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Petite Pleasures

Sometimes it’s small, unexpected things that can give such pleasure. The spark of joy is elusive…I can’t plan for it. I’m going about my ordinary day and suddenly, there it is! A conversation, that music, the stillness of nature, the … Continue reading

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A Deck with a View

Our house came with a large deck that is perfect for dining alfresco or hanging out on when the summer heat kicks in. Mom and Dad, we play Quiddler on it at night.  🙂 Because it’s behind the house, it … Continue reading

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Good Eats

We’re in the middle of good eats. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rolling in, and I’m digging through my recipes to find new ways to eat them. Our personal harvest started about a month ago, and now there’s always something … Continue reading

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Cherry Adventure

Last night, Josh and I took our usual walk around our neighborhood. While strolling down one of the streets, we suddenly noticed….. a cherry tree! The tree was loaded with cherries, and popping one into our mouths, we quickly realized … Continue reading

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Bedroom #3: the “After”

Our guest bedroom makeover is almost done! Instead of waiting for the final (yet boring) details to be finished, I’m just going to show you the after, seeing that it’s 99% ready for my nieces and nephews. Before: After: The … Continue reading

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An Old School Desk Turned Nightstand

When my mom-in-law asked me whether or not I wanted some old school desks that she had, I didn’t think twice.  Yes please! I’m a teacher and I love antiques, so it was a no-brainer, even if I wasn’t quite … Continue reading

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Bedroom #3 Window Treatment

For over seven years, ugly metal blinds with too long strings hung in the bedroom: I had a few requirements for a new window treatment: Not too much money since it would be somewhat temporary Room-darkening for our guests More … Continue reading

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