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Happy Halloween and I know I have been lame lately…..

Posted by Rebekkah on October 29, 2012 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Happy Halloween and I know I have been lame lately…..

Sorry, work has kind of halted on the house a bit, but I do hope to have some progress pictures of the bathroom soon and various other things we are working on…..

This picture is what a traditional Hogan would look like, our is not so traditional....

My step dad built a Navajo Hogan frame, not in the traditional style, on the property. I hope in the next few weeks to get it a bit organized to be utilized as a guest home, which should be a fun project. Promise I will try to be less lame in the future!

That is all

Posted by Rebekkah on October 15, 2012 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

A handmade house is the best kind...that is all...

I wish I was a traveler in a caravan...

Posted by Rebekkah on September 22, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are some lovely gypsy caravans I found…






What I would like my home to be

Posted by Rebekkah on September 10, 2012 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Very cute!

The above picture is actually from Kate's Lazy Meadow...I hope to one  day get to stay there!

Boho decore from one of my favorite blogs!


Love the modern simplicity. This was one of 's model homes at a trade show.


This one is another one from and is actually located not to far from me in Marfa, TX

Cute color and lines

 Love the retro, I like to add touches of retro items but I don't know if I could ever go full retro:)

This one is actually featured in the book Shelter



Spooky little girl

Posted by Rebekkah on September 9, 2012 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The weather has been gorgeous and autumn like here the past couple days. Whenever there starts to be crispness in the air I automatically start to think of Halloween. I found some spooky vintage stuff to share with you. Enjoy!









And one not so vintage...I just love the look of the piece below:

New Painting

Posted by Rebekkah on August 2, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Here is a new painting in my Gun Street Girls is a mixed media on canvas...I think it turned out well!

To be or not to be....

Posted by Rebekkah on July 17, 2012 at 10:45 PM Comments comments (0)

I am fond, more than fond, I adore the Bohemian movement….butI think in today’s culture it is limited. Being a bohemian means that you are a devotee to the arts….life is art, art is life and it a state of being. I try…try to follow bohemian type blogs, and although I find that I sometime enjoy them I am also sometimes frustrated with them. A lot of current “bohemian” culture has more to do with fashion and using lovely little stoned models to depict something which is much bigger than all that. To live like an artist you have to live like an artist. You have to at least empathize with the rest of the world and let loose of materialism as much as possible and focus on the beauty in life, work hard, live and breathe beauty….all beauty….. Being a “trustafarian”and getting high is fun and wonderful….traipsing around in your vintage wares is lovely, I love looking at it…..but it takes work to really devote yourself to something…not just play but work. If you are running around stoned taking lovely pictures in a certain fashion, that is great,  but it is still very superficial to me, as superficial as the suburban culture…..

Build a shelter! Make a garden! Show society how easy it ist o be self sustained and happy!

 If people would learn to break away and live, without, with in, with, then maybe this movement could make it somewhere again. If you want to separate yourself from the material world and become devoted to something deeper it still takes a lot of work and working for yourself and your ideas is a beautiful thing…. Don’t do anything half assed…. Sleep all day one day a week and get high, then the rest of the week work your ass off without the financial help of anyone else to support yourself. There is something absolutely brilliant in knowing that you can take care of you all by yourself. You can grow your own food, you can trade with people you can have everything you need without the help of anyone. That is the most liberating feeling in the world and I think that is a big part of what makes a true Bohemian.

Build a garden, build a shelter, take care of animals but don’t assume because you are into a culture and you can afford not to work that you are ever part of anything bigger than yourself. You must step away from yourself………..


Texas purple spike

Posted by Rebekkah on July 8, 2012 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Texas purple spike


We were fortunate enough to find this very rare and lovely orchid on our property the other day! It is so tiny and delicate and was a treat to discover. They are evidently very rare and only grow in a few places in the Southwest.

Raining, hiking and the house

Posted by Rebekkah on July 7, 2012 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (0)

We had some rain this week for the first time in a long time, so we hiked down to the creek so the dogs could swim and just to see how much water it was holding. We live in the Chihuahuan Desert of West Texas, which is a mountainous high desert region, so having water in your creek here is a lovely and amazing thing.

We also took a picture of the house, which we are still working on from halfway down the path to the creek. You can kind of see the contemporary aspect of the design from this angle, although I am hoping to have more of an eclectic look inside and we eventually would like to incorporate a cob outdoor kitchen area. We kind of wanted something that was contemporary but still blends with a lot of the natural elements of the area. We are still working on the rock flooring of the bathroom but hope to have that project a little more buttoned up in the next couple months. I will post pics of that soon.



My new favorite song!

Posted by Rebekkah on July 4, 2012 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Lana Del Rey "Born to Die"

I think I am in love with her!