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Decreasing the Fireplace, Increasing the Space

Decreasing the Fireplace, Increasing the Space

Sorry for not posting anything in a while– each time I tried to log on, my account was blocked because apparently there were hacking attempts/ security breaks!  Crazy!  I’m in now though, and it’s time to share a BIG change in our kitchen: BEFORE:   AFTER: This is the view from the hallway looking into the...
Paint Colors of 2015

Paint Colors of 2015

New year, new paint colors!  Am I right?  Here’s a look at what top paint companies/ magazines/ decorators/ color-minded people are calling the paint colors of 2015!   To me, Marsala looks like a light red wine– a claret maybe?– and frankly isn’t too exciting.  I was kind of disappointed by Pantone’s choice.  It’s an...
New Roof On the Back Porch

New Roof On the Back Porch

  Hi there!  Hope everyone’s 2015 is off to a great start! These pictures are old but I hadn’t gotten around to posting them yet so here goes: we have a new roof on our back porch, and we stained our French doors! Keep in mind, we didn’t do this part of the renovation ourselves....

Happy New Year!

Hello all!  Just a quick note to say hi, and Happy 2015!  We spent the past two weeks in Charleston visiting family and had a great time.  Hard to believe 2014 is over… that was really the fastest year of my life.  I’ve got lots to share with y’all on the blog over the next...
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...
Completed Turquoise And Beige Nursery

Completed Turquoise And Beige Nursery

  Happy Saturday night, y’all!  (In case you were wondering, why, yes– I am sitting at home on a Saturday night and David and I are about to have a Scrubs marathon while Evie sleeps and we eat frozen dinner and drink some local red wine.  This is actually heaven to me these days.)  I...
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...
Family Dresser

Family Dresser

  Most of the furniture in Evie’s nursery is new (well, new to our family… aka from Craigslist!) but there’s one piece that has a lot of meaning to me and I hope it will mean something to Evie one day.This dresser belonged to my mom.  She bought it at an auction in Richmond when...
No Walls Left Standing

No Walls Left Standing

Behold, the lack of any walls (or roof for that matter) on our former sun room, soon-to-be back porch! The room– or porch– seems muuuuuch bigger to me, which makes sense now that it’s not restricted by walls anymore. At first we were going to use 4x4s (shown) as the columns but they looked/ felt...
Demolition of the Sun Room

Demolition of the Sun Room

  Hello! I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Evie gave us a lot to be grateful for last night by sleeping 9 hours… she’s such a champ.  😉 Anyway, thought I’d share with you some pictures from a little while back of our sun room project!  If a picture speaks a thousand words, I’ll...
Tie-Backs in the Nursery

Tie-Backs in the Nursery

  The last piece of the nursery puzzle is complete: the white eyelet curtain tie-backs! I ordered beige bows (to match the carpet and trim on the window shades) from Etsy for $16 each.  I decided to keep the closet doors on behind the curtains– a friend gave me a tip that once Evie is a...
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