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tiny sparkling jewels

tiny sparkling jewels

Tiny sparkling jewels refracting rainbows, fragile and unbearably perfect. Pocket-sized miracles that widen my smile as I humble through the day, thankful for the small things.

before & after: the guest bedroom

before & after: the guest bedroom

We call this room “Guest Bedroom #2.” That’s because it was the last upstairs room we sorted out. As a consequence, it spent about four years looking like this: The red and green stripes combined with the yellow walls and ceiling made the room seem […]

how the feud started

how the feud started

How the Feud Started by Arthur Guiterman From The Mirthful Lyre (Harper & Brothers, 1918). Before there were Pineapples, Peaches, or Plums, The Dog and the Cat were Companions and Chums. (They lived in a Highly Respectable Grotto, Where “God Bless Our Home” was their […]

Pig Hotel

Pig Hotel

Our friend Barry and I banged together a pretty skookum (solid!) pig house a few weeks ago the day before The Pink Ladies arrived. I added some shingles recently. I think it should withstand a good amount of huffing and puffing. It might be a […]

Beautiful blankets

Beautiful blankets

We sent some of our wool last fall to MacAusland’s Woolen Mill in PEI. By providing our own wool we get seriously wholesale prices on woolen blankets and yarn. Twelve pounds to a queen blanket. So we sent about three bags full over for blankets […]

before & after: our bedroom

before & after: our bedroom

I kept putting off this post because our bedroom isn’t completely finished. There are still a few more photos to hang and projects to work on. But then I realized that a room is never completely finished. Like us, rooms and houses are a constant […]