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Charlottesville Real Estate

Charlottesville Real Estate

A while back I posted about beautiful farmhouses for sale in the Charlottesville area and I thought I’d share some new ones on the market with you!  These are just to-die-for-beautiful.  (No, I’m not being paid by any real estate company to broadcast these– I wish!– but I just like to swoon over pretty farmhouses...
Christmas Windows

Christmas Windows

Last year I was out of town for 2 weeks in December on a business trip; this year I’m practically bedridden due to two fractured heels.  Nonetheless, the show must go on and that can’t stop Christmas from coming.  It will come without ribbons!  It will come without tags!  It will come without packages, ribbons...
Inspirational Farmhouse

Inspirational Farmhouse

I know it’s been a while since I did my weekly inspirational blog posts on Thursdays but no better time than the present to start them again! This week I thought I’d share an article from Architectural Digest.  It can be found here.   This 1816 farmhouse is apparently in the Shenandoah Valley and owned...
Bye Bye, Mobility!

Bye Bye, Mobility!

  I think the saying goes “God won’t give you any more than you can carry.”   Well He must have a high opinion of our family, that’s for sure!   After my 6 week postpartum check-up, the ob/gyn cleared me for any kind of exercise and said everything looked great.  I started going on long walks...
8 Tips for Painting Your Home

8 Tips for Painting Your Home

Hi all!  Our friends over at Modernize.com (if you haven’t been to their site, worth checking out!) helped me out by writing a very good post about painting.  This is by Jane Blanchard for Modernize!!  Thanks so much Jane. Slapping on a brand new color to the exterior or interior of the home is a...
Featured in IKEA Magazine!

Featured in IKEA Magazine!

Ahhhh check this out!  Last spring IKEA reached out to us after seeing our coffee nook on Pinterest and asked if they could use pictures from our house on their magazine!  So cool! http://www.ikeafamilylivemagazine.com/us/en/article/39212 Living in Charlottesville HOME TOUR | Lynne, an IT consultant MY HOME IS… a 3570-square-foot house. I LIVE WITH… my husband David (we also...
4 Things I've Discovered About My House Since Having A Newborn

4 Things I’ve Discovered About My House Since Having A Newborn

Today our little girl is officially four weeks old and I thought I’d share a bit of our experience as a family so far.   1.  A baby turns a house into a home.  First of all, since this blog is mostly about our house, I’ll tell you having Evie has completely changed the way I view our...
A Peephole to the Past In Our Dining Room

A Peephole to the Past In Our Dining Room

Remember how we had a hole in the wall from when our plumbing was all redone? After the hole being there so long, Lynne actually liked seeing the old lath and plaster from the 1850 construction of the wall and was reluctant about closing it up again.  Her mom told her she’d been to old houses...
Please Welcome Genevieve!!

Please Welcome Genevieve!!

On August 20, 2014 at 8:05 AM, our family gained a beautiful baby girl!  We named her Genevieve after Lynne’s paternal grandmother (and Lynne’s sister) and are calling her Evie (pronounced ee-vee). We wanted to share a few of the finer points of the events leading up to little Evie’s birth with you, but we do need to warn...
Heating and Air Conditioning: Check

Heating and Air Conditioning: Check

When we found out we were pregnant, I made two demands: by next winter, we would have dependable running water (aka replacing all the plumbing in the house) and heating for the main floor.  We had working baseboard heating in the family room and half-bathroom and that was it.  NOT a place to bring a...
Inspirational Family Renovation

Inspirational Family Renovation

For this Thursday’s post about something that inspires me, I’ll share what my friend Heidi and then my friend Claire shared with me (great minds think alike!): the story of a family featured in the Huffington Post who renovated their historic farmhouse in only 6 months!  Check out the article via the above link. The...
3 Years Worth of Inspiration

3 Years Worth of Inspiration

For this Thursday’s inspiration post, I’ll keep it short and sweet:   3 years ago yesterday marked the start of our lives together as “Mr. and Mrs.” and I can truly say these past 3 years have been the best of my life.  It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, especially as we learned about “if you want...
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