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Upstairs Nook

Dear Friends, When we toured our house for the first time, I was intrigued by a little nook that sits outside the master bedroom.  It is a corner, really, but nook sounds more whimsical.  Corners are for discipline and nooks are for daydreams.  So, nook it is. Regardless, I knew if we bought the house […]

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Family Photos that Don’t Stink

Dear Friends, I hired a newborn photographer after Reid was born and haven’t had professional pictures done since.  Every fall and spring, when everyone is showcasing pictures and planning perfectly coordinated outfits I’m lamenting on the lack thereof.  It always sounds great but I struggle with the follow through.  My Perfect Pinterest family is still […]

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Chocolate Mint Bars

Dear Friends, I rarely post recipes on here because I’m too harried when I cook.  I run around spilling things and tossing stuff together, usually with a whiny child on the floor and another doing homework. Well, the perfect opportunity arose and I thought I’d take a stab at it. Lacey’s class has a parent […]

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Enclosed Study Reveal

Dear Friends, Mr. C’s study is ready for occupancy.  It has been for a little while now.  Thank goodness for that – he needs his designated place for work stuff and I’m more than thrilled that he has it now.  Read between the lines if you will but everyone needs their own little space, right? […]

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Adventures in the ER

Dear Friends, Last weekend was fall break and we had quite the adventure. As a result I’ve been two steps behind all week long.  Sounds fun, right?  Nah -not so much.  We actually spent many, many hours at the emergency room because Reid had a strange reaction to a virus.  Basically, he was a busy, […]

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Fall Front Porch

Dear Friends, Our new little slice of paradise is in a Norman Rockwell type of neighborhood.  So of course, everyone goes all out for Halloween.  People are definitely getting their decorating on and I was excited to jump on the bandwagon. Call it keeping up with the Joneses or consider me inspired but I want to have […]

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Fall Home Decor

Dear Friends, Well, I did get that plastic bin down after all.  I had just a little fall decorating in mind but got caught up in the fun and let’s just say autumn has definitely arrived here in the city.  I didn’t spend much time on it and I didn’t buy a single new thing. […]

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Dining Room: Full Perspective

Dear Friends, I know, I know.  Really – more dining room updates? ? You are probably sick of me talking about my combination dining/living area.  I have spent so much energy in that space but felt that I still needed a full shot for you.  I finally got a couple of “okay” pictures but it is […]

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The Lone Pumpkin

Dear Friends, With blogging I always try to plan a few days ahead so that I’m not fumbling around at the last minute for a post.  Of course, that has happened on many an occasion but a little pre-planning does help with photography and the order of things.  Sunday, I looked at my calendar for […]

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Pocket Door Picks

Dear Friends, Choosing a pocket door for the new office space was a no-brainer for me.  I immediately knew that I wanted an old fashioned five panel door. It was perfectly etched in my mind.   Our contractor assumed we were going to order a door that matches the rest of the doors in the […]

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