eeeeeks. we’re out in the world! Helllllloooo world.
We hope to take you all along with us on our new chapter of reselling! We plan to be 100% our flawed selves and would love it if you’ll decide to join us on our new adventure. This is the recipe I use to make our chili, and because it’s our favorite and if you watch the video you might just want to make it yourself.
yes it is laminated and it’s off the back of a Bush’s chili bean can!
What’s in a name? I’d have to say letters, haha. What if we were to rename or even name things that get a bad wrap, or don’t have their own saying yet. I got a couple ideas I’d like to share.
Like a Fanny pack, maybe it would be better to call it a hi-pu or wa-pu so then it didn’t have the connotation of a middle aged tourist, especially since I’ve always loved them but wanted to be “cool” so I never did, but now I do all the time, no matter what it’s called. I just love not having to worry about if I look a certain way anymore, must come with age and more of a self acceptance thing. Too bad the younger me didn’t know all this.
We did we move into the big house across the street and we have kept ourselves super busy, mostly self inflicted of all the dreams we’ve had over the years. The pandemic I know has messed with so many lives and livelihoods and I feel for everyone out there, but for us, being homebodies and such, we’ve just been keeping on all along. Although we remodeled 10 years ago, our tastes have changed as has our goals. It’s been fun to see things come together, and we are beyond grateful that we were able to refinance the house, during these most tumultuous times of 2020. I hesitate to write about all our blessings since so many have had it so hard… I hope that this doesn’t come across as anything but from a grateful heart and wanting to share our hard work with everyone.
Mitch’s shop, a dream come true! So many years he has longed for his own shop, and so many years I would tell him, someday Baby, someday, it will happen. Honestly…. I had faith but didn’t have a clue if it would really really happen. First we had big issues about where to put Shop.. There is small one car garage in the back that matches the house and based on all the requirements of where we were allowed to build it was looking like we might have to tear it down.
Every time I thought about it, I got a knot in my stomach and just hated the idea of removing it because I loved it, there was so much history and it just seemed totally wasteful and wrong. We were at a standstill before we even got started because we couldn’t agree on where it would go, so much so we almost settled on selling the house and buying another place that would allow for his shop. Then one day, while wewere revisiting the idea we walked over and just stared at the house, trying to think of a different option, throwing out ideas we went over to the south side of the house and began to measure if it would even be doable on the side of the house instead of in the back. The measurements looked good, it just might be the perfect spot. So much relief and joy rushed over us after finally figuring it out. We met with Bulldog Construction in Spokane, can’t brag about them enough, they were AMAZING. So we put money down last year to reserve a build in the summer and when things got going, they went fast.
It took about two weeks for them to do the entire pole building, we opted for insulation which helps with the condensation and Mitch is out in his shop every morning tinkering around and is happy as happy can be. Here is video we made this summer. We wanted to do a ribbon cutting to celebrate the official completion of the shop so we got some yarn, I made a little speech and then everything went wrong, haha.
That old garage is now my beautiful soon to be full of rescued relics SHE SHED.. Mitch has already hung up some chandeliers for me in there and I had so much help from my girls getting it all wiped down and ready for her new lease on life.
I’d like to share a little bit of encouragement if you’re feeling like things aren’t going to ever work out, please keep the faith, the Good Lord knows the desires of your heart. Just keep on being grateful for all you have, no matter what you don’t have. your cup will run over, but you must in all things appreciate what you got, love over hate and forgive others, including yourself. If you do that, when the things you were working towards (yes, ya gotta do the work) come into your life they will be like sprinkles on an already wonderful existence.
Do you ever day dream of things that in your heart of heart seems improbable? Or that may never really come into fruition? Or just hope beyond hope that the desires of your heart are heard by the good Lord and maybe, just maybe, if you keep on keeping on, they’ll come into being. Well, I am beyond happy to announce that we have fought the good fight and kept the faith and so many of the things that were once a “wow, wouldn’t that be nice?” are now a reality!
Last time I wrote we had to say so long for now to our sweet boy Milo, months have passed and so much has happened but not a day goes by that I don’t think of him, or think I hear him.
Just the other night I had the most vivid dream of seeing him laying on his bed and I went over and actually said to myself in my dream, “this is real, this is real, I feel his soft fur and smell his Frito feet. I made myself be so present in the moment, I might’ve even pinched myself in the dream! When I woke my heart felt at peace and my spirit seemed so much more lifted. I just loved to see those who’ve passed on in my dreams, it’s like little glimpses of their love for us from the other side.
The remodeling and re-doing of so much:
so many projects and much to share I plan to make this a few posts, so we’ll make this few big rooms in the house and what we’ve done and go from there.
My re-sale hobby has become more of a passion and I believe I’ve gotten my sweetie convinced to join me in the treasure hunting of all things discarded. Yippee, us two out treasure hunting, I couldn’t dream of anything better than that. If you’d like to see what I have for sale click here to go to my eBay store RESCUED RELICS 2020 Also, I just listed a whole bunch of cup cozies that I crochet and added some vintage bling cuz that’s my thing. Part of the joy of finding things or making things is knowing that soon they’ll be with someone who appreciates and values the work and creation that went into making them no matter how new or old the item is.
Here is my office before I got settled in:
Mitch put down a new floor for the office and it’s awesome
Remodeling, taking something old and bring it back to life either with a good ol’ cleaning or a fresh coat of paint is always a wonderful feeling.
Now that we’ve moved into the big house, also known as the 1906 Victorian Farm house we haven’t have a day or moment to ask what there is to do because every time we turn around we see something else we want to accomplish. For us that’s just the way we like it, always improving, making better or making it more just right! The following pics are of the dinning room. We chose these colors ten years ago, but we were ready for a change.
The kitchen had a very dark flooring that showed every scratch possible and also right after Mitch put it down ten years ago I wanted to make sure I cleaned it right and ruined it! It never had the shine that it did when it was new and just really bummed me out!
We decided to run the same flooring all the way from the dining room into the kitchen.
Closet space was ample but hard to manage until we saw something on Pinterest. People of the world inspiring and teaching others, I do love that about the internet.
DIY closet Rods for Attic
Angled or Attic closet space is tricky and Mitch knew just the trick
There is plenty more for me to share, but it’s getting to be dinner time and those ramen noodles don’t cook themself! haha
Oh one last thing, I don’t know if you remember my fascination with the Leopard Slugs, well if you don’t, I am. I just think all of nature is cool and they are no exception. Anyway, this summer I was excited to actually witness the mating of two Leopard Slugs and I got it all on video, from beginning to end! The video is long and slow, slow as slugs are, but if you’d like to see the video click here to go to our You Tube channel to watch Leopard Slug Lovin.
I’m going to sign off now and plan to write more often, I’ve missed writing to you all and now that so many projects have been completed I’ve got plenty to share. Until next time, please stay safe, healthy and remember you matter and so does your vote!