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Mini Mama Bear Donut Valentines

Mini Mama Bear Donut Valentines

When Colin and I visited Japan this summer, I was so inspired by the darling treats filling the little bakeries and bake stands and wanted to create my own happy little versions when I came home. Cute donut creations have been on my mind for Valentines day so this was...

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Valentine Handmade Hostess Heart Cupcakes

Valentine Handmade Hostess Heart Cupcakes

I love the nostalgia behind the classic Hostess cupcakes and thought that an elevated handmade version would make such a sweet and happy Valentine's Day treat. The cupcakes are light, yet moist and chocolatey, the filling is scrumptiously airy and not too sweet, and...

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Exploring London During the Christmas Season

Exploring London During the Christmas Season

Colin and I just returned from a trip to London, which is someplace I've always thought would be such a special place to visit during the holidays. I really love the classic aesthetic of Christmas decorations throughout Europe and cannot express enough how darling all...

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Building Our New Home in the City

Building Our New Home in the City

We've been working on the design of our new home in the city of Spokane. Our street is lined with old homes, each unique in its own way and it was important for us to create something that fit our style as well as blend into the neighborhood. I knew all along that it...

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A Holiday Visit to Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop

A Holiday Visit to Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop

There's something so darling about bakeshops at Christmas time. I thought you might enjoy a little visit to Sweet Frostings Blissful Bakeshop's new location in North Spokane, Washington, a local, woman-owned small business. Owner Sally has been selling her treats at...

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My Pastry Chef Dream

My Pastry Chef Dream

The day after The Farm Chicks Fairlast June, I was sitting through orientation for culinary school, about to embark on a longheld dream of mine to become a pastry chef that began taking shape when I was a little girl. In many ways, the timing wasn't great while we...

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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

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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The Farm Chicks Office Tour

The Farm Chicks Office Tour

When I started my Farm Chicks dreamin 2002, we were living in an small old schoolhouse at the base of Mt. Spokane and all of my work was done from the sofa and kitchen table. After we built our first home, the laundry roomdoubled as my office at first, shared with the...

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AROUND THE HOME

Sweet Summer Tabletop Inspiration

Sweet Summer Tabletop Inspiration

Meet Shannon, lifestyle blogger at Ladys Little Loves. She recently shared one of her favorite finds, a vintage ice maker, hereon the blog. Today she's sharing some tabletop inspiration for a sweet summertime gathering.   Oftentimes, a tabletop can come up a...

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A Preview of What You Found

A Preview of What You Found

I'm excited to tell you about a new feature I'll be sharing here frequently! First, a little backstory. If you've read about my story at all, you know that my parents were scavengers and collectors and that we traveled in our little gypsy wagon home all over the US,...

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Gingerbread House Centerpiece Tablerunner

Gingerbread House Centerpiece Tablerunner

While MaryJane and I were visiting the Christmas markets, I was so completely inspired by all of the gingerbread and decided I wanted to make a big gingerbread statement piece when I returned. Every year I have so much fun creating a centerpiece for our dining table,...

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