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    Happy List: #230

    Welcome to the Happy List! I hope your October is off to a good start! This week on the blog I shared some plans for the backyard. Do I know what will happen back there? No, but a girl can dream. I also shared my recent obsession with pressed flower art. There are so many cool possibilities! On a housekeeping note, I *think* I fixed two blog things this week. First, if you are signed up on my email list to receive reminders when I publish a new blog post, those should be back in your inbox now. Check your spam folder. If you’d like to sign up to receive these…

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    Happy List: #229

    Happy first day of October! Welcome to the Happy List! This week on the blog I shared our not quite fall front porch. I sit out there every morning while the kids wait for the school bus and it is lovely. I also finally shared the photos of our newly painted Carriage House. If you follow along with us on Instagram or Facebook stories, you’ll know that’s where the project sneak peeks happen because I can’t help myself! Also, here’s your weekly reminder if you create something I should see, please tag me! I really do love to see what you are making. Instead of the circle of life, it is…

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    Happy List: #228

    Why, hello! Welcome to this week’s Happy List! I hope the week has treated you well. No, better than well – fantastic! This week on the blog I got very passionate about establishing sentimental provenance for your family keepsakes. This seemed to strike a chord with many of you, so I’m glad I finally wrote about this idea. I also shared my infatuation with embroidered pillowcases! I’m hoping to add a pair to my bed linens soon! If you aren’t following along with us on Instagram or Facebook stories, I invite you to hang out with us there. There’s a lot that happens there that doesn’t make it on the…

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    Happy List: #227

    Welcome to the Happy List! It’s the middle of September already! Wow! Time flies when we are having…something. Is it fun? Not sure! Hahahahahaha! How about time flies when we are busy living our lives? That works. This week on the blog I shared our DIY Kitchen Cabinet Feet that we made from scrap wood. I also wrote a blog post rounding up fresh ways you can repurpose a piano if you aren’t going to play the darn thing. Please just play the piano! If you aren’t following along with us on Instagram or Facebook stories, I invite you to hang out with us there. There’s usually something going on…

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    Happy List: #226

    Hello and welcome to the Happy List! How is September treating you? I hope it is off to a good start. My kids are back in in-person school and it has been weird not having them here since they’ve been remotely schooled for the past year and a half. My brain is like, “We can focus on one thing at a time now?” This week on the blog I shared my summer thrift store finds and the brass leg tips I made for our blanket ladder. I hope you enjoyed those posts! If you aren’t following along with us on Instagram or Facebook stories, I invite you to hang out…

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    Happy List: #225

    Hello, hello! Welcome to today’s Happy List! This week on the blog I shared the charging bench we made to hold all of the phones and tablets that need to be charged around here. I also found and shared 13 gorgeous wreaths that give off all the best fall vibes. If you aren’t following along with us on Instagram or Facebook stories, I invite you to hang out with us there. There’s usually something going on around these parts! Also, if you create something I should see, please tag me! I love to see your ideas come to life! Now, here’s what you showed up for, the Happy List! GREEN THUMB…

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    Happy List: #224

    Hello and welcome to this week’s Happy List! Oh, this week has been interesting! In between all the regular stuff and doctor visits for school physicals and required immunizations we snuck away to go river rafting with the kids. It’s so much fun to do stuff like this with the kids now that they are old enough. This week on the blog I shared how our painted pool coping has held up. Yes, I know this was an ultra niche blog post, but I write about our projects whether or not they appeal or pertain to the masses. However, I think the masses do like autumn pumpkin season, so I…

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    Happy List: #223

    Hello and welcome to today’s Happy List! I enjoy sharing the things that made me smile, think, or otherwise sparked my imagination this week. This week on the blog I discussed my love for the Mansard roof and shared the age my kids start doing their own laundry. I have not shared the age my kids start doing MY laundry because it hasn’t happened yet. Trust issues. Ha! If you’d like to see what we are up to this weekend, please follow along on Instagram or Facebook stories. If you create something I should see, please tag me! I love to see your ideas come to life and how you…

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    Happy List: #222

    Welcome to the Happy List! I hope your week has gone well and that you have something to look forward to experiencing this weekend. This week on the blog I shared a fun DIY tray project and an update on how we’re doing with our outdoor project list this summer. Have you been working outside this summer too? If you’d like to see what we are up to this weekend, please follow along on Instagram or Facebook stories. If you create something I should see, please tag me! I love to see your ideas come to life and how you find inspiration. I may even include them in a blog…

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    Happy List: #221

    Hello! Welcome to the Happy List! I’m happy to be back with a new edition of the Happy List after a week off the blog. We did sneak away last week for some family time. It was the first time we’d left New Jersey in about 18 months. As much as I love our little piece of New Jersey paradise, it’s so much fun to see new scenery! This week on the blog I shared two posts. The first was about ways to help kids transition to a new school. For better or for worse, we have a fair bit of personal experience on this topic! The second post was…