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 : Find and furnish your house with used furniture

July 28th, 2011
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Today, Jane is here to talk about used furniture. She has furnished her entire living room for – wait for it – $750! Let’s see how she did it…

Hi everyone! I’m Jane from The Borrowed Abode, where I blog about decorating my rental home on a small budget, and starting my own business.

To me, the best parts of decorating with vintage and thrifted furniture are the stories that accompany each addition.

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