Small Space

This is cool. Check out this video of a small apartment that transforms into 24 rooms. Truly eye opening are the possibilities of space!


Design Advice

Design Advice

via:: House Tour

I came across this simple design advice printed on a dishtowel - “Get rid of crap. Buy things you’ll love forever. Make stuff.” Hits the nail on the head!


Grandma Chair

I refinished this mid-century modern chair a while ago and love the dimensions of it. What a fun old chair. I appreciate this old Danish 60’s style that my mom found on their ranch in Eastern MT. I really like its low-back proportions and curved arms. Glad to keep it in the family and put it to use again!

Painted black. Replaced webbing. Made box cushions with removable covers.






Happy Mother’s Day!

We read Proverbs 31 today in church – what a great reminder and challenge for all the mother’s and gals out there. I hope you can also be encouraged by this great example of an industrious, godly, and wise woman!

Proverbs 31: 10-31
The Woman Who Fears the Lord

10  An excellent wife who can find?
She is far more precious than jewels.
11 The heart of her husband trusts in her,
and he will have no lack of gain.
12 She does him good, and not harm,
all the days of her life.
13 She seeks wool and flax,
and works with willing hands.
14 She is like the ships of the merchant;
she brings her food from afar.
15 She rises while it is yet night
and provides food for her household
and portions for her maidens.
16 She considers a field and buys it;
with the fruit of her hands she plants a vineyard.
17 She dresses herself with strength
and makes her arms strong.
18 She perceives that her merchandise is profitable.
Her lamp does not go out at night.
19 She puts her hands to the distaff,
and her hands hold the spindle.
20 She opens her hand to the poor
and reaches out her hands to the needy.
21 She is not afraid of snow for her household,
for all her household are clothed in scarlet.
22 She makes bed coverings for herself;
her clothing is fine linen and purple.
23 Her husband is known in the gates
when he sits among the elders of the land.
24 She makes linen garments and sells them;
she delivers sashes to the merchant.
25 Strength and dignity are her clothing,
and she laughs at the time to come.
26 She opens her mouth with wisdom,
and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue.
27 She looks well to the ways of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.
28 Her children rise up and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:
29 “Many women have done excellently,
but you surpass them all.”
30 Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain,
but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
31 Give her of the fruit of her hands,
and let her works praise her in the gates.

Happy Mother’s Day!!! I am so thankful for my dear mom and all the other amazing women in my life! Hope you all had a blessed day.


Portland Trip

Last weekend, we ventured to the beautiful city of Portland. It was so lush and green there! Accompanied by great places to eat, stellar coffee, and a morning on the Oregon coast – it was a fantastic trip. We were able to see old friends and family along the way. Some friends we last saw exactly one year ago to the weekend when we were driving through with a U-Haul moving from Seattle to Montana. A year goes by way to fast.

I was hard to sift through our hundreds of pics from the trip – but here are a few!

Tree Farm along the way

Very cool to see the field of trees. Straight, tidy rows. Numerous fields with baby trees up to these mature giants.IMG_0768

Western Seminary where Jason is going to school

Met a few of Jason’s colleagues and profs. Dr. DeYoung coming out with with a great book on June 1 – looks like it will be a good one!IMG_0826IMG_0835

Mount Tabor

Extinct volcano. That’s reassuring. :) A beautiful park with a great view of the city.IMG_0912 IMG_0913 IMG_0914  IMG_0945 IMG_0950 (This picture makes me smile…note Nick in the background.)

Tillamook Cheese Factory

I would love to make cheese someday. (Although Nick thinks I am crazy.) This cheese factory tour was OK – interesting, but only showed the last step of the process. I wanted to see the curds and whey! But it was free and we got to sample squeaky cheese at the end!IMG_0982

Oregon Coast

Brrr but beautiful. I love seeing the ocean and chasing the tide. Top it off with fresh chowder and seafood on the beach – lovely time.IMG_0992 IMG_1015

Pine State Biscuits

Mmmmm. Biscuits done right. Yes Jason – the Reggie Deluxe was everything you said it would be…and more.

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The Albina Press

Great coffee. Yes.IMG_1084 IMG_1089

Other highlights in Downtown Portland - Powell’s Books. Hive Modern. EWF Modern.

And last but not least….IKEA. Overwhelming, yes. But we made it out alive and with a few good bargains!