We’ve emerged from the decision making process on who will be building our new home.  And getting through it proved to be stressful for both Colin and me.  One morning, we both awoke at 3 a.m. with the decision weighing heavily on our minds.  It’s a lot to think about and take in because we want the process to go well and to be happy in the end.  After all, it’s our home.

And after lots of interviews, researching, and reference checking, we found our builder.  Meet Craig Powell, of Powell Custom Homes.

And you know how good it feels when you know you’ve made the right decision?  That’s how we feel now.  A big relief.  We’ll be breaking ground soon.


In 2002, I was dreaming of creating a fun and happy little event to sell my vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, I held my first event in my neighbor's barn along with a handful of friends. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today The Farm Chicks Vintage & Handmade Fair fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces packed with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best event of its kind in the USA. I describe it as the best weekend of the year!