SERENA’S LIFE

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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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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How Love Changed Our Child’s Behavior

How Love Changed Our Child’s Behavior

Today is Colin and my wedding anniversary. I always feel so reflective on these days, thinking about life and what has happened along the way. And naturally, I've been thinking about love and how I really consider it to be one of the greatest gifts we have - the...

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How Love Changed Our Child's Behavior

How Love Changed Our Child's Behavior

Today is Colin and my wedding anniversary. I always feel so reflective on these days, thinking about life and what has happened along the way. And naturally, I've been thinking about love and how I really consider it to be one of the greatest gifts we have - the...

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My Parents – The Originals

My Parents – The Originals

Something I have great admiration for are people who are original. Those people who have original thoughts, are creative, and do what they do because it's just who they are. I love that about my family history and know it's why I'm not overly interested in trends or...

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The Day My Intuition Saved Us

The Day My Intuition Saved Us

I've always believed that a special gift women are born with is their intuition and it's something I've relied on all my life. I honestly believe that if we carefully listen to our inner voice, it can be intuitive. I will say that I think it's something that drives...

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Interpreting my Parent’s Choice to Live in a Gypsy Wagon

Interpreting my Parent’s Choice to Live in a Gypsy Wagon

The day after I graduated from high school I caught a plane to Alaska to work for the summer. Turned out that summer would turn into seven years. I needed to put my little town in the rear-view mirror. Our family had always struggled to get by and the feeling that I...

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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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