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September 2011

Blog Talk Odds + Ends

THE FAQ EXTRAVAGANZA

yellow blue bedding

Last week marked our one year anniversary here at 7th House on the Left. Technically, one year for the blog and our 10 month anniversary living in the house. We know it sounds totally cliche, but time REALLY does fly! It seems like it was just last week when we posted the very first post. And it seems like yesterday when we started moving furniture in the house. Yes indeed, cliche or not, time flys when you’re having fun. Over…

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Holiday

FALL IN A BOX

fall wreath

Last night, we decided it was time to break out the fall decorations from the attic. Greg went up in the attic to get the box, and I laid an old coverlet on the dining room table so we could unload the loot… As we unboxed everything… Okay, this is going to sound really cheesy and corny, but it’s true… we both noticed that for the first time, the house felt 100% OURS. It sounds kind of crazy since we’ve…

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Holiday

BECAUSE KROGER SAID SO

7th house on the left fall

Last night, our outdoor thermometer plummeted to a cool and breezy 62 degrees. After a long summer of record-breaking heat here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, we welcome the cooler temperatures. This summer, we even had days where it was 15 degrees warmer than where my grandparents live in Tampa, Florida. That was just wrong. The other day, while on a grocery run, I pulled into the Kroger parking lot and spotted my favorite members of the squash family all…

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Currently Loving Living Room

SEARCHING FOR “THE ONE”

crate and barrel petrie sofa

We have a love-hate relationship with the couch and loveseat in the living room. They were perfect for our first place, but now, the beige fabric sticks out like a sore thumb against the gray walls and feels like a speed bump on the road to the style we’re hoping to accomplish one day. It’s also starting to look kinda saggy here and there – though that can probably be easily fixed with new cushion inserts. Hmm… I’m putting that on…

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Currently Loving

DECORATING BY THE BOOK

design sponge at home

Inspiration is everywhere… magazines, interior design shows on TV, Pinterest, books, blogs, your favorite restaurant down the street, or even your favorite hotel getaway. I’ve talked a little about my magazine obsession (more on that here) and how I’m pinning away on Pinterest (check out that post here). On top of those things, I’m amassing a rather large collection of interior design-oriented books. To prepare for our monthly His + Hers Favorite Things posts, sometimes we take note throughout the month…

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