Entries re: Deck
Oct 6
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It's October and my front porch is rotting. It's the worst time of year, plus the porch needs to be replaced. What fresh hell is this? Autumn. I'm already over it and it's just begun.
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Case of Bass
Jul 30
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[After carrying my little red Case of Bass around for the last weekend and having people comment on it, a re-post seemed warranted. Any guest can plug in and play music, or a favorite off YouTube, whatever. Also! All those videos with crap sound on your phone / iPad? Plug them into the Case of Bass and hear what's going on. This works wonderfully for SNL skits. Watch the iPad, listen to the Case of Bass. It's a multi-purpose tool.]

It's time to think about entertaining outside. Gin and tonic and lime and friends and the smell of Coppertone.
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Jun 18
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It's time to get outside. We're having freakishly gorgeous weather in Portland, and inside activities can resume in late October. Plus it's the solstice. I'm guessing you usually slaughter a goat, cover yourself with blood, and dance around some stone figurine. Isn't that getting a little old? This year, let's do something really crazy: make something for your outdoor living space out of salvage. Your skin and the goat will thank you.

Need some ideas? I'm here to oblige!
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May 13
This is repeat post, prompted by this info in an email from Salvage Works in North Portland: "Just in time for wedding season. Vintage Mason jars and antique medicine bottles make great vases for romantic flower bouquets. All clear jars are $3, all blue and purple jars are $10."

A friend recently asked for help with a specific party problem - decorating ideas. She needed to decorate for 8th grade graduation, and balloons / crepe paper were mentioned and then quickly abandoned as options. Balloons are hell on the environment and critters within, and crepe paper is a disposable. What to do? How 'bout some good-for-the-environment options for party decorations?
 
May 2
You ready for summer? For the tomatoes and berries, swimsuits, farmers' markets, shorts, free toes, driving with the top down, shaving your legs more often? The smell of sunscreen? The deliciousness of a tiny bit of sunburn? Diving into a lake or river to cool off?

Note: after this ran in OH I found this on Remodelista. More info is good!
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Meet This Amazing Deck
Apr 29
Check out this fantastic deck!
 
Feb 4
My mom often sees things she likes when out shopping, but she doesn't buy them. Sometimes this is logical - she has a lot of stuff. But other times her reason is this: she doesn't know where she would put the painting / table / bowl / whatever. Her house in Arizona was new, big, and empty, but she would say she didn't know where something would be placed. Nuts, right? If you like something and you have an empty house, you will figure out where it will go.
 
Jan 31
Here's a story for you. It's super exciting. A real thriller. So much water ran down my driveway and under my house on its way downhill to the back yard and beyond that it knocked out a pier post (support post) for my home. I kid you not.
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Nov 21
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In one day, actually minutes apart, I received two really fun emails. These readers had vintage or scrap items they no longer wanted. Neither was going to landfill the item, and both wanted to find a good home for their stuff.
 
Metal in the Yard
Nov 12
Rules, rules, rules. Do you ever feel your life is littered with ridiculous rules? Don't use the chainsaw when you're drunk. Watch out for power lines. Don't flush your alligator down the toilet. Honestly, it's like we're living in a prison state.