Tag: home

Before and after – the evolution of our property

We bought our cute little cottage-like house in Port Orchard, Washington last October.  Her insides were perfect and needed no updating, but the outside was in desperate need of some love.  Seven months later, the work is 95% complete and I am so happy with the…

DIY – Getting rid of that ugly dining room table

My dining room table is an object to both love and despise.  It’s a bar height table, which makes it an easy workspace as well.  It’s sturdy. It’s still in great condition.  And it is uuuuuuuuuuugly.  I don’t know what I was thinking when…

You can go home again, but maybe you shouldn’t…

Have you ever had one of those experiences that really just defy words? At least, right away? I went home to Indiana for a week and only recently got back to Washington, and I’ve been trying to wrap my head around my trip. I discovered…

Christmas trees, musicals, and making a community

I’m taking a break from dinner preparations to get this post up.  I’m having a “Transplant to Seattle” Thanksgiving dinner today at my house, and I’m hosting a few of my co-workers and their spouses who also uprooted their lives this year and moved…

The heart of a farmgirl…

The holiday season, for some reason, makes me long to spend time in farm supply stores. Now, you probably just cocked your head to one side like a confused canine as you stared at these words on your screen, so let me explain.

Working, shopping, and planning for the future

First there’s the working: So I’ve been working my behind off.  Even when I’m not on site, I’m still working via my laptop/VPN or answering emails on my phone.  This has left me feeling drained, and what better way to lift my spirits than…

Exhaustion and a good book….oh, and Henry Cavill

I’m exhausted.  Mentally and physically.  

Getting to know me – again

So back in 2003, I discovered MaryJanesFarm.  I stumbled upon the magazine at a Walmart in my hometown, bought it, and was hooked.  I still remember flipping through that issue, my heart in my throat over the gorgeous pictures and stories MaryJane shared in…