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Design problems: what's holding you back from moving forward with projects for your home? www.pencilshavingsstudio.com
Style: thinking critically about what inspires you and recognizing consistent patterns. www.pencilshavingsstudio.com

Style: thinking critically about what inspires you

A few months ago this post by Rubi Jones about getting down to the why of being inspired something really struck a chord. It reminded me of being a first-year art student, and learning how to write a proper critique of a piece of art. Step 1 is to describe the piece in minute detail. It
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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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Jude’s 7th Birthday & Life Around Here

  October is a busy birthday month for us with both Simon’s and Jude’s birthdays within two weeks of each other.  Jude’s birthday fell on Wednesday this week, and we celebrated with a grandparent party at our house. His one big request was a strawberry flavored cake (YUM) and an Xbox. I was more than
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A bedding giveaway with Jill Rosenwald #jillbeddinggiveaway

Jill Rosenwald Bedding Giveaway

I know you guys love a good before & after as much as I do.  And today’s is brought to you by my friend Jill Rosenwald, the talent behind the eponymous handpainted  ceramics line and now also a bedding collection as well. She reached out and asked if I’d like to do a bedroom makeover with
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