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“So What’s Your End Goal?” And Other Questions I’ve Been Asked About What I’m Doing Here

This is one of those more personal posts that show up in my blog feed every few months. I'll feel a natural draw to write about something that's itching my brain, and this post is centered around one of those topics that I get asked about from time to time and sometimes my answer confuses [...]

Five Favorites: December 2020 & January 2021

I skipped December because it was like, a hellishly busy month. And now that January has passed, I can say retrospectively: it was a hellishly busy month. Jake and I are currently in the throes of the shop buildout (if you're new here, we're opening a tiny tiny coffee shop inside of Jake's specialty coffee [...]

Buy Nothing New In 2021

Buy Nothing New In 2021

Some time at the beginning of last year, before the pandemic, before social distancing, before the dining room closures of my favorite restaurants and bars, I watched a segment on Hasan Minhaj's Netflix Series Patriot Act that centered its discussion around fast fashion. Following the half hour eye-opening episode, I made a vow for 2020: [...]

ORC Office Reveal — Holy Sh*t I Built A Desk!?

This post contains affiliate links. If you told me a few months ago that I, a math-insecure, ADHD-having, handy-but-never-actually-built-anything handywoman, would build an entire desk come November, I'd probably believe you but probably assumed it would've been with Jake's help. And here's where I tell you that nope! It was all me! Just me! I'm [...]

ORC Week 5: Election Day Made Me Very Unproductive, But I Still Built Drawer Fronts

Ya feel me? What a weird time to be alive. This post may contain affiliate links. I'm not going to get into politics because that's not what this blog is about. I'm giving the people what they're here for, and for the One Room Challenge, that is... minimal updates. I was off work last week [...]


I’m a bit late here on this post but I couldn’t skip this week. Especially since I have some BIG updates to show you. MY OFFICE BUILT INS ARE TAKING SHAPE. Over the weekend, I spent probably 12 hours assembling, disassembling, reassembling, and troubleshooting my base cabinets for my built-in desk, making sure each cabinet [...]

EVERYTHING I Know About How to Make, Sell, and Ship Pins/Keychains

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning I earn a small commission if you purchase something via one of my links. When I decided I wanted to start making enamel pins and keychains, I had no idea where to begin. A lot of folks out there who create pins generally do [...]