About Rancho Reubidoux
Rancho Reubidoux is the name of this blog and where I live with my partner, Paul, and our chihuahuas, Frito and Inky (that’s Pucci, our previous dog in the photo above). It’s at the base of Mt. Rubidoux in Riverside, California. Our house is a small, western-style ranch made of cinder block and built in 1952. While the house is small, the lot it sits on is huge, allowing me plenty of space in which to indulge my out-of-control decorating and design impulses both inside and out. The purpose of this blog is show and tell about various projects, endeavors and designs I’ve accomplished here. My idea was to twist the idea of the old west/ranch house ideal and move it more toward the western style I remembered from having grown up in the area. Of course, mixed in with what I love now in decorating and design trends. It’s about the mix, the remix, recycling and making it up as I go along… It’s also about junk collecting, thrift store shopping and flea marketeering. It’s about doing it on the cheap but still making it look like a million bucks. Okay, a thousand bucks, but still. It’s about making this place we live at not only beautiful but fun and exciting to look at and sharing it with others. I hope you enjoy it and will comment on what we’ve got going!