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How to Care for Potted Mums

How to Care for Potted Mums

No autumn season seems complete without a cheery mum or two adorning the front stoop or porch. The key is keeping the plants healthy all through the season, so I've compiled some tips for selecting and growing healthy mums. When selecting your Chrysanthemum plants,...

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Kitchen Tour

Kitchen Tour

Life in the house is beginning to feel more settled since we moved in and I thought it'd be a nice time to finally share a tour of the kitchen. The space is really open and includes a small bar area off to one side and the dining room on the other side.There are two...

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Hydrangea Care in the Fall

Hydrangea Care in the Fall

I've been learning a lot about caring for hydrangea plants in anticipation of the turn of seasons from summer to fall. It turns out there are many different varieties and their care differs, depending on which type of plants you have. The variety growing in our yard...

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My Baking Pantry

My Baking Pantry

During cooking school, I began dreaming of a baking pantry that would function like my own little home bakeshop, off of the kitchen in the new house, where I'd  store all of my baking supplies, and of course, bake! The plan was for it to function as a pantry for...

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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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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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