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Pergolicious Patios: Three Things to Consider about Pergolas

Ahhh pergolas. They’re so beautiful, breezy and lovely, are they not? Can’t you imagine long, languid afternoons spent around a beautiful teak table while you drink bubbly things with friends under a wisteria-covered arbor? YES.  I’m over at Better Homes & Gardens where I did a roundup of some stunning pergolas, and I’m now coining
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7 different ways to use subway tile

Are you sick of subway tile yet? It’s easily one of the most popular surface tiles out there right now and for good reason: it’s stylish, classic, a perfect in-between for those who favor both modern and traditional, and it’s affordable.  I’ve got 7 new ways to use subway tile at the Better Homes & Gardens’
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7 Stylishly Organized Mudrooms to Pin

Editor’s note: happy 4th of July weekend! I’m taking off to the lake w/ the fam for a nice long weekend. Come back mid-July for all new posts and updates! In the meantime, I’m on Snapchat as ps-studio and on Instagram @pencilshavings. Every home needs a landing place – that spot for bags, keys, gardening
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5 Things This Weekend (& A Simplified Planner Giveaway!)

The kids are out of school for most of us, and for the rest of you, the end is in sight! And I think that’s cause for celebration, don’t you? Emily Ley sent me a handful of her new academic Simplified Planners and I’m giving two away to a couple lucky readers! Up for grabs
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