When the water said, “Finish the house.”

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Could you imagine flying all the way to some dream travel location, then unpacking to a condo that had unfinished floors, or half done trim? Your first thought would probably be… “Wow, did they not respect me enough to provide me with a pretty place? So…. once I got home, slowly but surely, my eyes started darting […]

When a hobby grows up

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I received some rather exciting news in my email today. But you know it’s good for a story attached, yes?! Sawhorse pallet wood blog office desk As many of you know, my little blog started out of need. I was broke at the time, and just fired up a blog in order to showcase the […]

Thirsting after the right water – DJM8

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fall in the mountains

For the first time in a long time, my son wasn’t with me on this given weekend. When that happens, something in me changes. I no longer have to hover. Dictate. Worry. Decide. Constantly cook. My duties as a parent are relaxed… which then puts the short term focus on me. A different me emerges. Probably because it’s […]

Journal 2 – yoyo living teamed up with sunset downtime

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I never was very good with a yoyo. As a kid, I tried to buy the best one out there, in hopes that I would become an overnight sensation. I remember the feeling of holding a ‘good one’. Even the colour was prettier, graphics more advanced! All this held great promise of course. Good gear helps, but […]

Journal 1 – a new story to be told

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Do you ever get the feeling that you’re about to embark on something spectacular, but can’t put your finger on it? Let me rephrase that a little… I feel changes in the air, but I don’t know yet what they are. But my optimism, gifted to me by my mom, ensures that I have the […]

When Paska and telephone poles saved Easter

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For the most part, when a special day comes across the calendar, I’m ok with it. Things are just different without your parents still around.  I’ll admit, I still have to tough out Christmas in a big way. But the rest of the holidays, I think I do ok. Anyway, this Easter didn’t go as smoothly […]

How to position life’s stepping stones to customize your path

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pallet wood walkway

This week has been a little out of the norm. Working on lots of behind the scenes biz things have delayed new projects and progress around the homestead for the short term. Life as a biz owner… But, I’m kinda glad. It’s given me more time to mull over what we discussed in the post where I let […]

Hello friend! What would you like to say?

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Say you had this place.. this magical place where you could tell your stories. How your day went. What you learned. What you wished to learn. What you wished to teach. Anything you wish! And you’d know you’d have an audience without even asking. Your audience would be kind, appreciative, supportive, but best of all, engaged. There would […]

A chat with the river, during a new bridge trail bike run

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(to get the full vibe, press HERE for sound effects) Some days feel like too much effort. My son just remarked today, “It’s hard, you don’t understand!” Well, I kinda actually do. I just have more grown up hard things to contend with. But we all have to deal with something.   Call it running […]

Offering you. Just the way you are.

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Just when I say I never have posts planned and everything is basically hot off the press, I opened up this draft. It is PERFECTLY themed for the recent feedback on the surveys you have given me over the past couple of days. (link party survey HERE and overall survey HERE) I want to thank […]