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HAPPY FRIDAY: HANOVER TOMATO SEASON

Hanover Tomato Naan Pizza / 7thhouseontheleft.com

If you’re from the Richmond area, chances are you already know all about Hanover tomatoes. In our house, they are the only tomatoes worthy of a tomato sandwich (soft potato bread, mayo, a few slices of Hanover tomato, kosher salt and ground pepper… yum!) and are highly coveted by our out-of-town family. The season is at its peak in early July and kicked off my the Hanover Tomato Festival, which was this past weekend. It’s a huge annual event that…

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Carport + Patio

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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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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