Weekend Travelogues: first snow in the Tetons

A fall backpacking trip I took through the Grand Teton National Park, just in time for the first snow of the season. Keep reading to see more of my chilly mountain adventure:IMG_3597

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A new garage light


A new exterior light

We spent a weekend afternoon updating our garage light fixture! Click to read about our quick project. Read More

Creating a concrete paver patio

Here’s another outdoor project we’ve finished before winter sets in. It’s a small paver patio at the base of our backyard deck staircase. Keep reading to see how we did this:SONY DSC
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Staining the back deck

To all my family living in the northwest, this post is in honor of your first snowstorm of the season. I’m writing about an outdoor project, just to remind you that it’s still in the mid-seventies here…Back Deck Before and After
We’ve upgraded the back deck over our last two summers in the homestead. Read on to learn about the projects we’ve completed (and the ones we haven’t!) to update our backyard living space.
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A simple autumn wreath

I needed an easy way to bring a little autumn atmosphere to the homestead. Time for a craft project! I’ve created two simple fall wreaths for our double front doors. Keep reading to see how I completed the project.SONY DSC
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Weekend Travelogues: Greece Gravestones

While wandering around Greece, it’s easy to come upon ancient ruins built on top of even older ancient ruins. And those ruins are full of creepy gravesites like this eerily cracked tombstone for a medieval crusader who died on the island of Rhodes.
Come have a look, if you dare…
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A Furnished Office

It’s been over a month coming, but here it is! Our homestead office is all decorated and usable. Read on to see what our office space looks like right now.Office Decor
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Weekend Travelogues: Graves in France

Another spooky thing to see overseas. These are some cemetery photos I took on a stroll in Paris, France:
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Finally! An (almost) Finished Office

It’s finished! Keep reading to see exactly what we’ve done to transform our office space- from start to finish!Our office before and after Read More

Weekend Travelogues: Spooky Skull Rock

It’s almost Halloween! This time of year feels so eerie. Perhaps it’s because fall is all about the world going into dormancy, or just the stark change in seasons. Even places that are not inherently scary begin to seem a little spooky. Case in point: Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. Keep reading to see how spooky this place can seem:
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