Red, White, & Mount Vernon | Summer Decor

Hey, friends! I just got in from pruning my front flower bed that we put in this year (you can follow along on the progress on Instagram), and I can officially say that it feels like the Dog Days of Summer are here! We’ve also had a lot of rain, making our green babies grow […]

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Darling, Love Is Best | Valentine’s Day Decor

Valentine’s Day always reminds me of mine and David’s humble beginning when he became my first Valentine ever back when we were just fifteen. I innocently (I swear it) gave him a stuffed dog with a heart in its mouth that said “kiss me”, picking it up at Hallmark the night before without giving it […]

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Winter Things | A Culinary Adventure

Hello, friends! I’m currently sitting at my kitchen table writing with fresh snow falling outside my kitchen door. There’s only a blue-gray light left of the day and I’m craving a hot mug of coffee (but since I’m writing this on a Thursday evening, that might not be the greatest idea!). More snow is in […]

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And A Cat Named Peaches, Too! | Winter Inspired Pins

pin The first fluffy snowflakes of the year are due to fall this coming weekend! I find snowy days magical. They’re even extra magical when I have nothing on the agenda and I can watch nature put on a little show that makes the tree branches glisten like diamonds. The world seems to slow down […]

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How To Convert Your Christmas Decor Into Winter

The cookies, treats, and food have been eaten. The tree may be on its way down this weekend, if not before. We’ve prepared for the Holiday season for at least a month – poured over our to-do list, shopped, wrapped, decorated, visited with family and friends. And in a blink of an eye it’s all […]

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Halloween Talk & Fall Decor | 2018

One of my favorite places to decorate (and agonize over) other than my coffee bar is the entryway table. This year it’s a little more dressed up for Halloween, which I haven’t quite done before. So before I put the festive things away and rearrange it for November, I wanted to show you just a […]

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Losing Lucky | What Losing Our Furry Best Friend Taught Me

Eleven years ago, when we were just twenty years old, David had moved from a dorm room in college to his very own one bedroom apartment. It didn’t take long for loneliness to set in and my then boyfriend needed some company. So, January 2007, we went to PetSmart while I was in town visiting […]

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Seven Oaks Lavender Farm

Did you know that Virginia has a lavender farm? I didn’t either until I saw a friend post about it on Facebook. We were fortunate enough to get the very last blossoms of the year on our recent visit to Seven Oaks Lavender Farm. Normally, there’s an entrance fee to get in, but since it’s […]

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Fall Decor | 2017

When we put in the offer on our home a year ago this week, the anticipation of our first Autumn in our new home was pretty great. I couldn’t wait to get out my little orange bin full of decor and kick back with a warm cup of cider in an owl mug. Finding an […]

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Stoking The Home Fires

Pin It seems as though when Spring and Summer role around, me and my little blog of mine go into hibernation! I don’t ever mean to disappear from blogging, but come Autumn time, here I am! And you can bet we’re gearing up for the season! Having my own house two months shy of a […]

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