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THE ADVENTURES OF DIY LANDSCAPING: PART 1

DIY Landscaping / 7thhouseontheleft.com

We’ve lived in this house for almost three years and have yet to touch the landscaping — Unless “landscaping” includes ripping up a dead bush in the front yard and taking down a small dying tree. We’ve had so much to do on the inside of the house that the landscaping has been put on the back burner. Eventually, we really want to have the front yard done by a pro (or at the very least get a consultation from…

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Carport + Patio

THE CARPORT CEILING SAGA: PART 2

Planked Patio Ceiling / 7thhouseontheleft.com

We’re back on the carport ceiling bandwagon. When we left off last time, we were waiting for the boards to be delivered. After the torrential downpours all across the Commonwealth of Virginia stopped, they were finally delivered. All sixty four of them… Trust me when I say it looked like a lot more wood in person. We actually started to think that maybe we ordered too many boards, but after we did the math again in our heads three times…

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Giveaways

GIVEAWAY: JACK + ELLA

****THIS GIVEAWAY IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING ENTRIES**** Scroll down to the giveaway widget to see who won! It’s no secret that I’m kind of obsessed with all things paper. Especially stationery. A few weeks ago, one of my friends was over here at the house and I opened up a cabinet in my office to get an envelope. When I opened the cabinet, she said, “Wow, have enough thank you cards?!” I said, “No. Not quite”. I have lots and…

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Happy Weekend

HAPPY WEEKEND: ODE TO HANOVER

When Greg and I first got married, we lived in an apartment directly across one of the biggest shopping malls in the area (Short Pump Mall, for you locals). It wasn’t downtown Richmond, but it still had a little bit of a “mini city” feel. We were seconds away from Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, Urban Outfitters, J Crew, Nordstrom, Cheesecake Factory and our favorite restaurant, Baker’s Crust. Sure, there was a lot of hustle and bustle – especially around…

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Dead Ringer Deals

DEAD RINGER DEALS: VOL. 6

Dead Ringer Deals: Vol 6 / 7thhouseontheleft.com

Hope everyone had a fun and safe Fourth weekend! Over the weekend, between movie nights and a little retail therapy, I put together another installment of one of my favorite regular features, Dead Ringer Deals. These are so much fun to search for and it’s always a great reminder than you can get the look for less – sometimes A LOT less – and have some change to spare for buying even more goods for the house. Or… it’s just…

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