May 18, 2022
November 14, 2021
September 3, 2021
August 24, 2021
August 20, 2021
August 19, 2021
Starting to come together!
August 18, 2021
Installing window overlooking the pond off the back side.
August 10, 2021
Cam inspecting new entrance to the studio and walls framed for rooms on right side of studio!
August 4, 2021
Framing floors and new studio entrance.
July 30, 2021
The wall is going up on the far east side of the house today!
July 13, 2021
We had to completely take out the far right corner room due to damage from a fallen tree years ago.
July 9, 2021
New roofing is down! Checking out the views from the top. If you look closely, you can see the pond in the background :)
July 7, 2021
Demo continues. Squeak (one of our many cats) supervises progress.
July 6, 2021
Gillian helping pick up trash around the site.
June 25, 2021
Framing the new roof and supporting beams.
June 25, 2021
Brad and Gillian climb the ladder together. 💔
June 23, 2021
Emolyn and Gillian on clean up duty this morning.
June 21, 2021
Should we keep the sunroof? ;)
June 17, 2021
June 16, 2021
Definitely uncovering some interesting finds .... 🤔
The back screened porch which overlooks a small pond. Already dreaming about our team lunches here!
May 13, 2021
You may know that our letterpress studio is run out of my home. You may not know that it’s in the same room where we do our laundry. You may also not know that the packing table where we put together our orders is also in the same room I work out in in the morning, the same room the girls curl up on the couch to read books, and the same room where we hear the chimney swifts making a ruckus in our flue every evening in Summer. Having the studio set up this way has allowed me to avoid business debt while meeting the needs of my family during this season. It has also meant walking around at all times of the day with my brain always “on”, always needing to meet some demand, or answer someone’s questions. It has meant being a mom, homeschool teacher, boss, printer, artist, marketer, website builder, photographer, accountant, wife, chicken farmer simultaneously in real time since the pandemic began last March.
Please know this is NOT a complaint! I’m also not seeking encouragement from this (although if you want to give it, encouragement is a beautiful thing, and I advocate it wholeheartedly whenever you feel the urge... seriously encourage anyone anytime the urge strikes —the world needs it).
I’m telling you this for two reasons:
1) You may be someone else who’s wearing a lot of hats or juggling a lot of balls during this time of your life, and I just want to say- you’re doing great, seriously! Life is not for the faint of heart. Take it one day at a time, give it your best each day, and when the day is done do what you can to release whatever went wrong, whatever you forgot or messed up. This will not last forever! And breathe!
2) To announce that I also know that the way I have run my business until now is not sustainable or capable of growing with the ideas we have for its future, and so, we’ve decided to create an official studio for BPP! It’s not beautiful yet, and frankly, it may never be the most instagrammable studio, but we’ll be working hard to renovate this little house over the Summer, and sharing some of the lessons we learn along the way! So above and below you can see the future BPP studios in progress. Here we go 💪
The 'Before' photo of our future studio.