An intentional home: Ready to dive deeper

An intentional home: Ready to dive deeper

It’s been about six months since I declared “intentional” our word for the year and announced our hopes to start a revolution in the home blogging world. In case you weren’t around back in January, here’s a snippet: We want to read (and be) a blog that helps all of us see the stupefying beauty(…)

Real-people progress

Real-people progress

Earlier this week, I was thinking about how I wanted to write a post, because it seems like I haven’t been writing much lately at all (here, anyway) and I’ve really been missing it. I was missing writing/thinking about home, and I was missing talking with all of you in the comments. Problem was, I(…)

Almost peeing our pants

Almost peeing our pants

We don’t have anything home related to share with you today. I spent more than 6 hours yesterday working on a piece of writing for another publication, a new writing gig that we’ve alluded to in a few previous posts. We’re pretty excited that today, we can finally tell all of you what that is(…)

The best-laid plans…

The best-laid plans…

You ever have a weekend go not quite the way you thought it would? I am now officially a design class dropout (having missed the last 3 deadlines), but I’d assigned myself all kinds of homework for this weekend–mostly writing that needed to get done. I didn’t do it. I blame it on the Rebuilding(…)

A new take on art from old book pages

A new take on art from old book pages

Cane and I don’t live in Portland. We live in a suburban city east of there. In fact, we live in one of the most reviled ‘burbs around here, referred to by one local blogger as “the armpit of East Multnomah County.” So, we don’t really identify as Portlandians. In fact, we take a little(…)

I love strippers

I love strippers

This will be a quick story about my descent from eco-friendly home renovation guy to chemical warfare guy. It’s either a story of redemption or a sad tale of lost opportunities. I’m not sure yet which one. Since February, I’ve been chipping away at getting all the glue off our downstairs family room floor a(…)

Make a new (family room) plan, Stan

Make a new (family room) plan, Stan

“You know, Mom, I really want school to be over with now.” “How come, sweetie?” “Cause you seem too stressed out lately and I want you to be on summer break.” Sigh. Out of the mouths of babes and all that. (She’s still my baby, even if she is 15.) As I explained to her,(…)