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Fall decorating with pumpkins when you aren't a fan of the color orange. Several fall decor ideas on outdoor decorating for fall with pumpkins, beachy fall decor, etc. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Elements of Farmhouse Fall Decor

Editor’s note: In addition to the content I produce for Pencil Shavings, I also write for other publications including Better Homes & Gardens, and now for Carlton Landing’s blog on all things decor & design.   Fall wins the prize for my most favorite season. Bring on all the pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice, pumpkin lattes,
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Week 3 was a debacle: One Room Challenge Fall ’17

Internet, This is swiftly becoming the One House Challenge. I’m not even kidding. If the One Week Challenge is all about showing the ups and downs of a room makeover, then this week does not disappoint over here. The moral of the story is that even when you plan everything out to the nth degree,
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Oh hey. You’re 37!

Wasn’t it just a couple of years ago that we were, you know, 22 or 23?  And yet somehow, here we are. Today, October 17, 2017, you turn 37 and I’m so glad that you were born.  This past year has seen highs and lows, like every year, but there’s no one else I’d rather
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Jute Rugs: High Style, Low Maintenance

I’m dipping my toes into neutral rug territory (gasp!). I know! That’s saying something from She Who Can’t Deal with Beige. I’m currently obsessing over jute and sisal rugs, and I blame two things.  First: over the summer, we stayed in that ridiculously amazing house in Watersound, Florida. You guys all lost your collective minds
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