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.


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.