Morgan Satterfield
Morgan Satterfield

This picture is of the salt flats in the amazing Mojave desert in California. If you didn’t know it, you’d think it was a sparkling sea: a perfect visual antidote to March (which is going on way too long)….

It was taken by Morgan Satterfield, during a road trip/break from her blog The Brick House, which is about renovating her mid-century cement house on-the-cheap. Morgan has a $100 Rule: “Do not spend over $100 on any ONE item.” That seems like a thrifty challenge that would make for some interesting improvisations (which you can check out by searching the categories  “before” or “after” on her site)…

The best thing about The Brick House is you get to see the slow process, and the way stuff stays UNDONE for a pretty long time until she and ‘The Boy’ can get it together, with limited resources and time, to tackle each project. We need to be reminded that renovating a house, creating a blog, bringing ANY idea to fruition takes time… step-by-step with lots of switchbacks and unexpected delays…and much needed breaks…until the sum of many small successes and steps completed = SOMETHING SWELL!

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