Let’s roll back in time to the sad and dreary the hallway once was:

I am dead serious. That was my hallway. Now, let’s skip forward to the airy and happy hallway that is.

Photo Credit: Micah Kandros

This is one of something like 4 million photos Micah took at my house. It’s untouched and if he were sitting here he’d probably slap my hand because I shouldn’t post this just yet.

When it comes to light at the end of the tunnel—or hallway—like everybody in North America, I’m in a bit of a hectic season. I have LOVELY clients and I’m enjoying every meeting, email exchange and the occasional “Amy-what-do-you-think-of-this” text/picture. Really, I love it.

In the midst of such good things comes a bit of heartache. Life is like that sometimes.

My sister and I went home (to our beloved family and farm) to celebrate the life and grieve the loss of our most joyful and generous Gran. It was my honor to eulogize her life during the funeral. How do you sum up 88 years, 6 children, 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren? Dear Family, You ask me to do impossible things. Yet I do them. Because I love you. And, don’t you forget it. 

Here are a few snapshots of the visit home.

Locals hanging out at The Farmer’s CO-OP. I love this picture.


Old, tired details.

Blackberries from the garden.

John Deere + Sister

Now that I’m back I have a list of things we should talk about. When I haven’t seen a friend in way too long, I make a list of topics that we need to catch up on. Here’s our list:

  • Ideas for wallpapering a bookshelf
  • Painting exterior brick
  • Vinyl Storage
  • How to use speeding tickets as art (this is the real-life request of a client) I love this challenge.
  • Motorcycles on the wall (I will explain later)
  • Fences
  • Concrete counter tops
  • Playlists (your house should have one)

My schedule is filling up. Currently, I’m booking appointments for mid-August/September. If you need help I’m an e-mail away.

Hope you’re well!