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Ready For Some Fun? Designing For The Holidays

Though stores and malls start thinking about holiday music and decorations long before Halloween, (I think my local Target started putting out Christmas lights after they cleared out Back-to-School merchandise)  I like to wait until December starts.  This weekend my...

Hardline Design and Construction: Bryan and Susan’s Porch Addition

Have you ever been left out in the rain searching for your keys, maybe even balancing a bag of groceries at the same time? Or a small child? Imaging having to do that on every rainy day here in Oregon. Bryan and Susan were renters for a number of years before recently...

Learning from Others: Best Decisions and Biggest Regrets

As the writer and photographer for Hardline Design and Construction I come with my own set of skills.  I love interviewing clients who have begun and or completed their renovation projects.  I love sharing their photos with you and telling you their stories. I have...

Preparing Your Kitchen for the Holidays

I will confess.  I was a little miffed when I got an email the day after Halloween on the beginning of the once-a-day holiday cookie recipes.  I love cookies but when I wasn’t even down from my Halloween candy sugar high, I saw this as an offence on beginning...

City Secrets: Mill End Fabric Store

I have always loved furniture.  So much so that when I ran way from home at the age of 6 I took my Mickey Mouse blanket, my very large book about dinosaurs and a child-size, walnut rocking chair. I dragged these items about three houses down the street because that...