Happy Friday 7/6/18

Happy Friday! How was your holiday week? Ours was really fun! In fact, our week was so fun that I woke up this morning and realized I never put together today’s post. Ha! Better late then never, I suppose ūüėČ

One big thing we’re working on right now is preparing for the sale of our Ravenna House. That’s right, after 4 1/2 years and a substantial renovation (shown above), we’ll be parting with this old beauty. Honestly, we never thought we’d sell any of our Seattle properties (yes, quite naively), but¬†here’s the deal: taxes and time. Our capital gains exclusion runs out soon and the tax-free equity from Ravenna could be better put into something closer to home. Plus, we’ve been busier than we’d like as of late and we’re hoping that selling a rental will free up time for things we’re more passionate about. Like our kids. And outdoor adventures. And cool, old properties that get our heartbeats going.

But maybe more important than any of that, we just want to keep growing. If that makes sense. Growth is something we didn’t really value when we¬†retired from the traditional workforce¬†two years ago, but it’s definitely something we’ve learned we need. What is it they say,” if you’re not growing, you’re dying,” or something like that.¬†Anyway, we’ll be putting Ravenna on the market next month.

Well it’s Friday again, so I scrounged up lots of great links from the week.¬†Grab a cup of coffee and dig in.

We were interviewed by Rachel of the Minimalist Mom and the article came out this week. It’s aptly titled “Stumbling into Financial Independence through Real Estate Investment and House Hacking.”

Coffee is good for us. Thank goodness!

An interesting read on Mr. Money Mustache’s tiny house. There’s so much to talk about here: our obsession with larger and larger homes, quantity vs. quality, the keys to a happier community, cottage-style communal living, plus the inexpensive construction of a tiny home.

I missed this tour when it originally published, but oh man this loft!

The secret to perfect popcorn is already in your cupboard. We’ve tried the vegan “cheesy” flavor and the carmel corn and I’m pretty sure popcorn is the best snack ever.

The most popular toy at the Farmhouse is this swing. We’ve had it for almost 2 years now and it was worth every penny!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Happy Friday 6/29/18

Happy Friday! What a lovely, slow week it’s been. We got back from camping on Sunday to a clean home and all the summer feels. After some much needed baths and laundry (camping with young kids is messy business ;), we filled our time with jam making and getting outside. A good week!

Our Farmhouse kitchen / marble slab, crock Farmhouse Pottery (c/o)

I’ve been thinking a lot about our kitchen lately (you can see more of it in this IG post). The space is okay as is. Truly it is. And I’m heading deep into #firstworldproblems here when I say, we’d love to change around the layout and bring a more historic look to the space. I’ve dreamt about the changes ever since we moved in. A more functional flow. Solid surface countertops. A better connection to the outdoors. And a 6-burner range. It would be lovely. But Garrett and I have come to realize that a renovation just doesn’t make sense at this point. A previous owner already renovated the space 10-ish years ago and put quite a bit of money into it. Us redoing it again, would be like paying twice for the kitchen and wasting perfectly good materials. And of course, there’s that under-valued element of time to consider, and a renovation would certainly take a lot of our’s. So we’ve decided to…do nothing. And we’re happy with that. Sometimes¬†okay is good enough. Ya know? Especially with fresh flowers on the counter.

Well it’s Friday again, so I found lots of great links from around the web.¬†Grab a cup of coffee and dig in!

The Home Love Network and the Bucket List Family are joining forces. Oh my, I’m Excited!

Via A Beautiful Mess // Photo: Mandi Johnson, edited with A Color Story Desktop

Loved this inexpensive makeover/IKEA hack. Also has me wondering if there are inexpensive, big-box style bookcases made without particle board, because this project has my name written all over it.

This guest bedroom is so fun. Who wouldn’t want to stay for a weekend…or a month?!

Lessons from someone who hasn’t bought a thing in 6 months¬†(except necessities).

Life on a boat looks pretty beautiful. This is a fun roundup of houseboats – it’s so cool to see how creatively other people live.

