Have a great weekend.

What are you up to this weekend? New York has been snowy and grey this week. (This song is on my mind.) But the good news is that daylight savings is this Sunday, March 10th. We can make it! Also, thanks for being so sweet about the new baby. It’s such a pleasure to share everything with you. Hope you have a great weekend, and here are a few fun posts from around the web…

I had lunch this week with Gretchen Rubin, the author of The Happiness Project. She’s just as awesome in person!

A woman woke up in the hospital with short-term memory loss. Her best friend wrote this letter to help her out.

Spite houses are bizarre!

Blood orange margaritas.

These shoes are officially on my wishlist.

Pippa Middleton wrote a book! Will you read it?

How to be alone together.

Food pairings.

It’s the time of year for this beauty treatment, don’t you agree?

Lovely bookshelves.

A San Francisco bridge gets a makeover.

Cute jacket for spring.

Leo Babauta’s beautiful advice to his children.

I posted about goats yelling like humans, but what about humans yelling like goats yelling like humans? Can’t stop laughing…

New Yorkers, tickets are on sale for this awesome grilled cheese competition.

Have a good one. xoxo

(Food pairings, via Jenny Rosenstrach. Advice to my children, via Swissmiss. How to be alone together, via Kottke)

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Portable building techniques

Pole buildings are old and proven structures. Ancient civilizations discovered the ease of pole building construction centuries ago and now it’s catching on again. A basic pole structure consists of vertical supports, horizontal members, rafters or trusses, and supports. Pole buildings are very simple and sturdily constructed.

The poles are embedded deep in the ground and extend to the top of the building to support the roof. Skyscrapers are engineered and constructed following a similar philosophy albeit on a much larger scale using different building materials.

Stud-frame structures must have a poured concrete slab or foundation. The frame structure is then constructed on top of an and anchored to the foundation or slab. The additional cost, time, labor, and skill needed for the concrete portion of the building is the major disadvantage with using these building techniques.

Stud frame construction uses light-weight wooden supports spaced at regular intervals to provide nailing supports for the wall coverings and to provide roof framing. The popularity of stud-frame construction in residential homes is primarily due to the availability of materials and the rigidity of the building code regulations.

Traditional timber-frame construction and contemporary post-and-beam construction are very strong and have a pleasing appearance, but the require large beams or timbers for the horizontal and vertical members, which are usually not available these days without great expense and skill in working. These types of buildings also require more effort and care in placing the heavier supports.

Pole buildings are actually constructed using a combination of post-and-beam/timber framing and stud framing, using the best of these types of approaches. The upright poles are used as the building supports to which the lighter, more easily handled, horizontal framing lumber is fastened.

Pole buildings are particularly suited for barns, sheds, shops, warehouses, waterfront piers, roadside stands, aircraft hangars, and other simple shelters or structures. Many pole buildings are uninsulated and/or have one or more sides left open. Pole buildings construction can also be used to build vacation cabins and homes.

The practice of using pole construction for building vacation homes was started on the West Coast in the 1950s and had become increasingly popular although the cost of certain pole vacation homes can run as high as that of a similar conventional stud-frame house on a concrete foundation. It mostly depends on the building design.

Pole construction has become popular for several reasons. The biggest reason is the ready availability of new materials particularly suited to pole building. The creation of pressure-treated poles and posts is the most important of these new materials. Because the embedded poles are potentially in constant contact with moisture and insects, pole construction is very dependent on long-lasting, decay-resistant, and insect-resistant wood products.
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How to Find the Best Roofing Contractors

Putting a new roof on your home is a big investment and a very important decision. This article will take you through the process of interviewing roofing contractors, showing you which questions to ask, and how to choose the best roofing company for the job.

Key Things To Look For In A Roofing Company

Hiring the right contractor is the biggest, most important decision. The contractor is the one who will be applying your new investment to the top of your home and you want to make sure you are hiring the best and most qualified person for the job. Here are some important things to look for in a contractor before signing a contract:

Licensed- You want to make sure that the contractor you are hiring is licensed. This is very important because you do not want to be hiring someone who is not certified for the job-at-had. This is something you will want to ask your contractor before you even start talking about pricing and the project.

Previous Work- You want to try and find examples of the contractor’s previous projects. Whether it’s from pictures, or a referral from a friend, you want to see that the contractor has performed similar projects in the past. You also want to make sure that the contractors work is top quality, and the previous clients of the contractors have good things to say about the experiences they had with the potential contractor.

Reputation- Does the contractor have a good reputation? This is very important because it will tell you what type of result you will receive from their work on your new roof. You want to try and find referrals or read comments about the contractor on the internet. Make sure that the contractor was on time, professional, and a pleasure to deal with. The last thing you want to do is hire a contractor who does not show up when he says he will, takes an excessive amount of time to complete the roofing project, and then ends up charging you more than expected.

Ways To Find The Right Contractor

There are many ways to find the right contractor. One of these ways is to research roofing contractors in your area on the internet. Use search engines like Google to search for roofing contractors that can complete the roofing project you require. Read reviews, ratings, and anything else you can find on the roofing contractor you think has the necessary qualifications for your job.

Another way is to talk to the people around you. There is a good chance that you have a neighbor or peer at work that has had their roof replaced in the past decade. Ask them who they used, and how the experience was for them. See if you can schedule a time to stop by their home and see how the roof looks after the amount of years the project was completed. This will give you the best answer on who to choose as your roofing contractor. Your peers will always tell you how they feel about their experiences, because if they had a bad experience they will most likely not want one of their friends to go through the same thing.
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One wonderful thing about spring and summer clothing is the great variety in prints. Florals of all sizes and colors, polka dots, stripes, wild abstracts, fun novelty prints…like petroglyphs! (For the record, I have soft spots for the Scottie dog and Danish modern forest prints below.) Here are some amazing prints coming to the shop shortly.

1940s rayon petroglyph print dress.

Scottie dog print blouse (I am heartbroken this did not fit me!).

1960s does 1920s striped drop waist dress.

Sea green floral zip-back blouse.

Cotton candy pink seersucker dress, by The Villager.

1980s military style cropped jacket.

Sunny yellow 1960s Alfred Shaheen print dress.

1960s cranberry calico print blouse, by White Stag.

1960s striped sunflower magna-print dress.

1981 Rolling Stones tour t-shirt.

1960s mod daisy print dress, by Flutterbye.

Strawberry applique wrap skirt.

1960s polka-dot pixie dress, by Mr. Mort.

Pastel stripe oxford blouse, by Juniorite.

Catherine Ogust tunic dress.

Blue rose cotton sateen blouse.

Periwinkle abstract cobweb/spatter print dress.

Embroidered and satin ribbon-trimmed crinoline, by Newform.

Psychedelic floral house dress with rickrack trim.

Golden brown paisley print blouse.

1950s L’Aiglon silk coat-of-arms print dress.

Blue floral print blouse.

1950s girl’s dress with yellow rose and gingham print, and rickrack trim.

1940s gabardine pencil skirt, by Jackfin.

1950s Danish modern forest print dress, by Adele Fashions.

1984-85 Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Born in the USA tour t-shirt.

1960s pink and white grid print linen dress, by Carol Brent.

1960s gray and yellow filigree print blouse, by Laura Mae.

1950s blue rose print party dress, by Joan Miller Juniors.


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