house, oregon

Winslow For Sale

Our house is on the market! This move to Portland got real in a hurry. The “For Sale” sign was posted in our front yard on a Tuesday, and the listing for our home went live that Thursday—now just 11 days ago.  It’s been a lot of work, a lot of cleaning, a lot of… Read More Winslow For Sale

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P is for…

Peeps These are my peeps. My people. My marshmallowy sweet, squishably loveable (and often sticky) people. My peeps. Pete’s Fish & Chips Rachel was our tour guide for our first visit to Pete’s Fish & Chips in nearby Tolleson. Apparently the restaurant and downtown Tolleson had recently been given a facelift. It was super cute! Pete’s is somewhat… Read More P is for…

employment, house, oregon, stephen

New Beginnings

January is my favorite desert month. The holiday busyness is over, my home is clean and simpler with the seasonal decorations put away in the garage, the weather is sunny and silent—which makes me smile inside, the new year has begun with whispers of goals to be met, and my mood is both reflective and hopeful… Read More New Beginnings

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A Little Green Out Back

Announcing our new back yard! Yes, we finally bit the bullet and hired a landscaper to put in our back yard. Here’s the before: And the after: In this desert, back yards are something you “put in” as they don’t just evolve on their own. We kept it basic and opted to wait until later… Read More A Little Green Out Back

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Happy Family Room

Our family room finally has something on the big blank wall above the couch! I love how it makes the room homier. I’ve been wanting to make my own version of this dandelion art for a while now, and finally got around to it in the last several months. We bought some boards from Lowe’s… Read More Happy Family Room