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Lisbon, Portugal Days 1 & 2

Lisbon, Portugal Days 1 & 2

We made it into Lisbon just in time to check in at our hotel and leave our bags with the front desk before running back out and catching a cab to Jardim da Estrela to meet our food tasting tour guide. Somehow we were only two minutes late! It was 4:30 in the afternoon...

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Portugal, My Heart

Portugal, My Heart

Colin and I arrived in Portugal today, beginning a journey that has a lot of meaning and is sort of like a new beginning to me. Having been born to parents who seemed to be searching for something in life that was beyond anything I understood, there were a lot of...

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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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Nectarine & Corn Salad

Nectarine & Corn Salad

I love this time of year in Spokane when the produce is at its peak. Stone fruits, corn, tomatoes, you name it. I originally adapted this recipe from one by Green Kitchen Stories a few years back for my friend Joelle's birthday party on our patio. The cornfield was...

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Previewing a Farm Estate Sale

Previewing a Farm Estate Sale

I took a drive out to see Audri at the Farm Estate Sale she's preparing for, just outside of Spokane. It was 100 degrees outside so it was nice to get out into the country for a tiny bit of a reprieve. Audri will be hosting the sale at the farm in a couple of weeks,...

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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

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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The 2018 Farm Chicks Fair Poster

The 2018 Farm Chicks Fair Poster

I'm so happy to release this year's Farm Chicks Fair poster! The Farm Chicks Fair is an annual vintage and handmade fair in Spokane, Washington. You can find all the details here, and watch for details on the upcoming Poster Release Party, coming soon! MEET SERENA!...

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AROUND THE HOME

Designing Our New Front Door

Designing Our New Front Door

As we’ve been making great progress on our new home, it was time to design the front door and although our house had been designed with a large single front door, I decided to go with a double front door instead. I thought I’d take you along on the process that went...

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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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