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Our Home Exterior Reveal

Our Home Exterior Reveal

I still can't believe it, but we're officially moved in to our new home! We managed to get in the day the Covid quarantine took effect and even though there are some things that still need to be completed, we're here! If you follow along with me on Instagram and...

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Wrapping Paper Dust Covers

Wrapping Paper Dust Covers

Recently I was talking about using simple everyday items around our home to add a pretty touch. Wrapping paper is one of my favorites for this because it's inexpensive, I usually have it on hand, and it makes a big impact. Case in point: my new office. Dust covers for...

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Mini Weavings

Mini Weavings

As a little girl, I found small ways to capture the potential in the simplest objects in my world. Then one day I discovered the practice of weaving and that I could make looms and weavings on my own. This was such a happy aha moment for me and years later, inspired...

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House Update – Doors

House Update – Doors

The doors came in last week and Mike spent a couple of days getting them in. This could not have been an easy task, as they're solid wood and pre-hung, making them heavier still. Pre-hung doors come with the frame attached and are commonly used in new construction and...

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House Update – Drywall

House Update – Drywall

The mason's scaffolding has been removed and the brickwork has all been completed. We've been told that once we're back to the dry climate of summertime, the bricks and mortar will permanently settle into becoming pure white (as they were when they were initially...

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House Update – Exterior and Interior Progress

House Update – Exterior and Interior Progress

Progress continues on all aspects of the house. I'm not sure if I've talked about the overall plan for the exterior yet, which is for the entire house portion of the exterior to be brick and the garage to be concrete board and batten siding. The mason and his crew...

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Creatives Autumn Farmhouse Dinner

Creatives Autumn Farmhouse Dinner

Earlier this week, a bunch of creative friends met at The Farmhouse on GreenBluff for our annual dinner hosted by our friend, Alisa Lewis, founder of The Creatives. The dinner is always so beautiful and we all look forward to catching up and talking about our hopes...

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House Update – Brick and Angle Iron

House Update – Brick and Angle Iron

In my last update on the house construction, I talked about the brick that we'd be using as the siding. I had explained that we had originally planned on using brick but it turned out that the type of brick we wanted wasn’t available so we had decided to go in a...

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House Update – Masonry

House Update – Masonry

When I first wrote about our new home project, I explained that we had originally planned on using white brick but it turned out that it wasn't available and we had decided to go in a different direction. We looked at different natural stones and eventually decided to...

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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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