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New York City travel guide on what to do with kids in the big city (written from a boy mom's perspective) www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

NYC with Kids

Last week a reader requested that I put together an NYC with Kids post in light of our last trip to Manhattan with Jude (see my San Francisco with Kids post too!). I’m not the definitive guide here by any means, but I can tell you what for sure worked for our 8 year old
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On newsstands October 4th, Stylemaker magazine is a new publication by Better Homes & Gardens with insightful interviews from various designers, creatives, and bloggers featuring their homes and offices. Pencil Shavings Studio author and designer Rachel Shingleton is featured in a 10 page spread full of her colorful home and inspiration for stylish living. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Stylemaker Issue on stands now!

Last week we took Jude to New York City as I attended my 4th Better Homes & Gardens Stylemaker event. It’s one of my favorite blogger things to attend, and it was extra special to go this year as we have an enormous spread in their newest magazine(!). More on this in a sec.  It’s
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Tour This: Updated Historic Homes

Historic homes are my absolute favorite; they’re laden with character and a story to be told and I love seeing them when they’re well updated.  A super rare Saturday post for me, but I wanted to throw this out there especially for all you OKC readers: Simon and I were invited to attend a media preview last
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POPS Nichols Hills photoshoot with my entire family celebrating my parents' 59 years of marriage - colorful & happy - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

A colorful family photo shoot at Pops

It was July when Dad and I sat in the colorful and happy interior of the Pops diner in Nichols Hills Plaza for a lunch with the boys. For those of you not in Oklahoma City, Pops originally is out on Route 66 as the coolest, most colorful gas station/diner you ever did see, complete with a
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