SERENA’S LIFE

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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An Update on our Move

An Update on our Move

After we made the decision to move into the city, we put our house on the market. It was the weekend before The Farm Chicks Fair. After a couple of months, we accepted an offer and we began going through the long process of waiting for the buyer’s paperwork and...

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Moving Away and Following Dreams

Moving Away and Following Dreams

When we built our dream home, our beloved farmhouse, I never imagined I'd be saying the words that we're moving away, but it's true. We are leaving GreenBluff and moving into the city. Sometimes unexpected dreams develop and it's time to start a new life chapter....

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At a Crossroads With Our Children Growing Up

At a Crossroads With Our Children Growing Up

I took a walk around Lost Lake while Colin was mountain biking. It was a good time for me to have some quiet time and think about life within our family right now. We're at such a crossroads - the kids are all growing up - Lucas will be moving far away for college,...

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Why They Called Us Vagabonds

Why They Called Us Vagabonds

I found this article from my childhood family life recently. I enjoyed reading it and think it's a good look into my dad's mindset, especially: . . . . . . . . "Freedom," said Joaquin De La Luz, "is not all luxury." He should know. De La Luz, his wife Gypsy and their...

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My Family – the 1970’s Nomads

My Family – the 1970’s Nomads

I recently came across this clipping from my childhood days growing up in my family's gypsy wagon home on wheels my dad built by hand. This article came from the Daily Inter Lake Newspaper in Kalispell, Montana, one of the many places we traveled through during our...

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The True Love Story of Floyd & Margaret

The True Love Story of Floyd & Margaret

Today I made the drive out to Floyd and Margaret's, two unlikely friends I made while on a drive one afternoon about ten years ago with my parents. Over the years and after many visits to their farm, I grew to love and admire them and their endless love for one...

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Saying Goodbye to my Childhood Home

Saying Goodbye to my Childhood Home

I went home to Yreka, California one last time to say good-bye to my childhood home, where we settled after leaving Croy Gulch. My parents have moved into town because they're getting older and can no longer live their primitive lifestyle. We I can't believe it...

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Life is What You Make of it

Life is What You Make of it

My passion for cooking began when I was a little girl, living in our modest, yet homey cabin in the woods. Our cabin was built by my dad, completely by hand, and was a testament to his love of all things handmade and salvaged. Our home was filled with items found in...

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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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