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Getting Outside to Explore in the Garden

By Making It Lovely | April 22 at 15:49
Sponsored by Mrs. Meyer’s This is what the garden looked like on the day we bought the house, in late August of last year. Almost no grass (there’s a small patch out front), ... Read post
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Nap All Day

By Making It Lovely | April 21 at 19:03
I’ve been pregnant for half the time that we’ve lived in this house. Each morning for the past few months, I would wake up with a running list in my head of all the things I ... Read post
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The Color Palette Inspiration

By Making It Lovely | April 17 at 18:02
You’ve seen the built-ins starting to take shape, but what I’m really looking forward to is painting the front parlor and getting everything back in place. I came across the ... Read post
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Moving Forward with the Built-in......

By Making It Lovely | April 16 at 18:13
After a minor freakout and a little time to regroup, the bookshelves are moving along. We don’t have the budget or inclination to scrap the whole thing and start over, so minor ... Read post
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Inspiration for a Horse Birthday......

By Making It Lovely | April 15 at 17:49
This post was created in partnership with Bing.   Eleanor’s fifth birthday is only a couple of weeks away, and Brandon and I had been asking her for the past month what kind of ... Read post
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Never Mind

By Making It Lovely | April 09 at 15:06
I was trying to be positive yesterday and convince myself that things were fine, but I was gone almost all day and when I came back the doors had been attached. I thought we had ... Read post
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About All That Oak

By Making It Lovely | April 08 at 16:08
I talked to the carpenter yesterday, and I’m feeling much better about the bookshelves. The worst of the bad grain is in the oak plywood, which I knew we were using for the ... Read post
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Progress?

By Making It Lovely | April 07 at 18:16
I’d ordered curtain rods for the bedroom and its adjacent room a while back, and I finally got those up a few days ago. Brandon and the kids were having problems with glare on ... Read post
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Making it Yours 11C: French......

By Making It Lovely | April 03 at 20:03
I know some of you miss the stories that started to accompany my later Making it Yours (MiY) posts. I do too! I’ll bring them back next time. We’ve come to the last look in Read post
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The Bookshelves Have Arrived

By Making It Lovely | April 02 at 22:09
In pieces, anyway! Our carpenter will be back next week to start installing everything. The vast sea of wood grain will be minimized once the shelves are filled with books, but ... Read post
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