able to get in to our property and pour the final little slab in the mechanical room that was needed before the framing on the new house could begin. With the slab in place,...

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Easter Table Place Marker Cards

Easter Table Place Marker Cards

A nice element for the Easter table is place cards to set at each person's seat, marking their spot at the table. Is it necessary? In most cases. no, but it sure adds another happy little touch to the table, and in this case, a bit of springtime whimsy with miniature...

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Easter Basket Cake

Easter Basket Cake

I've had this idea for an Easter Basket Cake for a while now and on a recent trip to Target, some baskets in their Easter section caught my eye. I really liked that they had a diagonal weave and I immediately thought it would be a nice way to sort of modernize the...

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Easter Table Decoration Nests

Easter Table Decoration Nests

Creating a beautiful Easter table is such a happy task. This year I thought it'd be fun to create sweet little egg-filled nests and place one on each plate as part of a lovely Easter and springlike tablescape. The best part is that it takes just a few supplies and not...

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Building Our New Home in the City

Building Our New Home in the City

We've been working on the design of our new home in the city of Spokane. Our street is lined with old homes, each unique in its own way and it was important for us to create something that fit our style as well as blend into the neighborhood. I knew all along that it...

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What You Found! Lindsea’s Clothiers Shop Mirror

What You Found! Lindsea’s Clothiers Shop Mirror

Today I'm sharing the latest in my show-and-tell themed series of posts, "What You Found" which features people and their favorite vintage finds. I'm happy to introduce Lindsea - the creative and talented mind behind the beautiful online shop House of Harvest. Her...

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What You Found! Shannon’s Vintage Ice Machine

What You Found! Shannon’s Vintage Ice Machine

Today I'm sharing the latest in my show-and-tell themed series of posts, "What You Found" which features people and their favorite vintage finds. Last summer, Shannon's husband ripped down their deck and built a much larger one. But with all of the new deck space,...

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Sweet Summer Tabletop Inspiration

Sweet Summer Tabletop Inspiration

Meet Shannon, lifestyle blogger at Ladys Little Loves. She recently shared one of her favorite finds, a vintage ice maker, hereon the blog. Today she's sharing some tabletop inspiration for a sweet summertime gathering.   Oftentimes, a tabletop can come up a...

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MEET SERENA!

Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.

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