Mountain Living

Bound To Happen

Knowing what the Winter road conditions are like up here in the mountains, it was just a matter of time before it was bound to happen.  Yep, I got stuck and had to have a neighbor come get me out.  Of course these things always happen when Andy is out of town!  It’s funny because there are sections up here that are still snowy and icy; sections that are completely dry; and sections that are just plain muddy.  Depending on where you are on the mountain, there are three different…

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Sunday Homemaker

Sunday Baking

Since Andy has to travel every other week for work, I like to make him some home-baked goodies to take with him on the road so he can have a little piece of home with him.  Over the weekend, I made three different desserts, although one was for me and two were for him!  I made him traditional chocolate chip cookies and cherry pocket pies because both are easy for him to eat while driving.  Sunday baking is really enjoyable for me, and I especially love to do it in…

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Axeholme

Perc Test

Well, we our property passed the Perc test!  All counties in the state of Utah require that the soil be tested before a septic system can be installed.  Basically, it tests liquid absorption of the soil so there are no problems when the septic system is installed.  Andy and I went to the property two days this week.  The first day, they dug the hole, and the second day, the inspector came to do several water absorption tests.  It was good to meet the inspector as well as the contractor…

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Holidays - Home Journal

Christmas Without Decorations

As the holidays are getting closer, it’s dawned on me that I won’t be decorating much this year.  The rental cabin is too small for a Christmas tree.  There’s no fireplace, so there’s not anyplace to hang stockings.  Besides that, all my Christmas decorations are buried in a storage room that’s packed with boxes from floor to ceiling.    It’s too overwhelming to even think about finding anything in that room.  Can it be Christmas without decorations? I’ve celebrated Christmas without presents before, but I don’t know how to celebrate…

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Holidays

Design For A Client’s Yule Celebration

  The past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on a design for a client’s Yule celebration.  It’s been a fun and unique challenge for me because I’ve never done anything like it before.  I won’t show the design out of respect for the client’s privacy, but I can mention some of the items I’m including.  I always begin every design project with research so I know as much as I can before starting the design.  With Yule, I studied the rituals and folklore surrounding the celebration. Yule is a celebration…

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