I put¬†these veggie burgers on our summer grilling list. I’ve always been a beef burger kind of girl, but in recent years I find myself leaning to the veggie options.

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Happy Friday 6/22/18 + Our Video Equipment

Happy Friday!¬†Oh summer, how I love you! The temperatures finally rose here in central Washington, and I’m in my happy place. You too?

Who else caught Instagram’s new update, IGTV, this week? Basically it’s a channel for longer videos (ala YouTube) and we’ll be getting ours up and running soon. I’m pretty sure Instagram is trying to take over the world, but I do love the convenience of a single platform where we can share so much. I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it here, but Garrett and I have been excited about creating video content ever since filming for our¬†HGTV pilot and Home Love Network episode. We’ve been working on it behind the scenes for awhile now and our first video makeover is coming out next week. Can’t wait to share it with you guys.

In the meantime, I’ve rounded up the video equipment we’re using (and read on for Friday links too).

Camera – Sony’s A7 III is the hot new thing in full-frame, digital camera and we jumped onboard. We bought it primarily for video, but it takes stills too. Why we like it: it’s full-frame, reasonably priced, and easy to use.¬†It’s been back ordered much of the time since it’s release (yup, it’s that good!), but worth the wait!

Lens – we opted for this f2.8 16-35mm lens because of versatility and price point. It’s awesome for interiors since you can capture so much of the room, especially on a full frame camera. If we continue to do video, we’ll probably add more lenses, but this is a great basic lens to start with for interiors.

Tripod – this is not the cheapest tripod on the market, but it’s sturdy, well-built, and produces the smoothest pans and tilts.

Lavalier Microphone – we bought these microphones after being introduced to them by Andy and Candis. We use them to capture dialog, which records straight onto our iPhones. Super convenient! Tape the microphone inside your shirt (we use athletic tape) and the other end winds underneath your clothes and into your phone.

Camera microphone – this microphone is mounted to our camera for capturing general room audio, construction sound, etc. The Sony already has a built-in microphone, but this is a big upgrade for sound quality. For interviews and general dialog, we use the lavalier mics.

SD Card – we keep a couple of these because video creates big files. Some of the advanced recording capabilities of the camera require a high-speed SD card, so this one fits the bill.

Backup drive – as I mentioned, video creates big files, so we moved all of the files onto this 8tb backup drive. Garrett edits the videos from there.

Editing software – Garrett uses Premiere Pro to edit videos. It’s a powerful program that has been relatively easy to get the hang of.


Phew! That’s the video equipment we’re using. It has definitely been an investment this year, but also a creative and fun new endeavor. I’m excited to show you guys more next week. In the meantime, it’s Friday again so I’ve rounded up lots of great links from around the web. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in!

A friend recently bought a Mosquito Spartan and I’m thinking about picking a few up for the Farmhouse. The reviews are mixed, but I’m curious if anyone has tried one…?

John Derian’s home via Cup of Jo // Photos¬†Alpha Smoot¬†// Styling¬†Kate Jordan

This home gives me ALL the feels. It’s a former sea captain’s home and aged to perfection!

How to make a 5-year plan. Do you guys do formal planning or goal setting?

I could relate to Melissa’s post this week on the idea of ‘hustling’. May we all find the right balance (Garrett and I are taking steps to achieve that right now!).

This is our kind of summer dinner! Steak salad with charred vegetables. And for dessert…no-churn ice cream!

Lastly, I wanted to share this post about kids being separated from their families at the border and how we can help. My heart is so heavy.

xoxo

-Cathy

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Happy Friday 6/15/18 + Clutter-Free Fathers Day Gift Ideas

Happy Friday! And happy Father’s Day to all you indispensable men in the world! We get to celebrate both Garrett and our 5-year-old, Wilder, this weekend since the former is an amazing dad and the later had his birthday earlier this week. Woe is me, these kids are growing up entirely too fast (said every parent, ever ;).

via @themoderncaravan

Back to Father’s Day for a minute…we’ve shied away from gift-giving on small holidays, but we still like to make the day special for the dads in our life. I wanted to share a few simple ideas for inexpensive, clutter-free gifts that we love. We’ll definitely be doing a few (or all) of these this weekend!

