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Giveaway! Danish-designed Salt & Pepper Grinders


Those of you who follow me on instagram (ahhem, @sidonie_s) may have seen me post last week with great excitement at the arrival of my first Skandicrush subscription box. For those that haven’t already heard, Skandicrush is a new subscription service that brings Scandinavian-designed (and/or Scandinavian-inspired) housewares to your door once a month. I had […]

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The Woods in Wind


Yesterday I was sitting at my desk, working, when Ben called me outside to check out the woods behind our house. “I love coming into the woods on a windy day,” he told me. Ben loves the woods, period. We have 10 1/2 acres here, and most of it is wooded. Ben spends hours making trails, clearing […]

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Into the Fog


It’s getting darker way up here in the Northwest. And it’s going to keep getting darker, and darker, for another two months before the tides turn. And I’m loving it. That’s why this piece, Ready for Rain by Lee LeFever, resonated with me so much when a friend of mine linked to it on Facebook a […]

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Summer Fun


One year ago this month, we became homeowners. This time last year, I was frantically painting the fireplace (lots of terrible, grainy photos here). I’ve had requests to post more about the great outdoors around the house. It’s hard to overstate how much it’s changed in one year. Last July, the bulk of the yard […]

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An Old Update


Here’s something I did last fall that I meant to write about at the time, and… didn’t. Forgot, maybe. Or got lazy. Anyway, it’s no big deal, just a little change that makes me smile on a daily basis. The hallway that leads from the big, open living space (kitchen/dining/living room) to the bathrooms and […]

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Saturday Activities


It’s a beautiful drizzly day in the Pacific Northwest, and I’m not letting it go to waste. After a delicious brunch at our usual place and a little antique mall window shopping with my brother, I came home and dove into one of my favorite projects: re-arranging the furniture. Here’s our living room. It looked […]

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Rugs. Always more rugs.


The very observant reader might have noticed in yesterday’s kitchen update post that more than just cabinet paint has recently changed. Nope, I’m not talking about the marble pastry board, which was a housewarming gift from Ben’s (generous!) aunt & uncle– Though it is certainly lovely and note-worthy (this photo is from my birthday, last […]

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Fresh Kitchen, Fresh Food


We just returned home from seven weeks of traveling, and I can’t tell you how nice it is to be home. We spent three weeks running across the country on Amtrak, visiting relatives and friends, followed by four weeks in India, for the wedding of a college friend of mine and a yoga retreat. It […]

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Good Luck


Something very exciting happened over the weekend. For a year I’d been complaining about the dearth of great finds on Craigslist out here on the coast: bemoaning the over-priced used Ikea furniture and the difficulty of picking up good finds, when they did appear, because we chose to live two hours away from major cities; […]

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Little Tweaks

A few very small things changed in the living room right after I showed it to you last week. I wanted to update you, of course, because you’re all that important to me. I got three new things that have made me quickly very happy. First, this H&M blanket, which seems to be higher quality […]

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