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Family Room: New floor lamp

Dear Friends, Back in the spring I did a round-up of floor lamps.  I was looking at the swing arm style for the family room.  Well, for once I actually placed an order instead of just virtual window shopping. I got the arched bridge arm lamp from Shades of Light. The price was doable at $179 […]

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Lacey is 8: Annual Birthday Questionnaire

Dear Friends, Lacey is officially eight years old and I’m full of cliches about where the time has gone.  Part of me can’t believe I’ve had this Mom gig for so long.  I still feel like a newbie yet I’m halfway to the driving years.  I have no doubt the second half will buzz by […]

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Summer Touches

Dear Friends, Independence Day has come and gone and we are barreling toward mid-July.  I’m kind of shocked yet I know that summer is just another swift moving season.  I feel like I’ve been hanging my head out the window of a moving car.  Wind-blown, content, and disheveled at the same time. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed our […]

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Where We Are: The Covered Patio

Dear Friends, We have been hit with a major heat wave here in the Carolinas.  It has been nearly 100 degrees everyday this week.   That is typical for August but not early June!  It has put a damper on the outdoor activities for sure.  I can usually be found on my porch in the early […]

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Summer Days

Dear Friends, It isn’t officially summer by the calendar but it has arrived at our house.  Triple digit temperatures are forecasted for today and school is over for both kids.  I’m not sure it gets any more legit than that.   We have already started watching Mr. C at church softball games, itching and sweating, […]

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How to Spend an Entire Weekend Hanging your Flag

Dear Friends, She’s a grand ol’ flag and she is hanging tall and proud.  Mighty indeed and it only took the entire holiday weekend to get her that way.  It seems like one of those “just gitter done” sort of tasks but in this household we like to make things as difficult as humanly possible. Luckily, […]

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Potential Floor Lamps that Won’t Break the Bank

Dear Friends, We are coming up on the one year mark in the city house which has shocked me into action on a few to-do list items.  I’ve wanted more lighting in the family room for awhile now but I can’t do table lamps on my garden stools.  I’ve started searching for the right floor lamp […]

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Front Porch Spring Update: Wreaths & Flowers

Dear Friends, Crazy May is here.  We are going full throttle all month but the chaos is balanced by sunshine and warm days.  My front porch was looking a little sad this winter so I decided to work on sprucing it up for spring.  The double doors inspired me to try my hand at making […]

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Fun Sheet Sets

Dear Friends, This blog was born out of a love of catalogs.  That and a lot of daydreaming while I was tied to home base with a newborn and a two year old.   My days are no longer spent confined to nap schedules or legislated by nursing times but I still love to flip […]

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Spring Fluffing

Dear Friends, Spring is here.  Blooming azaleas and bright yellow pollen are covering the land.  Despite a drippy nose, I’m a big fan of all things spring.   Most of my decor has a spring vibe anyway so I’m more than happy to put away the pinecones and start nesting. This year I went for […]

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