Monthly Archives: September 2013

Virginia in the Fall

wooden bench with fall sweater and hat

Summer in Virginia is hot, sticky, and humid and just when you think you can’t take it anymore, in rolls a crisp, fresh breeze.  Up go the windows to let the cool air waft in.  Fall is my favorite season.  I love the cool sunny days, the warm hearty suppers, and the changing of the leaves.  I love the fact that I can pile on as many layers as I want and nobody knows that I ate one to many […]

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dining room & weathered shutters

After a crazy day, make that a crazy week, sometimes I just like to goof off, shuffle things around, and then shuffle things around again. This tends to cause a bit of confusion with the hubby and chillies and I get a lot of “Moommm, where are the spoons?” I know it’s wrong but this always makes me laugh! Don’t tell the kids. This is the dining room where a lovely set of shutters have decided to live for a […]

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a painted garden bench

a painted garden bench

A little white paint can do wonders for old shabby furniture and garden benches. This is probably a bit too white for my taste, but after a couple of seasons outdoors this bench will begin to weather and turn just how I like it… chippy and distressed. At least I hope so, that’s the plan anyway. I picked this bench up at a yard sale a couple years back and decided to try it on our patio. Our other outdoor […]

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a little paint motivation

Well, well, what have we here? A peek at our living room in a bit of disarray. This is what the living room looks like when I’m rearranging patio furniture and picking out pillows for a freshly painted garden bench, which is drying as we speak. I have a stockpile of oopsies pillows that I rummage though from time to time in the hopes that eventually one might work. I wanted you to get a look at the living room […]

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