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Quebec at Christmastime

Quebec at Christmastime

Colin and I just returned from a visit to Quebec where we got our fair share of Christmas inspiration and holiday cheer. It's such a beautiful old city with stunning architecture reflecting its French roots. Visiting Quebec during the holiday season is such a special...

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Christmas Cookie Box

Christmas Cookie Box

As a little girl I remember the excitement of receiving a tower of almonds from my grandparents at Christmastime. Each little box in the tower was packaged precisely, yet cute, and I thought it was the greatest thing in the world. I love that feeling of taking an...

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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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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 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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Tips on Little Details to Bring a Party to Life

Tips on Little Details to Bring a Party to Life

Going back to my earliest memories, I've always loved a theme, and if you've followed along with me for a while you know that each year I plan a theme for The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fairand bring it all to life through the promotional materials, the events...

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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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