Office Flooring: Inspired by Germans

August 31st, 2012
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Living in Germany, I was surprised by how logical everything was. I was never feeling this sensation to kick something and complain about how it didn’t work. There were no splinters when I reached for a light switch, no unnecessary packaging for my toothpaste or popcorn, and most incredibly:

a very conscious desire to construct clean and orderly homes and workspaces.

This hangar started out so filthy. I quickly established a few rules, modeling the lifestyle of the German businesses I had interacted with. Martin and I knew that if we didn’t, we’d be spending every year cleaning like we have been:

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Finding a Sense of Place. What Does Your Soul Crave?

May 21st, 2012
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I discovered my favorite poem in high school. A part of it goes like this:

My heart’s in the Highlands, my heart is not here; My heart’s in the Highlands a-chasing the deer; A-chasing the wild-deer, and following the roe, My heart’s in the Highlands wherever I go.

-excerpt of My Heart’s in the Highlands by Robert Burns

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How to : Furnish Your House with Old Furniture

July 28th, 2011
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All of the guest writers that have dropped by to say hi on Making This Home these last few months have just AMAZED me.  This next guest maintains that awwwe factor with a million awesome tips.  Jane from The Borrowed Abode is here to talk about used furniture.

I’ll be honest; two months ago, I had no idea how much furniture cost in the US.  I started fearing that Martin and I would be using cardboard file boxes for tables.  Then I saw Jane’s living room…. Jane’s $750 living room.  I just had to know…

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