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We signed up to be on a neighborhood house tour …

Operation Master Makeover is on a collision course with time. A few months back, I was approached to be on our neighborhood home tour committee, a brand new endeavor to help fund/support neighborhood beautification projects. And then somehow I found myself agreeing to have our house actually ON the tour and handling the PR for it,
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@psstudio Holiday House Tour breakfast nook - white kitchen - Serena & Lily Riviera bench - West Elm boxwood wreath - Sugar Paper ribbon - Hedgehouse throw stripe pillows - red Tolix chairs - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

A Boxwood Wreath & Some Holiday Cheer: Simple Holiday Kitchen Tour

The countdown is on – only a few days left til Christmas, and for the most part I am finally ready. I didn’t go overboard on the Christmas decor this year. I didn’t get out all the decorations nor did I get around to Christmas cards and frankly, that’s ok. The tree is up and
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New Front Door & a Schlage Sense Giveaway

One of the items on the to-do list for our house was a new front door as the original door was letting a lot of air escape thanks to a less-than-snug seal. Also? One weird quirk of our house was that the door handle was installed upside down on the inside. So people would always get flummoxed when
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Decorating for Christmas, Babyproofing Edition

Christmas confession: we have maybe 3 or 4 big Rubbermaid totes full of Christmas decorations up in the attic, as well as a box of the Land of Nod decorations that I keep with the white Christmas tree in a downstairs closet. And so far? The only decorations that have seen the light of day this
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