Family - Holidays

Father’s Day Camping

“There are no sounds that can stir the sublime emotions…like the sights and whispers of nature.”  ~~James Lendall Basford Father’s Day Camping For Father’s Day weekend, Andy wanted to go camping so we headed up into the mountains above our house.  It’s near the same area we camped last time, but this time we got an even better spot.  Because the roads are bad getting up there, it’s not super crowded, which is nice.  This camping spot is in a copse of pine trees so it feels very isolated.  It’s…

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One Step Closer

One Step Closer Last week Andy was out of town all week for the mine expo in Elko, Nevada.  When he’s gone, I tend to work nonstop from 7 AM to 10 PM.  I’m the first to admit it’s not very healthy, but when it’s just me at home, I try and get as much done as I can.  It’s always good when Andy’s home because he brings a balance to my life that I wouldn’t have if I were alone all the time.  Over the weekend, Andy and I…

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Hip, Hip Hurray For The Fourth

Hip, Hip Hurray For The Fourth Vintage Americana is one of my favorite places to get inspiration.  Every Fourth of July, I love to look up old-fashioned images when I’m planning my decorations or activities.  Last year I made some patriotic fabric bunting and stars that I can’t wait to hang up.  Since Andy just expanded our deck and built a gazebo in our back yard, I now have a great place where I can hang them.  Hip, hip hurray for the Fourth! The above mood board has some fun…

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Design Come To Life

Design Come To Life Many of you know that I’m an interior designer working as an independent contractor.  It’s a great fit for me because I can work from home and be in charge of my own schedule.  One of the companies I work for chose my living room design to test out their new 3D rendering service.  It was quite an honor to be chosen because they only selected a few designs.  The 3D rendering made my design come to life! The purpose of the 3-dimensional renderings is to…

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June Mood

  June Mood Murder.  Mystery.  Poison.  Threatening letters.  That’s the stuff of gripping crime novels from Agatha Christie.  The June issue is dedicated to Dame Christie’s thrilling detective stories and particularly the beloved amateur detective, Miss Marple.  From village fetes to afternoon tea at the vicarage, this issue is full of everything that makes life in an English village so appealing and idyllic.  The June mood board above captures the mystery and suspense of the June issue of Wilma Magazine.  As Agatha Christie said, “Imagination is a good servant and…

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