New Project: Varnish Lane

Houses are really my thing, but when a client recently contacted me about a new commercial venture she was starting with her daughter and a close family friend- a high-end nail salon in NW DC- I couldn’t resist.  Now as much as I’d love to say that I’m a nail girl, I can’t.  I have freakishly long […]

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August 28, 2014

Simple Pleasure: Drying Herbs

I’m home from a really relaxing beach week in the Outer Banks and feel so rested!!  We had so much downtime with the boys and an incredible amount of cuddling.  Yesterday, we attacked our yard and went after the kitchen garden.  (Weeding and tying up ‘maters!!  I have an embarrassing amount of dirt stuck under […]

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August 25, 2014

Goodies from the Ball Brand & GIveaway

{Our Kitchen Garden} I CANNOT BELIEVE how quickly Summer’s flying by!!!  Crazy.  I haven’t gotten the chance to spend as much time in our vegetable garden as I did last year, but – although the weeds are close to conquering it-  it’s still my little happy place and I try to get in there as […]

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August 15, 2014

A King!

So I cannot believe we finally made the switch, but we got a new KING sized mattress to replace our queen and it is HEAVEN.  That additional 16 inches is a-mazing.  (Queens are at 60″ wide x 80″ long and a standard king is 76″ wide x 80″ long.) We’ve always had a queen and […]

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August 6, 2014

Pretty Little Friday

{The pressed fern frond I found on my nightstand this morning… love those boys}   I just watched as my screen deleted a post I’d been writing for the past hour and a half.  :/  It’s Friday night and I don’t have the will to write it all over again.  It was an attempt to […]

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August 1, 2014



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