This is Carmella's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Carmella's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
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
Recent Activity
Image
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. Go ahead. Take the small you have, add some brine and spice, and watch... Continue reading
Posted 9 hours ago at Assortment
Hugs
Toggle Commented yesterday on Late Summer Garden at Assortment
Hmm. Interesting. Trying to picture this...stakes in the ground with fishing line wound around them? I'm always glad to hear of other peoples' success with saving their gardens from deer, especially since hydrangea are on my list!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Late Summer Garden at Assortment
Plant prison - that's hilarious!
Toggle Commented yesterday on Late Summer Garden at Assortment
Oh, yes! It's my dream to have a greenhouse! I even know exactly where I would put it :)
Toggle Commented yesterday on Late Summer Garden at Assortment
Image
Oh, I knew it would be wild when we got home, this garden of ours, because, without a gardener around, the weeds were sure to have a party. And not just the weeds. I'd had a couple phone calls from... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Assortment
10
Image
And this? This is where we grew up - northwest Montana for me, central Montana for him. We both spent hours at this lake and area when we were young. In fact, after comparing timelines, it's possible that my husband... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Assortment
Image
Ten years, the first of our lives together, the first that formed our family, were spent in Alaska, that place that is beyond imagination in scale, beyond comprehension in scenic wonder. Deep and abiding friendships were carved out of the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Assortment
11
Hi Linda - These photos are inspiration pictures of homes I've found online, so I don't know the source for the lights shown. However, you may find something similar at Barnlight Electric or Schoolhouse Electric.
Toggle Commented Aug 26, 2015 on On Shelter | 2 at Assortment
Image
It went past me in a flash. A long, yellow flash that rumbled deep as it rolled down the gravel road; the color of caution a carriage to something new. They had fat backpacks, fatter lunches, fresh haircuts. They had... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Assortment
Image
I'm happy to say, we're home! Ah, those are good words. We're settling back into life in the little house, loving the familiar things, the much-loved pets, and this little slice of heaven all the more. We're also looking ahead... Continue reading
Posted Aug 20, 2015 at Assortment
P.S. All photos in this post, save for the first one and third one, are inspiration photos that were used to help illustrate what you will find in the Shelter No. 1 plan, they are not photos of the actual house - as, at the time of this post, Shelter No. 1 was a plan on paper and did not exist in real life (source links for the inspiration photos are indicated). Shelter No. 1 has a covered porch with exposed rafter tails, square colums, and a tin roof, like the porch in the last photo in the post. Hope this helps!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on On Shelter | 1 at Assortment
Hmm. Okay, here is the direct link for the Study Plan for Shelter No. 1: http://www.shopcarmellarayone.com/products?page=3 Here is the link for the Study Plan for Shelter No. 2: http://www.shopcarmellarayone.com/products?page=1 Click on the picture of the house at each of those links and you will be directed to the page where you can purchase the Study Plans for $10 ea. They are a PDF download that can be printed on your home printer. The Study Plans consist of exterior elevations of all four sides, the floor plan for the entire house (two floors), as well as a guide I've written that contains useful information for anyone who is interested in building one of these plans. The Building Plans can also be found on the shop website under Products (shopcarmellarayone.com). They are what any licensed builder would use to build one of these designs. They are a separate purchase. Hope this helps!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on On Shelter | 1 at Assortment
Hi Kim! You can find the link to the floor plans under House Plans in the nav bar at the top of the blog's main page. Yes, the first photo in this post shows the front exterior elevation for Shelter No. 1
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2015 on On Shelter | 1 at Assortment
Hi Joanna! That's a request other readers have had as well, and I think it's a great one. I'll keep it in mind for a fall appearance. Thank you!
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2015 on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
Of course I don't mind! How fun!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2015 on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
I so agree, Suzanne!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2015 on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
Yes!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2015 on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
Do take a class! I'll bet you'd love it
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2015 on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
It's become one of my favorite weekly post topics, too, because of the conversation that developes in the comments! Nothing like encouraging each other with 'I already have' instead of 'I want', is there?
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2015 on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
Oh, then your retirement years will be wonderful, indeed! But, I do have to say - don't wait! Maybe give yourself the gift of one evening a week at a knitting or sewing class? Or maybe one-on -one if group settings aren't your thing. I always said I would write after my kids were grown and gone...I'm so glad I didn't wait :) I know you'll find the perfect timing.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2015 on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
Thanks for the bag love, Karen! I feel like I've never left Sewing 101! All the things I make are basic and uncomplicated. But, I am toying around with the idea of having a friend who is an amazing seamstress walk me through sewing a pair of jeans this winter. Not sure if I'm more excited or scared!
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2015 on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
Image
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. It could have become a pillow cover. That's how I'd pictured it from the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at Assortment
25
Image
An hour, then another - and far later, one more. Time in uneven chunks was doled out in the library shed today, and good thing, as helter-skelter had become the way of things in there. Oy. Boxes were filled and... Continue reading
Posted Jul 22, 2015 at Assortment
Hi Dayna! Yes, you are correct. The footprint remains the same for all four plans. Shelters 3 & 4 have only half (roughly) the square footage upstairs. Be looking for the release of the final two plans!
Toggle Commented Jul 23, 2015 on On Shelter | 3 at Assortment