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Christmas Gingerbread Cake

Christmas Gingerbread Cake

I'm obsessed with everything gingerbread, especially during the holidays, and thought it'd be fun to create the most delicious Gingerbread Cake to kick off the Christmas season. After several rounds of testing, I finally came up with a tender, light crumb, deliciously...

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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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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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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 – 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...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more

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