A Story by the Kids – Wilder wrote a story for Garrett this year and it was just so sweet. Wilder dictated the story to me, I typed it up, printed it, and folded it like a book. It was an adventure story full of dinosaurs and Wilder was so excited to give it to Garrett that he couldn’t wait for Father’s Day. Ha! I’m pretty sure it was as fun for Wilder to create as it was for Garrett to receive!

Hike/Bike/Nature Walk – get outside for a hike with the kids! Getting into nature is my favorite way to relax and renew with Garrett and I love getting to enjoy it with the kids too.

Brewery Trip – You may have already noticed that we love to go to breweries. For a day like Father’s Day, I like to pack a little treat like fresh-baked cookies or some seasonal fruit and bring it to our local brewery (which allows outside food and kids). We get to enjoy a beer and community and the kids get to hang out with us. If you don’t have a local brewery, you could always pick up a 22oz-er of his favorite microbrew and enjoy it at home!

Family Pancakes – our family really does breakfast. Pancakes, waffles, crepes, and eggs are on a weekly rotation around here. But we’ll make Father’s Day breakfast extra special by making a compote or picking up some seasonal fruit.

Help Him Work for a Day – offer Dad an extra pair of hands around the house for the day. Together you can finally prune those shrubs or pressure wash the house. Bonus: you’ll get to spend hours together!

Go Camping – there’s nothing like a night in the woods to bring the family closer together! We have always been tent sleepers, but a vintage Airstream wouldn’t be a bad option, either ūüėČ

Make a Sweet Treat! – nothing says “we appreciate you” like a hot pan of brownies or a DIY version of Dad’s favorite candy (like these).

I’d love to hear if you have any other easy/inexpensive/clutter-free gift ideas for the holiday! In the meantime, it’s Friday again, so I rounded up lots of great links from the week. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in!

Molly Yeh has a show coming to the Food Network! I can’t wait to see more of Molly and loved reading about her experience filming a pilot (so different from our experience!).

Wilder is always asking to borrow Garrett’s leatherman so this birthday we got him one of his own! This kid’s version¬†comes without a knife blade (you can add it in later) so it’s safe for a 5-year-old. I’m kind of obsessed with how cool these are!

via @themoderncaravan // Airstream renovation by Kate Oliver + Ellen Prasse

I’ve been staking @themoderncaravan‘s Instagram feed for a few weeks now (the photos in this post are both theirs!). Kate and Ellen do an amazing job fixing up vintage Airstreams and their feed has become one of my favorites on IG. Crossing my fingers we’ll get to tackle our own Airstream renovation one day.

Messy people, minimalism is for you.

This 1928 Spanish-Colonial is gorgeous! I especially love the living room and outdoor space.

Going gray, gracefully. I’m trying to figure out how to do just that!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Happy Friday 6/8/18

Happy Friday! Is your June off to a good start? We had a great trip to Orcas Island this week! It was a free-spirit, breeze-in-your-hair kind of vacation with some of our best friends. We explored the rocky, beautiful beaches, ate oysters we shucked ourselves, toured the beautiful Moran mansion, and played Pitch late into the night. It was one for the books! And about that mansion…

That is the Moran Mansion at Rosario on Orcas Island. And as beautiful as the home is, my favorite thing about our visit was learning about the people behind the home, seeing how they lived, and catching glimpses of the changes made to the home over the past 110+ years (why, why is that copper pipe running below the wood box-beamed ceiling?!). Can you believe that last photo is the master bathroom of this glorious home. Well one of two master bathrooms, because Mr. and Mrs. Moran had different master suites, of course. And there were no master closets – just¬† a series of drawers in each bedroom. The master beds were maybe a full size and the bedrooms were relatively tiny compared to the size of the home. I found that all so…refreshing! Oh and did I mention the flooring? White hexagon tile and hefty wood herringbone. Swoon!

Well it’s Friday again, so I rounded up¬†some of my favorite links from the week.

