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Living in the summer moment

Living in the summer moment

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(…)

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(…)

Our mini-staycation And some design inspiration from McMenamin's Edgefield Manor

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,(…)

DIY Adirondack chairs

DIY Adirondack chairs

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,(…)