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Where’s home: the place or the people?

Most of you know that I’ve moved quite a few times in my life—three different countries, one summer in a fourth country, and two different states in the U.S. (not to mention countless apartments and homes within each locale). I don’t love moving, not at all, but I do have a knack of how to (read more…)

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Lessons from our positive home-buying experience

So last week I showed you guys a glimpse into our home, where we’ve lived for a little over a year now. You all were so kind in the comments, and though it’s not perfect, the place is home right now, and I love that. We don’t know how long we’ll live there, so in (read more…)

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Welcome to our home

Since we’ve lived in our fixer-upper for a little over a year now, I’ll get occasional requests from some of you who want to see more of the house. I haven’t had any qualms about that request, save one thing—the house isn’t done. But I recently decided that if I waited for that to happen, (read more…)

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10 ridiculously easy fall projects

Okay, so somewhere between April and today, summer set up shop and then rapidly packed up and moved elsewhere, and here we are, October 1. I honestly can’t believe it. I know, we say that kind of stuff every year, but truly, it’s hard for me to imagine. I know I was here for those (read more…)

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An outdoor bunting for a happy patio {tutorial}

Since I live in a small townhouse, my goal is to make the two patios as much a part of the home as the inside is. This not only gives my home some welcoming character, but it also gives me more space in which to flex my creative muscles. I’ve got a long way to (read more…)

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