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What If? Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

March 14, 2014 by Home Improvement No Comments

Just playing around this morning to see what future wall color we’d like. I pin neutrals like crazy but I’m always drawn to move of an eclectic look for family rooms. Here’s my shoddy ‘shopped idea. How is currently looks. Eh. Fine. Uninteresting.


Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 16, 2014 by Dining, Events, Family, Holidays No Comments

We celebrated this Valentine’s Day by having Bill’s twin’s family over and our sister-in-law’s sister and her husband over. Yikes. That reads really complicated! How about we had a family Valentine’s celebration, better? We served salami peperoncino rollups and crudites for our appetizers and for […]


Office Progress

February 2, 2014 by Home Improvement No Comments

I’ve been beating myself up a bit for not having *more* done around the house so I decided to take some updated pictures and post them to Pinterest so I can appreciate, from afar, how much I HAVE done. The office is my next victim!

Formal & Dining Room

Formal Living Room/Dining Room Progress + Christmas Decor!

February 2, 2014 by Home Improvement No Comments

We’ve made great strides on the formal living room combo!


Family Room Updates

January 26, 2014 by Home Improvement No Comments

Although much progress still needs to be made in the family room, I’m still pleased with how far it’s come. Before we moved in, we had the gray coffered ceiling installed but all other updates have been put on hold. I’d love to put up […]

Cookbook Cleanup

I find the problem with cookbooks is I never tend to look in them – I just go to the internet and look for the ‘best of’ a specific dish and print it out. I decided to clean out my current cookbooks and put a […]


Patio Dreaming

January 20, 2014 by Home Improvement No Comments

Our neighbors are putting in a new covered patio and I’ve been brainstorming over what I’d like for our own patio. Before we moved into our house, I really wanted a covered patio. We could hang out outside while it was raining, and it would […]


2013 Christmas Party

We officially brought in the Christmas season this year by hosting a Christmas party at our new place. I’ve decorated a lot this year (we didn’t at all last year because we were selling the house) so it felt nice to bring some human warmth […]


First Friday in Leesburg

September 9, 2013 by Local Discoveries No Comments

We’ve lived in Leesburg for 4 months now but just got around to checking out First Friday- a once a month ordeal that happens on the first Friday of each month where stores stay open late and play music. I went with my friend Trina […]


Florida Room Updates

September 1, 2013 by Home Improvement No Comments

Our Florida room is finally nearing completion. We’ve added lined bamboo blinds, curtains, end tables, lamps, ottomans, chairs, a sofa with new pillows, bamboo trees, and a ceiling fan. I’d eventually like to replace the chairs and get a rug but we’re very close to […]