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Going on in April

Monday, May 4th, 2015

watching the buds turn into flowers and leaves. And learning about everything that’s already planted in our yard. I just picked purple tulips from the garden for a bouquet, and there are still many mystery flowers we’re waiting to see bloom. ripping up sod in preparation for our veggie gardens and our prairie grass/wildflower garden. […]

Winter Knits

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

I’ve been knitting for about 6 years. I taught myself in order to be able to knit then boof (now husby) a pair of socks. For every winter since  – prime knitting season – I have worked on large projects. I spent two years knitting husby a sweater, and then tearing it out when it […]

Going on in March

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015

locating studs in order to build new bookshelves. Now onto finding the rest of the wood that will make up the shelves. We’re hitting Habitat ReUse stores regularly. Luckily there are 3 of them nearby. celebrating a completed trip around the sun with chocolate cupcakes, chocolate frosting, and sprinkles, and so many friends and family […]

Going On in February

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

eating Mexican food for Husby’s birthday. A few years ago, instead of cake he requested a birthday flan. It’s been tradition ever since. (Although I’m still perfecting my recipe. This year’s was a bit sloppy.) We preceeded the flan with kale, butternut squash and mushroom enchiladas for dinner. listening to podcasts all the time, and also […]

new house tour

Friday, January 9th, 2015

If you follow along on Building Earth, you already know our big news (If not, you should!) We bought a house! About a year ago, when Husby came to Wisconsin to do some residency program interviews and fell in love with this rural track program, we hatched this plan to buy a house before the […]

Oh 2014

Tuesday, December 30th, 2014

Dear 2014, You certainly kicked our butts. Mostly in good ways. love, clare, husby, and Cheeks It’s almost like we tried to shove every possible big life change into a single calendar year. I think my grandma put it best when she told us, “Well, you certainly don’t like to let the grass grow under […]

Introducing Building Earth the website

Friday, July 25th, 2014

Yo dudes. I wanted to let you all know that I’m moving my building earth posts over to buildingearth.net. I plan to continue posting over there twice a week about all things green building and green lifestyle. You should definitely check it out it those topics interest you. I’m still getting some of the previous building […]

A midsummer strawberry and kale salad

Friday, July 18th, 2014

We’ve been very busy in the macnamania household with family visiting, project working, and just general adjustment to life with a first year resident. At the end of the past few days I think all three of us have been exhausted. But we’re getting by pretty well, and doing our best to enjoy the summer. […]

Happy Independence Day!

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Now get outside and enjoy a beautiful day with your loved ones. And I’ll do the same.

Dear Detroit, I’m sorry we’re leaving

Friday, June 13th, 2014

This past weekend Husby, Cheeks, and I made the move from Midtown Detroit to Madison. Add Husby and I to the list of young, educated, financially stable folk who came into Detroit with bright eyes and dreams only to leave too early. There are many things that factored into our choice to move away from […]