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Allison Shelton
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"Well, I guess we can never come here again."
I truly want to know if anything like the story I'm about to share happens to other people. One recent morning I was rushing to get Darby to preschool story time at the library. We arrived and I found a parking spot and ran in through the side door. Now, we...

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Just when you think you have your stuff together...
Well hello there, dearest reader.  What?  Oh yeah, I guess this is  my first time back to the blogosphere in almost two years so I should  probably explain myself or something. So here goes... I had another kid. Ok? We all set? But seriously, I have exited ...

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Looking for Ugly Ducklings with Potential
Listen up peeps, I'll be real:  We live in one of the most, if not the most expensive area of the country (seriously, last year we spent time in San Diego, which I assumed was tres, tres  expensive compared to Albany. But when we stopped by a Target to grab...

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Kitchen, Phase 1.5
We recently made a rather impulsive change in our kitchen, as in, we re-painted the room .  Remember how we painted the dining room and hallway a few months ago, to help unify the house and fit our evolving style? Well, the kitchen was next. The walls in th...

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DIY Geometric Art with Gilded Frame from a Thrift Store Find
I heart thrift stores. And there are a few things I look for every time I run into one: 1. Sweet glassware 2. Decorative books 3. Awesome artwork frames There's nothing better than finding a quality frame, with mat and glass intact, for a couple bucks, when...

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Guest House Tour: Mom's House
I recently spent two weeks at my home away from home; my parent's house. Greg went to Africa, and I went to Pennsylvania with Darby. As I explained here , once you have children, a visit to mom and dad's is a vacation. But, really, being in my parent's home...

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Liebster Award Nomination!
How sweet is this? Another blogger nominated me for an award! What? What? (I know; I was shocked too, seeing as I've only ever nominated myself for blogging awards thus far.) The kind blogger who chose to nominate me is Melissa from The Chic Dream . Anyway,...

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DIY "Grass" Wreath {Easy Spring Project!}
I have one of those DIY blogger confessions to make:  Since I removed our Christmas wreath over two months ago, our door has remained wreathless. Maybe I'll use our recent entryway/stairway renovation as an excuse for my wreath laziness. I even left up the ...

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Entryway/Stairway Transformation
WHEW. We did it. Just picture Greg and me breathlessly crossing the finish line of a marathon … on our hands and knees … about to throw up. That's pretty much how we felt after transforming this ( this being the first thing people see when they enter our ho...

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Not All Light Bulbs are Created Equal {GE Reveal Light Bulb and $25 Target Gift Card Giveaway}
Not all light bulbs are created equal. This is the conclusion I've come to, and I won't be buying my ol' Dollar Tree bulbs any longer; at least not for our main light sources. I received the new GE Energy Efficient Reveal light bulbs recently one evening ar...
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