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RE-DISCOVERING HOME
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RE-DISCOVERING HOME

I still marvel at how Ron and I just sort of fell into our mutual passion. My career in architectural design and Ron’s ability to do nearly anything became like magnets for sad houses begging for new life.  I think we all agree that there are few things more thrilling than the search for the...

i AGREE
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i AGREE

My entire life I’ve been known for my hair. I remember after attending the Senior Standouts high school assembly and receiving the award for Prettiest Hair, I drove home, ran into my mama’s room and collapsed on her bed in tears, the shame overtaking me that while others received recognition for “Best All Around,” and...

The Agony of Choice
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The Agony of Choice

NOTE TO READER:  We’ve all become so black and white. It’s easier that way.  We blanket our opinions over everything so we don’t have to look again, question our thinking, dig in. I think my title, “The Agony of Choice,” is on point in deep and difficult ways. We want someone to decide for us....

BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE YOURSELF
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BE CAREFUL NOT TO LOSE YOURSELF

Be Careful Not To Lose Yourself – that’s what I tell myself as I feel my stomach tighten and my fingers clench. This is not me, the one that reveres understanding yet understands that there are things in unseen places that I may never fully know. How is it that I allow all of “this”...

CULTIVATE BEAUTY
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CULTIVATE BEAUTY

It was the fourth home that we completely gutted, set high upon a mountaintop with views as far as the eye could see. Thirteen acres, wild as our own dreams of building a one-of-a-kind sanctuary nestled into the giant boulders, perched one mile up the winding drive.  Nearly two years of constant obsession and our...

A LITTLE CONVERSATION ON DECLUTTERING
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A LITTLE CONVERSATION ON DECLUTTERING

I’m watching all of this spring cleaning going on and you know it makes me smile. Who doesn’t love to “get organized?”  But there is this part of me that thinks we are missing the point entirely [as we clean and take pictures and write and post and organize and post some more]. Our lives...