This podcast. It was a recommendation of Joy the Baker and super entertaining. We listened to it on our drive, right after our 4-year-old caught up on Wow in the World (highly recommend that one for kids, too!).

This rose-covered exterior stopped me in my tracks.

Why it’s important to work hard. I certainly relate to this, especially as Joshua Becker defines work (Becoming Minamilist). Related: Mr. Money Mustache thinks all retirements should include work (Bigger Pockets Money Podcast).

Yes please! I’ll definitely be trying these chocolate chip hazelnut cardamom cookies this summer (Dishing up the Dirt).

Have you heard of travel hacking? A few tips from this full-time traveler on flying for free (be my travel muse).

Apparently we’re not the only ones interested in Orcas Island…Oprah bought a home there last month.

What should the next HGTV show look like? Interesting thoughts on the impacts of all those expensive, instant, and sometimes unnecessary renovations (curbed).

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Farmhouse Friday 6/1/18

Happy Friday! And welcome to June. Our small town has a historic house move going on this weekend, and I’m pretty excited about it! (If you’re local, you can read more about it here.) The old home is being moved to make way for apartments, I believe, and it’s new location will be right across the street from where I grew up. I love creative solutions to preservation like this one.

I have to say that one of my favorite things about moving home to Ellensburg has been all the events our small town puts on. There are farmer markets in the summer, beer festivals, parades, story times at the library, and all number of holiday going-ons. Recently Garrett and I took part in a different kind of event: Love and Logic parenting classes. I know, I know, parenting classes. Ugh. But these have been a game changer for us. The series of classes was put on for free at our local library and they are hands down the best thing to happen to our family since Daphne’s arrival. Our mornings, especially, run 100% smoother and our whole home is happier for it. Anyway, just thought I’d share in case any of you have wondered about them.

Our Bryant House renovation (now an Airbnb) // Master Bedroom

Well it’s Friday again, meaning I’ve rounded up lots of great links from the web. Grab a cup on coffee and dig in!

What to do with an ugly carport. Holy moly, Sarah this makeover is gooooood!

We’re taking the kids to Orcas Island this week for camping and fun. The boys have their own sleeping bags and I wanted to get Daphne this cutie, but Garrett convinced me to wait another year until she’ll actually be able to use it. Always the realist.¬†pssst:¬†If you have any kid-friendly restaurant and activity recommendations for Orcas Island please share them!¬†

Ten ways minimalism will improve your life.

Baked coconut donuts. These are definitely on my to-do list for National Doughnut Day, which just so happens to be today (so go treat yourself!).

Inspiration from Instagram: this vibrant wallpaper (and spindle bed), fun family living in an RV, a dreamy project, a cute henhouse, and this layered bedroom.

An outdoor space in the desert. This almost makes me want to live in the desert…almost ūüėČ

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Farmhouse Friday 5/25/18

Happy Friday and Memorial Day weekend (hey, summer!)! We had a good and busy week, spending quite a bit of time in Seattle and Tacoma. Yup, we’re still working on the Tacoma Converted Garage project, albeit slowly since we’re in our rental ‘busy season’. We finished the Tacoma dining room over two days last weekend and it turned out SO cool! It’s industrial and traditional, and I’m beginning to think that might just be Garrett and my combined style to a T. Watch for that room to hit the blog this summer.

We’ve had some help with this project in the form of an intern, Bella. Can you believe we have an intern? She’s an interior design student in Seattle that reached out this Spring to see if we could use some help this quarter. Initially I didn’t think we could, but Garrett pointed out that we have the Tacoma Converted Garage so we said yes. And thank goodness we did because she’s amazing. She’s helped put together paint colors, finishes, and drawings for this space. And I have to say it’s been really fun to have another person besides just Garrett and I in the mix. You’ll get to see her amazing skills when we share more of the Tacoma project!

via @buildingwalnutfarm // design and photo Angela Wheller

This kitchen (errr greenhouse) stopped me in my tracks. Angela’s Walnut Farm is really something. And those oak cabinets…oh my! Almost makes you want to build a home, right?!

