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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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Favorite Foods at Pike Place Market

Favorite Foods at Pike Place Market

My family and I have been visiting Pike Place Market for many years now and have a love of this iconic Seattle spot. And although it's considered a touristy place to visit, it's also frequented by locals because its offerings are so incredibly wonderful and the long...

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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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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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The 2018 Farm Chicks Art Installation

The 2018 Farm Chicks Art Installation

I always have such a fun time planning out the themes and entryway art installations that greet shoppers as the enter The Farm Chicks Fair each year. I especially enjoy pulling from my humble childhood roots of making things that were meaningful to me out of not much...

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Celebrating the Release of The Farm Chicks Fair Poster

Celebrating the Release of The Farm Chicks Fair Poster

I held the Poster Release Party for this year's Farm Chicks Fairlast weekend at Madeleine's Cafe and Patisseriein downtown Spokane. The treats were so delicious, the setting so darling, and I loved getting to celebrate with everyone who stopped by. Note: Meg, who runs...

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AROUND THE HOME

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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more

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