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CHRISTMAS WILL BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT

Home Depot Style Challenge  |  7th House on the Left

…but for us, it’s coming this weekend. A few months ago, the folks at Home Depot contacted us about taking part in their inaugural Style Challenge: Holiday Edition. The deal was, they were going to mail us a curated selection of Christmas goodies handpicked especially for us by their blog team. The catch was we wouldn’t know what was in the boxes until we opened them, and we’d be assigned what area of the house we are to decorate. For my planning-way-in-a-head-slightly-control-freak-especially-when-it-comes-to-the-house…

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IN THE WORDS OF NIKE… JUST DO IT.

Door Hardware  |  7th House on the Left

While we’re still working on the plans for the back door / carport turned patio area, this week we’re turning our focus on the front door. Way back in the day (almost 2 whole years ago!) we conquered Phase 1 of our curb appeal makeover by painting the shutters and doors and removing a gangly tree from the middle of the yard… Its due time for Phase 2, don’t you think? As we mentioned last week in this post, we…

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SPRINGING INTO ACTION

Over the weekend, the dogwood trees in the front yard began to bloom. Around here, that’s a sure sign that Spring is here!  Now that the weather is starting to warm up, we’re starting to notice a lot of projects around the outside of the house that we’d like to tackle this Spring and Summer. So, yeah, you know what we did… we made a list! Give our patio furniture a facelift Cover, mask, or otherwise hide the ugly air…

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Carport + Patio Exterior

THE LONG LOST PLANTERS

metal planter before paint

Over a year and a half ago we bought two of these planters from CB2… We actually got them for the patio of our first place (a cozy two bedroom apartment on the other side of town). Back then, silver was our go-to metallic accent color. It matched everything we had, and it went really well with the exterior of our apartment complex. Around the time they came in, we were in the middle of the maybe-we-should-buy-a-house stage. In light…

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Currently Loving Exterior

LET YOUR GARDEN GROW

amy pennington

Gardening has always been a bit of a foreign concept to me. When the idea of a garden came into my mind, it looked like a small farm with rows upon rows of vegetables. It was something that people with a lot of land did, and I thought I wouldn’t have that kind of land until much later in life. On top of that, I thought you probably had to have some machinery or expensive tools to make it all…

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