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About the Japanese Dollar Stores in the USA

About the Japanese Dollar Stores in the USA

We're lucky enough to have several Japanese dollar stores (Daiso) in the Seattle area of Washington State and visits there never disappoint. I'm always surprised that everyone doesn't know about these cutest shops and I thought it'd be fun to give you a peek inside....

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Vintage Inspiration in Obidos, Portugal

Vintage Inspiration in Obidos, Portugal

Colin and I recently visited Obidos, Portugal and I found so much vintage inspiration in the little village that sits inside the castle walls and is truly trapped in time. I especially loved the vibrant accent colors like yellow and blue carried throughout the...

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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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Pumpkin Seed/Pecan Brittle

Pumpkin Seed/Pecan Brittle

Last night, a bunch of creative friends met at the new flower farm, The Farmhouse on GreenBluff, for our annual dinner. Our friend, Alisa Lewis, founded The Creatives quite a few years ago and we've been gathering for dinner every year since. This year our dinner was...

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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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Monsanto, Portugal Day 8

Monsanto, Portugal Day 8

If you've ever wondered if there's a storybook town that's like the pages of a children's book come to life, I always wondered that too. As a little girl, I was building that place - little villages out of twigs and bark and dreaming of the life I'd have one day. I...

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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

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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House Update, Behind the Walls

House Update, Behind the Walls

We're just about wrapping up all the construction items on the house that we'll never see. The stuff behind the walls and in the floors. And although these things are obviously so important, I'm really looking forward to moving on to the stuff we will see. That's a...

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