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Carmella
The Wyoming mountains
I am Carmella Rayone, lover of good design, good writing, good food, and the four good men in my life
Interests: interior design, handmade, photography, education, family
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Ha! Good question! Seeley Lake, in Montana. The place we stay is called Tamaracks Resort (which makes me chuckle, as it's simple, wonderfully, a cluster of old, quirky, awesome cabins on the shore of the lake).
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on It Started In the 50's at Assortment
I know you'd enjoy it immensely!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Here & There at Assortment
Yes, so good to pop in for a quick hello! I'll be back to regular posting on September 1st. See you then!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Here & There at Assortment
Yes, so good to pop in for a quick hello! I'll be back to regular posting on September 1st. See you then!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Here & There at Assortment
Yes, so good to pop in for a quick hello! I'll be back to regular posting on September 1st. See you then!
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2016 on Here & There at Assortment
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Hello, loves! I'm here. Here, then there, and now back again, I could say, if I wanted to be precise. Back from that summer trip that always falls beginning of August, this time with a truly tiny cabin in the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Assortment
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Hmm. I'm sorry to hear that you've missed updates. While I check my end, you may want to go ahead and re-subscribe and see if that gets them coming again. Posts are fewer right now through my sabbatical, but will resume three times a week in Sept.
Toggle Commented Aug 4, 2016 on A Sabbatical at Assortment
Appreciate the props, Rich. Thanks for linking!
Toggle Commented Aug 1, 2016 on Deep Woods at Assortment
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Six of us, a handful of days, a mountain lake, a campsite. The electrified world stopped and we got off. A greater balm for the soul, I do not know. Reading, reading, reading to my heart's content (even under the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2016 at Assortment
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Oh, this hat! I get so many inquiries and compliments on it! It was a singleton that I found years ago at a discount store in Florida. I wish I could point you in the direction to find one, but I've never seen another one like it since.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2016 on This for That at Assortment
Oh, I'll be happy for you when you can leave the concrete jungle for a cooler, quieter, more lush place.
Toggle Commented Jul 18, 2016 on This for That at Assortment
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The hammock by the creek was quilt-tossed and pillow-fluffed. There I lay under the canopy of trees, swaying gently, suspended by woven threads. Water, spilling over rocks, the nearby sprinkler ticking droplets across the grass, the feeling of being hidden... Continue reading
Posted Jul 18, 2016 at Assortment
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Yes, you are right, the building plans are what you'd give to contractors for a quote. Cost to build is so hard to estimate as there are MANY varying factors involved depending on where you live, what materials/finishes you use, if you will do some/all of the work yourself, etc. A ballpark range would be $100 - $150/square foot. It could be less, it could be more.
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2016 on Shelter No.4 Has Arrived! at Assortment
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Quiet. Sometimes it's found in a cove, where soft sand lies under foot and gentle waves soak the shore. Sometimes, though, it's found in a space of time, removed from obligation and set apart. Where once there was necessary engagement... Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2016 at Assortment
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Words about contentment inspired this series that celebrates ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness. Join me in the comments and share what you've done with what you have! They were still in a mad jumble alongside the washer in the laundry closet.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2016 at Assortment
Although all the plans in the Shelter Collection were inspired by our house, Shelter No.4 is the closest to our floor plan - I say it's our house, only better :) Email me at assortmentblog@gmail.com to discuss the builder.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2016 on With What You Have | 51 at Assortment
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In a friendly email, she asked, "Camera tricks aside, how do you keep your white walls white?" It's a fair question that deserves an answer, because, looking in, one may wonder whether these walls are ever smudged, nicked, or smeared... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2016 at Assortment
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I so enjoy perspectives in the comments from all places in life! I'm taking notes for when I'm an empty nester!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2016 on Six Ways To A Slow Summer at Assortment
No, not that kind of trade. I probably should have written "screen time" for board games. Game time here is only on Friday afternoons or Saturdays, 2 hours, each boy. Other evenings, the pull toward screens is to watch netflix, youtube, etc. This is more what the trade is aimed for. I totally get that screen time can be so hard to negotiate!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2016 on Six Ways To A Slow Summer at Assortment
I've never heard of Kubb! Thank you
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2016 on Six Ways To A Slow Summer at Assortment
We've more had breakfast for dinner more than once recently, too!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2016 on Six Ways To A Slow Summer at Assortment
Such kind words. Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jun 28, 2016 on With What You Have | 51 at Assortment
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It's an effective illusion when summer seems endless at the beginning of June. You believe it'll stretch on and on in long and languid days. Oh, but it goes by as quickly as a sunset! So the recent convergence with... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Assortment
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Yay! It's a good one!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2016 on With What You Have | 51 at Assortment
Nellie got to spend the day with a new friend - a Great Dane! Wow, does she look little next to him! They became good buddies & played lots of tag around the garden shed, or so I hear.
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2016 on With What You Have | 51 at Assortment