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DIY: Painted Oars by Pencil Shavings Studio www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

DIY: Painted Oars

    I’m always on the lookout for accessories and decor items for the lake house. A few months back I’d stumbled on some gorgeous artisan hand-painted oars that were really unusual but were upwards of $300. Each. GULP. So I figured, why not turn this into a DIY? And I am SO happy with
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Carlton Landing Holiday Open House Saturday December 13, 2014

Carlton Landing Christmas Tour

Mark your calendars for Saturday, December 13th – it’s the scheduled date for the Carlton Landing holiday house tour from 2-5 pm. Every time I post photos of our house or friends’ homes at CL, somebody inevitably asks about a house tour and I am so glad that one is finally being organized. There are
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DIY: Vinyl stripe walls instead of paint. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

DIY: Vinyl Striped Walls

Over Halloween weekend, I finally got around to tackling a project that I’d wanted to try at the lake house. As you may remember, we had the entire house painted Benjamin Moore’s Decorator White, which is fabulous. No regrets there. But what I learned last year after painting the kitchen and living room white in our
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Fall break 2014 at Carlton Landing / Lake Eufaula / Oklahoma www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Simon’s Birthday Weekend at Carlton Landing

It had been nearly a month and a half since we’ve been able to steal away to Lake Eufaula to spend time at the Carlton Landing lake house. Luckily for us, Jude’s fall break fell on the same weekend as Simon’s birthday (34!) so we got in a full five days of fun and relaxation
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