March 20, 2015
Designing our kitchen has been an ongoing challenge for me though. Like most remodelers, we have struggled to balance the typical constraints of time and budget and our very big dreams. I often hear from my friends, and from customers at my previous gig at our family business the Millwork Outlet, that it is difficult to imagine what the materials and designs they have chosen will look like when completed. This makes the remodeling process stressful. They are wary of trying things and uncertain about their decisions. I don't have this particular problem, but I have an equally expensive issue. I've been cursed with a visual mind and it is very easy for me to picture how things will look when I have a new idea. I can look at a material and can immediately picture it in 3D on my walls. I can picture so clearly what the project will look like finished, that I get super excited (and a little bit impatient) about it. So much so, that I sometimes downplay the amount of work or money it will take to get to the beautiful end result. The phenomenon is like a constant mirage in my mind's eye, only instead of water in the dessert I've got a shimmering image of shiplap and subway tile, perfectly pristine but just out of reach.
October 08, 2021
September 21, 2021
By now, you probably know that we grow the majority of our syrup ingredients on our 10-acre family farm, in Buckley, WA - and whatever we can’t grow is sourced from other ethical growers. But what does that mean? Sourcing is our most challenging and rewarding aspect of our business, and it’s complex.