The brick&batten Blog

Strap On Santa…I Mean Straps On Santa

Santa decor for holiday curb appeal Curb appeal and Christmas…or any holiday for that matter….can oddly feel like the sloppy, drunk school teacher who never leaves home and then blows it out at the office Karaoke party.  Like she manages to keep it together all year…fresh flowers, symmetry, classic curb appeal and then BOOM…she drops ...

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10 Ways to Host Thanksgiving Like A Boss That Have Nothing To Do With Food

Hosting Thanksgiving outdoors  What sounded great two Coronas at the beach this summer… now sounds ridiculously hard and unfortunate. I was inspired by some photos I saw on Pinterest of twinkle lights and Al Fresco dining, cue the soft music in the background, and free flowing wine. I was going to CRUSH this! Envisioning an ...

Worst to First

Wondering how brick&batten began? Every weekend, my sister and I had the distinct pleasure of driving for miles to look at houses…beautiful houses, middlemanagement houses and broken down houses. Our father was a frustrated insurance man who dreamed of being an architect. He would spend hours drafting blueprints that would never be built…all the while ...