A Little Love Story

Since today is my wedding anniversary I thought I’d write a quick story about the man behind this blog & me. He makes it possible for me to do the things I love. Did you know that I was only 15 1/2 years old when I met this guy? (exact same age as our twin…

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We Own It & the Office Comes First

WELCOME to our new home! Since I checked in with you all last we closed on the house. Yup! This is a picture of my sweetie signing his life away. Isn’t it great that the title company comes to us now? The move has been a whirlwind! It’s coming together though and it’s already feeling…

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Framing Progress and Kitchen Selections

Hi Friends! Hope you all had a very Happy Christmas! This post has been sitting here unfinished for a few weeks. This time of year is so busy. I don’t feel bad saying that I am so glad it’s over. We put up a little artificial tree, supposedly it’s 6 feet tall. This season seemed…

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A Birthday, Foundation and Kitchen Beginnings

Here it is…the foundation of our new house. (link) I love the variations in the brick colors. It’s exciting to watch the progress, well, for me anyway. My husband, Marc, hates building houses! Guess what our one request was for the front porch? “As few steps as possible”! Whoa? Yeah, and we only got …. 10!…

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Choosing a Home Style

Are you wondering how we chose to go with a colonial style home to build? Sometimes I do too. The photo above is most likely what I had been envisioning for my future home. It’s cottage-like look and easy living floor plan is what I thought would fit our family best…at first. But, of course,…

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Finding Inspiration in Town & a Walk Down Memory Lane.

My family and I spent the weekend in Connecticut. We lived there for 10 years and we were craving a trip down memory lane. When our boys were a few months old we moved to Guilford, CT. Here are some pictures from around that town that influenced my decorating style in a big way.  In…

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Fall, Men and A Few Shop Pictures

Happy Friday!!!! I am sharing some pictures of items that are around the shop where I am a vendor. But first just check out my little boys…We went searching for a pumpkin farm a couple of weeks ago. It wasn’t open yet but we had to check out the pumpkins still growing on the vine.…

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Oak to Bright Kitchen Update

Hello and Happy March! Finally the winter seems to be coming to an end and I am getting over a never ending sinus infection. It’s been a long month but I am super excited to share pictures of my sister’s newly updated kitchen. Here are some before and after pictures… It’s pretty amazing how much…

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Breakfast Nook

Do you have one area in your house that serves as a “drop zone” for EVERYTHING? This is ours. No matter how hard I try to make my kids use their desks for homework or install conveniently located hooks for coats and backpacks – it all ends up right here either way. If you see…

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A Wedding, 50th Anniversary Party and Good News

Hey Blog Friends!This has been the craziest summer!  Lots of happy things going on.. I will start with this beautiful wedding for my nephew, Parker and new wife, Lizzy. Aren’t they so cute? A beautiful wedding reception was held in this gorgeous yard. A cake bar was served. The cakes were so yummy! Sweet idea!…

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Natural Cedar Wood Accent Wall

When my family and I lived in Connecticut we had several cedar trees in our wooded backyard. A few of them died and my husband cut them down. The smell of cedar is heavenly. I brought some branches into the house to display on our fireplace hearth because of the beauty and natural scent.  So…

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