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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...
Linens in the Nursery

Linens in the Nursery

  Almost done with feminizing the nursery!  We decided to keep with the beige/ivory/white/turquoise color scheme and use white eyelet as the jumping off point. I ordered three pairs of white eyelet curtains from Overstock, plus a white eyelet bedskirt and pillow shams (also from Overstock), and got lucky with a white eyelet crib skirt...
Painting the Family Room- Part 3

Painting the Family Room- Part 3

Hi everyone!  Here is the “after” for the paint in the family room.  Remember we chose between these colors?   And the final verdict was C2’s “Shine.”  Then our family came and painted most of the room for us!  (Thank you again for that!!) They did most of the work but after they left David primed...
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...
Shelves in the Nursery

Shelves in the Nursery

Before little Evie came, we decided we were going to add shelves to the nursery using the brackets that used to be in the doorways downstairs. David cut and sanded four pieces of wood:   And I painted the (previously sanded by David) brackets the same turquoise blue color by CeCe Caldwell that we used for...
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...
Inspired to Take On the Pool?

Inspired to Take On the Pool?

The first time we came to look at this house, the sellers had a photo album of the house in its glory days and this is one of the photos from the album:   Aaaaand here’s what the pool looked like before we moved in:   We did a ton of clearing around the pool area...
Curtain Rod in the Nursery

Curtain Rod in the Nursery

I came up with a potentially crazy idea for the nursery: curtaining off the entire wall with two closets and changing table nook. After a bit of online searching, I found the following images that I thought were cute and could be tailored well for our baby’s nursery…         Our set-up is...
Making A Step for the Nursery Door

Making A Step for the Nursery Door

  Remember when we cut a hole in the wall for a door going from the nursery to the current laundry room?(Eventually, this will lead to an en suite bathroom, but for the time being, we just wanted the door cut and dust over with before baby comes.)   We picked up an antique door...
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...
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