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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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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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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 5 days ago 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
We'd also used gas and charcoal for years. The Traegers are a smoker/grill combination, and definitely more of an investment. My husband had wanted one for years - several of his buddies have them and love them - one made smoked meat loaf on his and it was to DIE for! I was thrilled to find our grill on Craigs List last summer, just in time for his birthday! Every time he uses it, he tells me how much he loves it!
Toggle Commented Jun 24, 2016 on With What You Have | 51 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! When you stay away for longer than you'd planned (hello, summer fun!), it often... Continue reading
Posted Jun 24, 2016 at Assortment
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The plan I offer that's closest to our floor plan is Shelter No.4. The study plan for it is right over here: http://www.shopcarmellarayone.com/product/shelter-no-4-study-plan Our exact home couldn't be built in most states because of code restrictions. Lack of building code in rural WY gave us a bit more liberty.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2016 on Becoming Home: A Photo tour | 1 at Assortment
Hi Ann! I haven't drawn plans for our exact home for several reasons, the biggest one being that our home would not pass residential building code in most states. It's a rarity these days, but rural WY has no building codes (for better or worse), so we were able to fly under the radar with our home. In designing the homes in the Shelter Collection, my number one priority was to give clients the chance at building a home very close to ours, but within code (I wanted to offer something that was actually buildable!). Therefore, the slightly larger size to accommodate 2x6 exterior framing, a standard width & run stairway, etc. were necessary. If you like our home's layout, Shelter No.4 is the closest to our house' floor plan (only better!). The second floor could easily be configured exactly like ours, if that's what you're after :)
Yes! You do :)
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on With What You Have | 50 at Assortment
The perks of a custom kitchen :) Even though my kitchen is small, it's amazingly efficient!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on With What You Have | 50 at Assortment
Great tip!
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Yes. They are only chairs :)
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on With What You Have | 50 at Assortment
Thankfully, no! The Thonet chairs are alive and well, and somehow, more respected by the younger crowd!
Toggle Commented Jun 20, 2016 on With What You Have | 50 at Assortment