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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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My Early Years of Isolation

My Early Years of Isolation

I used to joke with Colin that I could make soup from stones, and in the early days of our marriage while we he was building his career and I was leaving mine to become a stay-at-home mom, that soup-from-stones thriftiness helped to get us through. The ability of mine...

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Children’s Christmas Cupcakes

Children’s Christmas Cupcakes

Part of the magic of the holidays for me, is the time spent with loved ones, creating homemade treats and crafts. This Christmas cupcakes project is a fun and easy activity with children and although it's structured, still allows them to let their own creativity shine...

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Quebec at Christmastime

Quebec at Christmastime

Colin and I just returned from a visit to Quebec where we got our fair share of Christmas inspiration and holiday cheer. It's such a beautiful old city with stunning architecture reflecting its French roots. Visiting Quebec during the holiday season is such a special...

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Christmas Cookie Box

Christmas Cookie Box

As a little girl I remember the excitement of receiving a tower of almonds from my grandparents at Christmastime. Each little box in the tower was packaged precisely, yet cute, and I thought it was the greatest thing in the world. I love that feeling of taking an...

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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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ALL ABOUT THE FAIR

A Re-Cap of The 2019 Farm Chicks Fair

A Re-Cap of The 2019 Farm Chicks Fair

Our family is just beginning to settle back into a routine after this year's Farm Chicks Fair. I was so happy with how everything came together and incredibly thankful for the community I have surrounded myself with. I thought it'd be fun to share a re-cap of how it...

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The 2019 Farm Chicks Fair Map

The 2019 Farm Chicks Fair Map

The 2019 Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair map has arrived! We hope to see you there, June 1 & 2 at the Spokane Country Fairgrounds. Click here for all the details. See you soon! MEET SERENA! Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and...

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The Farm Chicks Fair 2019 Poster

The Farm Chicks Fair 2019 Poster

Each year, after I choose the theme for The Farm Chicks Fair, my focus turns to how I want to turn that theme into a poster for the event and the rest of that year's marketing materials. Much of my inspiration comes to me when I'm traveling because my mind is a lot...

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AROUND THE HOME

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...

read more
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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