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Celebrating a simple holiday How we're hopping a ride on the peace train

Once upon a time, in a life not-so-long ago, Christmas morning looked like this in my house: Kinda gross, huh? I mean, would you look at all that stuff? My favorite holiday moment during those years usually came at about 2:30 AM on Christmas morning. That’s when every present was finally wrapped and under the(…)

Hibernation

  In the midst of this hustle-bustle, hurry-hurry season, I find myself slowing down. Oh, there is much to do. Posts to write. Presents to choose. Schedules to plan. A tree to be decorated. But I am oddly slow right now, to the point of being stopped. All I’ve really been able to bring myself(…)

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,(…)

More talk. Less doing. Revising our expectations--and our work process

Last month, Cane drafted a post I never got edited/published. It went mostly like this: We are not strong finishers. We LOVE to start projects though. It’s one of the things that we do best. That time early in a project when it’s all possibility and excitement is the best part. When you sit around and think of(…)