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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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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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That time I won the wet tshirt contest at Carlton Landing

Internet, allow me to regale you with the Grand Tale of the 2017 Fourth of July in Carlton Landing. But first, allow me to back up a few weeks when we were sitting around the table with friends, discussing the upcoming Independence Day holiday. First, it began by everyone agreeing that we should throw an
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Easter at Carlton Landing 2017

No major news to report here, other than a nice long weekend spent doing tons of little home improvement projects and taking plenty of naps on the porch swing.  Most of the home improvement stuff was related to the One Room Challenge, so I’ll report on that later this week. But in the meantime …
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