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Carlton Landing: 4th of July Weekend

Be prepared for image overload, but there are too many good ones. Our second Independence Day at Carlton Landing was one for the books (and we thought last year’s celebration was amazing). An entire weekend full of events – everything from the pop up shops(!) to hot air balloon rides (did you see on Instagram?!) to
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Red Koolaid on Dash & Albert rug - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

This is real life

Real life looks like this currently: red koolaid spilled on (thankfully) an indoor/outdoor rug. I mean, don’t get me wrong – it still sent me into tears because it’s just been that kind of week. I took a much-needed nap with the baby and when I woke up, Jude and the neighbor kid thought it would
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Carlton Landing, lake house, front porch, outdoor living rooms, @psstudio for Better Homes & Gardens, www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Better Homes & Gardens Style Spotters: Outdoor Living Rooms

New post is up at Better Homes & Gardens! This week I’m getting inspired by outdoor living rooms. We’ve had several dining table sets on our patio for awhile, but frankly, they just never get used. I’d much rather have a comfy living room setup instead. Check out my top inspiration pics, plus the most
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A Pencil Shavings Studio pop up shop at Carlton Landing on Lake Eufaula Oklahoma, 4th of July, Nautical www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Some 4th of July Inspiration, plus a pop up shop

Can you believe we’re halfway through summer already? At least, that’s how I’ve always thought about the 4th of July – it’s the last big celebration of summer before Labor Day finishes it up. And what better way to celebrate than with some red,white, and blue, fireworks, and outdoor fun? I’m excited to be participating in
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