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Easy DIY: Painted Oars

These painted oars are such a fun and easy DIY! I’m always on the lookout for accessories and decor items for the lake house. A few months back I’d stumbled on some gorgeous artisan hand-painted oars that were really unusual but were upwards of $300. Each. GULP. So I figured, why not turn this into a
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Carlton Landing Holiday Open House Saturday December 13, 2014

Carlton Landing Christmas Tour

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 13th – it’s the scheduled date for the Carlton Landing holiday house tour from 2-5 pm. Every time I post photos of our house or friends’ homes at CL, somebody inevitably asks about a house tour and I am so glad that one is finally being organized. There are
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A preppy and bright Christmas advent calendar with the Land of Nod & Pencil Shavings Studio www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

A Preppy Advent Season with Land of Nod

Hello friends! I’m so happy to be over in this space after taking it easy the past couple of weeks. This third trimester business is no joke!  And true to pregnant lady form, I’m up to my neck in nesting. I couldn’t wait to get our colorful Christmas decorations up so they were already in
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Design problems: what's holding you back from moving forward with projects for your home? www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

What’s Holding You Back?

Yesterday I got to brainstorming about different topics related to design, primarily as a way to come up with some new content. Which got me to thinking – I want to hear from YOU, fabulous reader, about what you’re interested in reading about over here. Obviously the hot topics over here will always continue to
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