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An Adventure in Candlemaking

Whew!  So, I start all my posts out with Whew! Like I'm in a perennial state of recovery. Which is perhaps more apt than I'd like to admit. It's been a whirlwind for us over the last few months!  Top on our list has been diving in to the engrossing world of...

A New Adventure in Hospitality and Homesteading

Summer's here (or almost here in some places) and Jeff and I are getting ready to start the next grand adventure! At the end of June, we'll be heading north. Way, way north. In fact, we're heading all the way to the coldest place in the country. And I mean that in all...

{trash to treasure} Shabby Chic Lamp + Vintage Trimmed Shade

Hello lovlies! This week's project is not only fun & lovely, it's a joint venture between my mother and me! We took a fairly boring, run of the mill thrift shop lamp and fixed it (and it's sad, sad, shade) up into something lovely! Here's where we started: And here's...

about patty

Patty Brower

Patty Brower

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  Hi there! I'm Patty. I'm a writer, innkeeper and maker. Read the blog for tutorials, tricks and inspiration. Visit the online shop and check out our handcrafted soaps, candles, cool finds and more. Or plan a visit to Northern Comfort, the bed and breakfast and antique shop in northern Minnesota that I run with my husband, Jeff, and our basset hound, Peppermint. Are you a business owner? I also work with indie retail and creative business owners to build beautiful social media platforms, websites and email marketing programs.

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Patio Gardening Gone Wild…

Hello songbirds! Just a quick check in with a post that is neither fish nor fowl... err... fabric nor yarn... it's ROSES!! Spring seems to have sprung in Nashville. Although, honestly, what do I know? This is my first spring here. But it's totally my thing to jump the...

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New dresser. New puppy. New hair.

Hey y'all. I've clawed my way out of the oblivion of too much time spent working to check on the world of the googles and assorted interweb friends. But enough about me. Let's talk about my new franken-dresser-craigslist find. I've been spending a lot of my time...

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Sneak peek! Poker Room

Hey y'all! I finally wrangled the poker room I've made mention of into some semblance of order. There's a lot still not done - the big projects are finishing & waxing the OUTSIDE of the sideboard, followed by more interior painting and waxing. Also, we're swapping out...

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Living Room Reveal (finally)…

Morning all! I feel a little disingenuous calling revealsies on my living room, since not a post goes by without my posting a picture of some part of the living room, but I've finally gotten to a point where there won't be a lot more work being done in the room. You...

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