If you’ve ever wondered about living through a renovation, especially with kids, this about sums it up. I feel you Mandi.

Did you catch the ‘no makeup’ home tours that went around this week?

Nate Berkus chats with Oprah about design, surviving the 2004 tsunami, and coming out. This is an oldie but worth a listen.

600sf can be cheery and bright. Loved this home tour of a small family!

Low cost index funds are the talk of the Financial Independent community and this article was super helpful on exactly why.

And in case you’ve been waiting for a sale to buy something for your home (good for you!), a few of my go-to retailers are having Memorial Day sales:

For lighting and rugs: Rejuvenation, 20% off everything + free shipping.

For curtains, lighting, and accents: West Elm, 15% $100.

For wallpaper, knobs and whimsical touches: Anthopologie, 20% full price decor/furniture item + up to 40% off sale.

For sheets, blankets, and curtains: Pottery Barn 15% $100.

Have a fun and safe weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Farmhouse Friday 5/18/18

Happy Friday! How is May treating you? This week, as I gathered links for this post, I noticed that most of them have a bent towards minimalism and simplifying. It’s a popular theme around the Farmhouse lately as we’ve been gravitating towards the simple in all aspects of our lives. In all honesty, we’re too ambitious and have too many young children to lead a life of complete simplicity, but it’s something we’re striving towards.

I think the word ‘simplify’ is a bit overused these days, but for us it’s about removing the negatives, thoughtfully spending time and money on the positives, keeping our priorities and mind, and becoming, as Mr. Money Mustache would call it, “happiness maximalists”.¬†Have you heard that phrase before? Happiness Maximalists. It means the thoughtful and deliberate pursuit of happiness when considering where and how to direct resources, or atleast that’s what we think it means.¬†Garrett especially has related to that and it’s been a focus in our discussions as we’ve planned for what’s next for our family.

Well it’s Friday again (phew!), and I’ve rounded up all my favorite links from the week, so grab a cup of coffee and jump in.

When the stuff you own keeps you from your dreams. This is the good stuff right here, and I think everyone can relate.

An NFL veteran who donated everything to travel the country in a van. I love this story. Living simply (there’s that word again), adventure, a dog, and a fresh start…it’s all here.

Our complicated relationship with stuff, a podcast from Young House Love. They talk about this book, which inspired John and Sherry’s own shopping ban. I’m going on a year without buying clothes but would love to try a wider-reaching shopping ban like they did!

 

source / design: Sarah Gibson / Photo: Sarah Gibson

Sarah’s mudroom reveal contained some of my favorite art ever. And even better…she painted them herself! This is definitely one of my favorite rooms to come out of the One Room Challenge this Spring – check it out here!

The best chef in the world’s home kitchen. I love so much about this space, especially the wood beams and the hood vent.

Melissa’s minimalist wardrobe. My sister read this article (thanks for sending it, sis!) and immediately ran upstairs to pull unloved and unworn clothes from of her closet. Getting dressed in the morning shouldn’t be a big task.

xoxo

-Cathy

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Farmhouse Friday 05/11/18

Happy Friday! Guys, I’ve really fallen in love with Spring this week. Fall used to be my favorite season and then Summer and now Spring is giving me a run for my money. It’s just so beautiful. The flowers are in full bloom, the grass is oh so green, and in-between all the sun we’ve had the best rain storms. Keep it up, Spring, and that top spot will be all yours!

Our Farmhouse // master bedroom // Skyline rug (on sale!), Swing-arm sconce (on sale too!)

I snagged lilacs from Nana and Papa’s old house last week. I can’t quite believe this, but their home sold within 10 days and we moved the last of their stuff this past weekend. It’s the end of an era. Garrett and I started dating when we were 18, about a year after they built that house and there are so many wonderful memories wrapped up in it. I drank my first wine cooler while dipping my feet in their jetted tub with my sister and future sister-in-law.¬†I played countless games of Perudo and cribbage around their dining table. I spent my first Christmas as a mom there and too many¬†birthdays, holidays, and anniversaries to count. And of course, I fell in love with an incredible man there at that house. Needless to say that home will be missed. But we’re all very excited for new memories at their new home, the Porch House!

