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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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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 4 days ago on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
Of course I don't mind! How fun!
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I so agree, Suzanne!
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on With What You Have | 19 at Assortment
Yes!
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Do take a class! I'll bet you'd love it
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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?
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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 5 days ago 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!
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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. It could have become a pillow cover. That's how I'd pictured it from the... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Assortment
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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
Oh my gracious, friend, you are so very kind! It moves me to think that anyone would stay up nearly all night reading the little words I've placed on a screen. Humbling, because who am I to have been given this? Love, love, love the quote from the Skin Horse. There is deep truth in those words. Welcome to these pages.
Toggle Commented Jul 21, 2015 on A Look Back at Living Less at Assortment
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We were heaped on the bed, the whole lot of us last night, to see the video of him and what he does every day. We had an idea, of course, because he's so good at telling us the stories... Continue reading
Posted Jul 20, 2015 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. The long summertime hours tend to pull you away, sometimes far away, to places... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2015 at Assortment
OH, and coconut water for post-run/race hydration
Toggle Commented Jul 16, 2015 on for Energy at SouleMama
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Both my husband and I are runners, our eldest 16 year old son is a competitive runner who logs 40-50 miles a week, and our two other guys are athletes as well. From experience, I know the INSANE hunger that can hit, especially with increased mileage. I can eat a tremendous amount of food, and I'm only 5' -4", 105lbs, so you can imagine what kind of boy appetites we're dealing with here! I found a recipe for the Costo-famous Aussie Bites that are great for grain/carb/energy. Another we call Power Bites for seeds/sugar boost (honey)/protein. They have been great to take on trail runs. http://www.assortmentblog.com/assortment/2012/03/goodness-gracious.html http://www.assortmentblog.com/assortment/2013/03/no-bake-power-bites.html
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I'll bet they do! Love greens!
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on Wildflower Market at Assortment
She looked at the fawns from the back of the truck, a bit curious. She sees deer and cattle all the time, so is pretty used to them. Thank goodness, she's not a chaser (except for the deer that venture into our yard).
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on Wildflower Market at Assortment
She looked at the fawns from the back of the truck, a bit curious. She sees deer and cattle all the time, so is pretty used to them. Thank goodness, she's not a chaser (except for the deer that venture into our yard).
Toggle Commented Jul 15, 2015 on Wildflower Market at Assortment
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Sometimes, the words from behind us are somehow perfect for right now. This post, originally written in July of 2012, is for me, for you, for today. And the Mancala part? I had to chuckle at that - after a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Assortment
Of course! Thank you! I've GOT to find my wildflower book...
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2015 on Wildflower Market at Assortment
Thank you! One of them IS poison hemlock (the yellow is wild parsnip). We won't snack on them, and we'll make sure and keep them away from the pets. I'll pass on gathering those next time.
Toggle Commented Jul 14, 2015 on Wildflower Market at Assortment
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Every year I notice more that I hadn't seen before. Wildflowers, like the multi-bloomed spheres of pink up there. Where were they last year? And the year before? I've no idea. But hooray for this year, and hooray that they... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at Assortment
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Thank you Erin! The paint color is Pure White by Sherwin Williams.
Toggle Commented Jul 13, 2015 on Becoming Home: A Kitchen Tour 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 a much-needed recent addition to my clothespin bag arrived (they're wonderful, by the... Continue reading
Posted Jul 10, 2015 at Assortment