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  • Monthly Archives: September 2012

    DIY Halloween Pumpkins

    Our friend Sarah is hosting a “easy fall decor” link party over at Thrifty Decor Chick today, so we thought we’d link up a few DIY Halloween pumpkin ideas. Click on the links below if you’d like to read our … Continue reading

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    Fall Mantel

    Remember that fireplace makeover we worked on at Kevin’s brother’s house a few weeks back? Well, we decided to surprise them with some fast and fun Fall mantel decor last week, too! The cardboard letters came from Hobby Lobby. We … Continue reading

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    Plush Pumpkins, and Mushrooms, and Acorns- oh my!

    ** This giveaway has ended. ** Well, it’s officially Fall, and I cannot tell you how excited I was when I saw the vegetable stand down the street putting out bunches and bunches of big, beautiful pumpkins! I get absolutely … Continue reading

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    DIY Halloween Projects

    Kev and I had fun creating some DIY Halloween projects for HGTV.com this year, and since Rhoda’s “outdoor ideas” link party kicks off today, we thought we’d blog about them here today. They were super simple to put together and if you’d … Continue reading

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    Fall Table Decorating Ideas – Link Party

    Hello- and welcome to our 2012 Fall Table Decorating Ideas link party! We can’t wait to see and share what you’ve had fun creating this year! To link up your blog post (or the web address where you’re photos are … Continue reading

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    Fall Decorating Ideas

    Greetings! We thought we’d post a few fun, fall table decorating ideas here today to remind everyone about the fall table ideas link party we’re hosting here tomorrow. If you’ve blogged, or are planning to blog about any fall-inspired table … Continue reading

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    Fireplace Makeover

    We worked on a budget-friendly fireplace makeover at Kevin’s brother’s house a few weeks ago, and we’re so happy with how it helped to update their existing brick fireplace. We’ve been slowly helping Kerry and Robyn redo their living room … Continue reading

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    Adoptive Parents

    I read something recently about how every now and then “our journey collides with someone who changes it all”. It made me think about the past fews years that we’ve been blogging/reading blogs and how, for us, that “someone” has so … Continue reading

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    The Box

    A few weeks ago, something goosebump-y happened at the church we’ve been attending. It caught me by surprise, and I was able to snap a photo of it right after it happened, so I thought I’d share it here on … Continue reading

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    Selling The House (And *Hopefully* Buying Another One!)

    We accepted an offer from a sweet local gal on Monday, so our house is officially under contract! Assuming everything goes through as planned, we look forward to moving back near our old stomping grounds sometime next month. We moved … Continue reading

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    Cottage Bathroom

    This post is all about our previously purple bathrom turned cottage bathroom- but I did want to mention that since our last post we’ve had several really great appointments with potential buyers so *fingers crossed* we’ll be pulling up the … Continue reading

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