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Patio Progress

On Friday, the demo of our existing patio and yard began. And wow, am I glad for those strong guys pulling out those slabs of concrete. It was a tough job, without a doubt, and worth every penny to hire out for it. They showed up around 9 and I was still in my nightgown
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Backyard Patio Project: Before

We’ve been planning on upgrading our outdoor patio since last summer, but then life got in the way and then it was winter and suddenly here we are and it’s about that time to be living outdoors again. We’ve been working with Leigh Love, a local landscape designer and I’ve loved all the ideas she’s
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Hudson Bay Point blanket - Navy blue bedroom at Carlton Landing - lake house master bedroom - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Master Bedroom Update @ the Lake

Happy New Year to all of you! I’m excited for 2017 and refreshed from a lovely Christmas break. I’m really convinced that Christmas break is the best thing ever. Plenty of sleeping in, cozying up with family, celebrating Jesus’ birthday, and then the fun of New Year’s. And then all those kids go BACK TO SCHOOL!
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Christmas home tour with Pencil Shavings Studio; Boxwood wreaths, simple Scandinavian inspired garlands, red stripe ribbons, and the soft glow of lanterns. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Holiday Home Tour Part 2: Boxwood & Bows

Part 2 of my holiday home tour is up (see part 1 here)! With our living room newly refreshed from the One Room Challenge, I wanted to keep our holiday decor simple and uncomplicated this year. I loved the idea of having a smaller tree potted in one of the baskets I typically use for
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