November 2019 Midwest Nest
While last month's Design Challenge and anniversary celebration left us counting our blessings, it also had us sending up a few extra prayers. This year has been devastating for so many local farmers, and a nearly impossible harvest added insult to injury. In awe of their dedication, this Thanksgiving, I want to say, "Thank you" to all the hardworking farmers in my life; my dad, older brother, uncle and grandpa (retired, but forever a farmer). Our prayers to all of the farmers and their families in the surrounding communities.
As we give thanks and officially begin the holiday season, I will be looking back with my cup runneth over - equal parts blessings and Chardonnay, ha. I have been writing house stories for a few years now, and oddly enough, it never stops feeling like an incredible privilege to step inside someone's most intimate space; this month was no exception. We were invited to tag along on the Progressive Architecture Dinner, tour a beautiful work of art on a Detroit Lakes nature preserve, and finally, get lost in the woods to find a Friendsgiving.
This is an issue filled with people who have overcome adversities; people who have become the architect's of their own dreams, and continue to push the envelope in the most beautiful way. Thank you to all of the families and homeowners who have shared their stories, and welcomed us with open doors and open hearts.
Thank a farmer, live large in gratitude, and don't forget to shop small!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours,
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