Today is the first official day of Winter. Here in the Willamette Valley that means a significant amount of rain, shorter days, colder temperatures, and possibly some snow and ice. When Spring arrives, many homeowner’s immediately think to do “spring cleaning” but winter is another time of year that performing some routine maintenance can help preserve one of your biggest investments and keep your home comfy and cozy. Below are a few things you may want to consider. Have your furnace ...
Community Makes A House A Home
There is a lot that goes into making a house a home. If asked, most people would rattle off things like family photos, a comfortable place to rest and relax, the familiar smell of a favorite meal being cooked in the kitchen. While all three of these are important, I wholeheartedly believe that one of the most important ingredients in making a house feel like home is the community the house is in. The familiar sights, sounds, smells, people, and places lend so much to the feeling of home. ...
Wow! What a week it has been. I hope this post finds you all healthy, home, and finding grace in what has been a truly humbling experience for all of us. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here but with the additional free time I now have and my desire to help, I thought this post would put some good into the universe. If like many people around the world you found yourself at the grocery store last week stocking up on beans, rice, and lentils, and are now in your kitchen wondering what on ...
Casual Living Room – Photoshop
In the past year I’ve been working on bringing some of my design skills into the 21st century. When I started college back before Y2K my design program only had one AutoCad class. That’s right, ONE. No Revit, no Sketch Up, and no other technology to speak of. Oh, how times have changed. Call me old school but even with all of the technology available I still prefer to start projects with good old pencil and paper. I’m also still a fan of traditional mood boards. The way they show the vision ...
Wow! What a week it has been. I hope this post finds you all healthy, home, and finding grace in what has been a truly humbling experience for all of us. It’s been a while since I’ve posted here but with the additional free time I now have and my desire to help, I thought […]
Strawberries with Sour Cream and Brown Sugar
It’s been awhile…a long while. I’ve missed this space. Work, and life, and volunteering, and work, and life, and well, you get the picture. All of it stole my attention, broke me out of my routine, and kept me from sharing with all of you. As Macklemore says though, “You know I’m back, like I […]
Tadich Grill Cioppino
Maybe it’s my love affair with San Francisco or my Italian heritage but whatever the reason, I LOVE cioppino. When dining out and seeing it on the menu, I will always order it, no questions asked. For this reason I have tried hundreds of varieties. Some are thin like soup, others thick and stew like, […]