Week in Pictures

Sunday late morning and listening to Mavis Staples, Blind Boys of Alabama, Mahalia Jackson and so many other greats on the Gospel Train show here on Coast Community Radio. Reggae. Old school jazz. Banjo twangin’ folksy stuff. And even some good stuff to boogie to here and there, plus news courtesy of the best journalists out there, NPR. All on…


Yes it’s been a while, but – not so shockingly – I still have opinions to share and stuff I’m reading that I figure are important enough to mention every once in a while! There’s some serious shit going on in the world as we all know that no “thoughts and prayers” are going to change. And by the way,…

Week in Pictures

Happy Birthday this week to my sweetheart who turned 51!  We started out with brekkie out and a walk down a fairly quiet Cannon Beach (yay for his birthday being just after the summer holiday has ended!) then he got his wish of going for his first ever ride in a small plane – a biplane to be exact –…

Week in Pictures

A much needed escape from DIY-land to the beach. While we did a quick trip to Short Sands to spread Ruby’s ashes, this was our first actual beach time since moving here where we could just get our feet wet, wander down the sand and…exhale. Water savings in play! I’d bought three dual flush toilets from Home Depot for $99…

City Mouse –> Country Mouse

The other day I was standing in a parking lot, waiting for our Azure delivery (it’s like Costco for organic/non-GMO foods – cheaper, in bulk, and there are delivery spots all over the country, love it…), and chatting up a lady about what we were ordering, where I was from (being the new kid in the group, after all), etc.…

Week in Pictures

Holy moly, seems all I’ve had much time for in blog-land are “week in pictures” posts with all that we are still working on with the house! I promise there will be more words and topics soon 🙂 In the meantime, here’s another BIG glimpse into our world and some of the things commandeering our time this summer…!!   Well…

Week in Pictures

Let the DIY continue! This week I’ve been working on building a new kitchen island for us – out of scrap wood, of course – and so I’ve sourced the wood from our barn – the side (top) pieces being a length of one section of the small pasture’s fence that we’d taken down since it will no longer be…


I know this is a horse property we bought but this scary golden-eyed horse “window” outside on the patio is going to have to find a new home… I’m back for some calling out of stuff that I think needs calling out, woo hoo! Fuck civility. “Are we really to believe that the same people who voted for a man…

Before and After: Guest Bedroom

BEFORE: The guest bedroom was actually the least obnoxious room in the house. Originally I had referred to it as either “the white room” (you know how the seller was obsessed with shades of ecru and cream everywhere else) or “the normal room” (because the other two upstairs bedrooms have slanted ceilings and skylights). That being said, lacy chiffon curtains…

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