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Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

Brick and Mortar: Textural, real, solid, sturdy, gritty, heavy, palpable. Video Tour: Fleeting, clean, abstract, intangible, superficial. What an odd pairing for tonight. But, actually, perhaps not so odd after all. I feel like this is the way life is today. We shop, work, communicate, travel, learn, explore, play, imagine, create, and connect on our… Continue reading Solid Brick and Mortar…Ephemeral Video Tour.

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The Start to Summer and the End to the In Wall MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Work.

June in Texas is actually one of my favorite moments of the year. I say moment because this delightful interlude between Spring and full blown Texas Summer is brief and fleeting, and I therefore try to soak up every moment of this idyllic “season”. It is warm enough to dip into the refreshingly cool pool,… Continue reading The Start to Summer and the End to the In Wall MEP (Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing) Work.

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Bringing life back into our 100 year old windows, a slow process.

I love our 100 year old home, and especially the effervescently¬†luminous windows, but they have not necessarily felt beloved over the past several years. They are all tightly¬†painted shut with layer upon layer of variously colored paints, some were fully concealed behind drywall and bookshelves, and others were shattered. I adore these resilient windows, and… Continue reading Bringing life back into our 100 year old windows, a slow process.

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10 Years together and a lifetime together ahead.

Sorry for my absence as of late. We left town again, and upon return from our last trip I needed lots and lots of baby snuggles from my precious girls. I am finally getting my feet back on the ground and caught up on laundry, bills, groceries, and all those lovely mundane necessities of life.… Continue reading 10 Years together and a lifetime together ahead.