Well it’s Friday again and I’ve found lots of great links from around the web. Grab a cup of coffee and dig in.

Modern traditional style (and furniture). I’m very, very in! I often find it hard to define my style, but it’s definitely along those lines. Also: the alternative names readers gave are even better:¬†‚ÄėMillennial Primitive‚Äô, ‚ÄėModern Country‚Äô, ‚ÄėContemporary Farmhouse‚Äô, and ‚ÄėMinimal Traditional‚Äô.

The Why of Financial Independence¬†(an oldie from Choose FI podcast). “Not only is this about happiness and reclaiming your time. But it’s about freedom. It’s about freedom to have potentially decades back in your life that otherwise would have been spent at a job that you may or may not like.”

Reusable wool dryer balls. Do you use them? I’m a recent convert and kind of obsessed.They decrease drying time (when we’re not line drying) and cut out dryer sheets altogether, something Garrett is dead set against using.

via: NY Times // design: Leanne Ford // photo: Tessa Neustadt

Leanne Ford is a very talented designer (and new HGTV host) and her little cabin in the big city. I sure can appreciate her love of white and neutrals.

Made these smashed chickpea salad sandwiches this week. The verdict: easy and good (my 4 and 2 year-olds ate them too).

Does outsourcing unpleasant chores lead to happiness? It’s an interesting question. Maybe you shouldn’t outsource everything after all.¬†

Have a great weekend…and enjoy the Spring!

xoxo

-Cathy

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Farmhouse Friday 5/4/18

Happy Friday! Can we talk about the joys of a clothes line for a minute? I know, it’s such a simple thing but also kind of profound for me. Garrett put a clothes line up behind the Farmhouse last month and it’s blowing my mind. Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats that line-dried-fresh scent in my book. For you too? Plus air drying uses the sun and wind to dry instead of consuming energy and racking up electricity bills so it’s really a win-win-win. I’m all about small life victories and decreasing our footprint where we can.

Another fun happening from around the Farmhouse lately: egg hunts. It turns out that if you let your chickens free-range they will nest in places besides their nest boxes. So we’ve found caches of 12 plus eggs all over our property plus the odd one or two in the bottom of the stroller (yes, really!) or in the corner of the deck. It’s kind of like a daily Easter egg hunt. ¬†Now how do I get them to lay Cadburry Mini Eggs instead of regular eggs;)

This podcast had Garrett and I both nodding our heads and laughing our asses off. Real estate investing is not rocket science but it is best done creatively and with a sense of humor. Also: vacuum the truck…it’s great advice that we’ve taken through our week!

The complicated world of a couple who both parent and own a business together. I can so relate!

I saw these pendant shades hanging in a Seattle restaurant last week and thought they’d be perfect for Daphne’s little reading chair so I hunted them down online! Can you believe that price (they were at a fancy restaurant, so I was worried they’d be way more expensive)?! I’m making my way to a store today to pick one up!

Sometimes the picture perfect life is an unhappy place to live.

source // photo by Jamie Beck

I’ve really been enjoying following Jamie Beck’s year in Provence on Instagram¬†(the photo above is actually from Florida). She’s an amazing photographer and shares a lot of the behind-the-scenes from her photo shoots and life in France. From a recent post on her blog about traveling back to the US: “The limitations I have in France actually make my life easier. It is supposed to be the opposite, having everything possible is supposed to make like better but it doesn‚Äôt for me. It‚Äôs just ‚Ķ too much. The¬†paradox of choice. Too much noise in my head. Too much packaging screaming at me for attention.”

Up your Cinco de Mayo game with these easy¬†homemade tortillas. We make veggie tacos at least once a week and these tortilla have become a go-to. Once you taste homemade, you won’t go back to store bought!

An oldie but timely post on how to shop Craigslist from the Makerista. Spring is the time for home refreshes, right?

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

-Cathy

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