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Dollinger’s Pumpkin Farm

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Every year before Halloween, my parents took my sister and me to Dollinger’s Pumpkin Farm – sidenote: every year I also tried to convince them that bringing home a calico kitten was a good idea…never happened – anyways, we always picked out our pumpkins, gourds, indian corn, etc.  Got the run around, go through the corn maze, and when we were older (and not scared) we went through the Haunted House.  It was always a great time and something we …

Boo Radley

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Our yard…there’s so much landscaping. And Tim and I have the lightest shade of green thumbs you could ever imagine, so when it comes to maintaining said landscape, it’s a little daunting. Last year, with the help of my parents we pulled weeds and beautified…this year, we had an infant, Tim had more side jobs and so there was a lot less beautifying of the yard. Just getting the lawn mowed seemed like a chore; I mean, I guess it …

Let there be light…prettier light, that is!

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While on my crazy crafting binge, I decided to take on the project that I saw that sort of inspired this whole “hey, I can be a DIY-er.” This project can be found here. It was my chandelier inspiration from John & Sherry at Young House Love. They made it seem so simple to transform an outdated light fixture into one that is modern and fitting for your space. You’ll see on theirs that they added a shade, as well, but I really liked the shape of ours over our dining room table, but the brass is old and just not “us.” I told Tim about my brainy idea, and he seemed on board. Because we’re lucky like that, we also had brass sconces and another chandelier-y fixture in the entryway of the house, so we decided to do all 4 fixtures together.

Walk the Line (or foyer…)

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First off, let me begin by saying, please, please, please excuse my appearance!  Of course, the best home moments are caught when I tend to be the least attractive version of myself.  I most certainly should have been the one behind the camera last night!  I had gotten home after a particularly long day and lots of travel, and was in my pj’s almost instantly…and then our kid decides to get a second wind and be a walkin’ fool. But …

Cornice Boxes!

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Next up on my to-do list was adding some new window treatments to our front room.  As I had said before, this room was super under-utilized prior to this summer.  It literally had the following hand-me-downs: couch and loveseat, end table, bookcase and then of course, the found-on-the-side-of-the-road funeral home lamp.  All of Cohen’s toys were kept out here, though, and it gets great natural light during the day through the huge windows (4 of them) and when you open …