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August 2010

Turn That Blogging Hiatus Into a Contest!

You Need An Escape If this image doesn’t reach you at the core of your being, you don’t have a pulse. Especially if you’re a full-time blogger. Feeling a little claustrophobic? Chained to your blog? Believe it or not, you CAN get away. We all need a break from the norm. Even bloggers deserve vacations, […]

Reclamation Projects Push Construction Into Art

I love what companies like Barnwood Inc. are doing with old building materials. Taking aged wood from dilapidated barns, fences, and other structures and transforming it into rich, gorgeous custom furniture and housing is such a noble enterprise. Waste not, want not. Can’t you feel a deep appreciation for taking something with history and repurposing it into something both stunning and useful? Reminds me of the drive I used to make to my grandparents’ house in Tulsa. Along the way, we’d see old farm structures rotting and tilting to one side. Obviously no one had used these buildings for decades, […]

Today is “Scrape Your Heart off the Floor With a Spatchula Day”

I fought myself to write this today. Lately I’ve found myself sharing less and less online. It could be discretion. Or it could be isolation. But I’m here to share because I think I should. My family is heartbroken right now. We were looking at closing on our house a week or two after the baby will be born. And that seemed to fit just fine. We knew there would be no more showings or last minute frantic cleanings. It was time to break out the baby stuff and let Heather do her best to nest with whatever time remains. […]