Unlike many others this year, we’ve been living through a summer that’s bright, dry, and clear. And yet, there have been cirrus clouds of melancholy hanging over much of this season for me. I have been missing the summers of my childhood–when each day felt like a gleaming bead strung on an infinite ribbon of(…)
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(…)
Cane and I are not big travelers. We both hate airports. We hate packing. We hate sitting still in small seats with nothing to do. No travel this summer was no problem, as we wanted to dedicate ourselves to finishing (hah!) our two big on-going projects. If you’ve been following along with us this summer,(…)
Make your own DIY Solar Chandelier Check out Kat's awesome gazebo lights--curbside & craigslist treasure!
You might remember a few weeks back I was crowing about a craigslist win? Reader Kat from Austin makes my score look paltry. And, she has been kind and generous enough to let us share her great (and easy) idea here. Kat began with this chandelier she found on a curbside. A little paint and(…)
Now that we’re past the 4th of July (the true start of summer here in the Northwest), it’s Adirondack season for us. Nothing says summer quite like lounging in an Adirondack chair with a book and a glass of lemonade. Adirondack chairs are great because they are super comfortable, and the arms can hold plates,(…)
Would you want to cook your dinner on this thing? We didn’t want to, either. That’s why Rita and I spent some time casually shopping for a new grill this spring. Our grill not only looked horrible, it worked pretty horrible, too. There was really no temperature control. It cooked everything on high regardless of(…)
If you know anything about Cane and me, you probably know that we are not great finishers. We are great dreamers and planners and starters, but finishers? Not so much. Most of the time, we’re just fine with that. We usually finish eventually, and our long, meandering process allows us time to make great discoveries(…)