Evidence of weird circadian rhythms: 8 years ago nearly to the day Baby Austin and Baby Laura had just finished the floor in the first Storm Cellar location. Now we’re finishing the floors in our new tiny shop venture. Follow along at @bullyforyoucolfax
I’m just reposting stuff like a crazy person, but how could I not? Chicago, one day I will visit you. Keyhole windows for days. 😍🏡😍
We are fixing up this building in downtown Colfax. I love the light in the upstairs landing!
I got an orrery! I wanted to carry them in the store a few years ago but it didn't work out, and then the factory was closing so they gave me a deal on one, which I guess is why I wanted to carry them in the first place. The end. Great story eh? Aaanyway I'm pretty excited about it 😂
We realized a few days ago that we had an animal in the house who was *not* on the guest list.
We placed bets, I thought it was a squirrel and Laura thought maybe a guinea pig. I think she was closer- it's a pack rat!
They're solitary, nocturnal, and build gigantic structures called 'midden' out of their calcified pee. There are midden that are estimated to be over 1,000 years old! They also love shiny things, hence the name. It was friendly to the point that it seemed almost domesticated.
This beautiful person worked her last shift today at Hansel & Gretel, a business we started over 5 years ago. Its passionate customer base is a testament to Laura's professionalism and warmth. I know she loves and will miss all the customers and consignors, but we're thrilled that the business will continue to grow and thrive under new ownership. Here's to the next adventure! Love you, babe. 😘
We got this incredible housewarming gift from @em_hoos and @davidhoospdx - it's a drawing they commissioned from a friend of theirs of us standing in front of the #1883farmhouse.
The likeness is amazing, and they even included Rocky and Sticks (up on the roof). When we opened it I definitely "got something in my eye" if you know what I mean... "My allergies flared up" so to speak... OK I TEARED UP don't tell anyone.