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Just over 8 years ago when I thought my world was crumbling around me, this little furball came into my world and hasn’t left my side. She was my saving Grace- she and I have traveled, kayaked, hiked, played, and cried together in those 8 years. 

Last week I was away from her overnight, I was thinking about this past summer how she was so sick for quite awhile. She rallied through it and life goes on. I had just been thinking about all we had been through when yesterday she has to go back to the vet because she’s losing weight. We have gotten to know all the vet staff well – 

Turns out it could be diabetes! Well for starters WTF, what does this mean?? Going through all the info I need to know what could be.Thinking about what does life look like with a dog & diabetes?? Shots a few times a day, blood testing every day.Can I do this?? All night that is what was in my head, can I do this??

The rest of the night Grace slept on my lap while I worked. Every once in awhile she would look up at me as if to say “thank you” for taking her to the vet’s office like she knew it was to help her. I don’t know what will happen where this is going, but omgosh I love this girl.

Somehow we will kick some grass on this shit on move on together- 

Debi

 

 

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A few months ago we were given a challenge for a new home build. Could we make 3 sets of pipe lamps for a new kitchen? There were a few glitches to the job, couldn’t attach to the ceiling, top cabinets open up, so they need to clear lights, they also need to angle to light the island, wow… Oh and they needed to be red like the cabinets. Well, Randy took the challenge and tada! While working on the lights, putting all the pieces in place I had no idea until they were installed how cool they would be. What a job. 

Debi

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One of my favorite pieces of furniture to do was this pirate map dresser, for some friends who wanted it done for their new baby boy. I knew the couple had traveled a lot through their whole relationship so I knew I wanted to do something fun and creative. I compiled a list of all the countries they had been to over the years, starting with the first trip on the top left drawer, and then on the bottom right where the baby was conceived. The dresser was the baby dad’s when he was a little guy. It had been stored for years but still had a great shape and very useful.

    I started the dresser by sanding down lightly, gave it a good scrub down, 2 coats of chalk white from our FAT Paint collection, sanded and distressed, then attached the maps with decoupage glue & sealed with our top coat. Once I was finished we delivered to the baby’s room with lots of time to spare so mom could fill the drawers with little things for the baby. It was a total surprise for dad, he had no idea that it was missing from the garage. So much fun to be a part of.

Debi xo

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Well, this past year feels like a whirlwind of craziness..2 stores, 2 types of paints, 2 dogs, more than 2 swearwords, kids & life! I knew we needed to slow things down & just concentrate on our custom things, which we’ve had to put on the back burner for a bit. Furniture, lamps & painting things are what we do best so be it… I am ok with that. I love our little shop in our not so sleepy hometown.

Debi xo

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