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Styled: Multicolored Velvet Pumpkins

Imagine me, in full Oprah voice, “It’s PUMPKIIIIIIIN TIIIIIIIIIIIIIIME!” Opening up my box of velvet pumpkins from last year was maybe better than pulling out the Christmas decorations. I find the color combinations endlessly fascinating. I’m especially intrigued by the role the neutral tones play. They’re necessary, you know? There has to be some break
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Weight Watchers Wednesday

Guys! I officially hit my 30 pound weight loss at my Weight Watchers meeting last week. WHAT?! Wednesdays are my official weigh-in day, when I attend WW meetings here in OKC. So follow along on Instagram Stories for current updates on Wednesday mornings.  But I thought it might also be great to be able to
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14 things to do with pumpkins this fall

It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with all things pumpkin and over the past 9 years (!) here at Pencil Shavings, there’s been quite a few pumpkin inspired posts. So I thought I’d do a little round-up of all the pumpkin fun to give you a little shot of inspiration as we delve into fall.
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Archer’s big boy room

Ch-ch-ch-changes!  In the blink of an eye, nearly 3 years to the day since I assembled that crib for a baby yet to be born, I disassembled it for a boy who is no longer a baby.   Jude’s getting a new bed and thus, Archer has inherited the twin size Uptown bed that my mom
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