August 29th, 2010

You can now enjoy The Brick House via social networking. It’s what all the kids are doing, right?

Check out The Brick House on FACEBOOK, it’s a networked blog thing.

Or Twitter it up with @The_Brick_House

I’m still figuring out all the complicated @things and tweets with # and tiny URL’s and fancy internet lingo. Madness!


August 26th, 2010

A few inspired readers mentioned that a bullet planter on the patio might be mighty cool. And…


We are nothing if not responsive here at ye’ old brick. Well, I had a bullet planter laying around in the dining room that was getting no love. It works much better on the patio and most importantly it was a free fix.

It’s really starting to look like something! I just want to remind you of THIS horror show to explain why I’m feeling a bit giddy. Yeah, tin foil in the windows – that’s how the previous owners rolled.

I know the front patio has been covered on the blog a whole bunch recently. Sorry about that, all my psychic energy is focused on the entrance to the homestead. It will probably have to wait till the foreseeable future but painting the porch a darker gray and getting the planter in order is the next step. Maybe one day we will be able to throw some Mexican feathergrass in there. No more feral kitty litter box!

Oh, and I want one of THESE (desperately) as the crowning touch. Lets see the feral cats try and spray that.


Thank you all for your kind words and helpful suggestions yesterday, I’m still a bit wobbly and working on a plan of action. Your support means everything when I feel so uncertain. Hugs and kisses all over you. I mean it. You are all the best.

Reader Request

August 25th, 2010

Tough times my friends, tough times.

The Brick House is now accepting advertising. I am also now available for any freelance writing, photography work or design consultation you may need. Also, if you are in the Inland Empire and need a whip smart, design savvy and motivated employee I’d love to submit an application. I can be reached via:

Any suggestions for available positions or firms to approach would be much appreciated. I will be combing the employment pages.

Thank you readers, fellow bloggers, new friends. You are my constant joy to read, exchange ideas with and be inspired by. I’m looking forward to transitioning into a new career and would be ecstatic to receive any suggestions, tips or advice.


Morgan Satterfield