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Open kitchen shelving at Carlton Landing

Open Kitchen Shelving

Happy Tuesday!  I’m blogging over at Better Homes & Gardens today about open kitchen shelving – and I was particularly inspired by this stunning vacation cottage at Carlton Landing that I got to peek into. I’ll write more about CL later this week, but in the meantime, enjoy this pretty eye candy. Um, how much
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The biggest mistake you can make when hiring a designer, be it a graphic designer or interior designer - www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

The biggest mistake you can make when hiring a designer

The scenario is the same regardless of the medium. You need a designer – maybe a graphic designer or an interior designer – and you hear of a friend of a friend who happens to be one. Your problems are solved! But hiring a designer is not a one-size-fits-all solution. And I’ve seen it play out
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Progress on the nursery at Pencil Shavings Studio

Nursery Update!

Friends, apologies for the radio silence. Last week was a blur of searching for Coco, going to school events for Jude, a funeral, and dealing with some tough family news. We collapsed in a heap of  exhaustion  and I won’t even begin to apologize for getting into bed every night at 8pm.  A quick word
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Sad Day. Coco has run away.

I have such sad news, friends. Coco, one half of the dynamic duo of the Poopies, ran away on Sunday. He escaped from a tiny space in between our fence and gate in the backyard. He was gone a good 10 minutes before we realized he wasn’t still in the backyard with Jude. He did
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