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Our White Gate

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You may have noticed this in my side patio makeover post, but we are no longer gateless in Seattle :). As was the case with many of our side patio projects, the gate creation and installation was not without many hiccups and mishaps. It literally had taken years (yes, years) to get this side patio […]

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What Should You Do This Month? Throw a Backyard Solstice Party to Celebrate the Start of Summer

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Backyard Solstice Party

While many Americans think that summer starts on Memorial Day, it officially begins on summer solstice, usually June 21 in the Northern hemisphere. The longest day of the year seems like the ideal excuse for a party, so here are some ideas for a backyard celebration of midsummer. And if you don't get around to throwing a summer solstice party, there's no expiration date on these outdoor party ideas!                

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As Seasons Change

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Hi friends! This is the week that Luke (our youngest!) graduates from high school! So, I guess you could say I’m both looking forward to summer officially starting and not wanting to rush on to the next season. I’m trying to savor these last few days of Luke being in high school, knowing so much […]

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Home Style Saturdays

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Ready for some weekend home style inspiration? Today I was invited to be a guest for a virtual blogger event called Home Style Saturdays!  Every Saturday five bloggers bring together some of their favorite posts to share with their collective communities. I got to share my spring patio refresh! Fun, yes? So kind of them […]

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Well-Being + Wind Chimes on the Porch

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I love to listen to the gentle sounds around our home. I especially enjoy the sound of laughter, but when the house is otherwise quiet I love to hear the birds chirping outside my windows, wind blowing through the trees, the rustling of the palm leaves near my porch, soothing soft music in the background, […]

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My Summer House | Mark Sikes + Annie Selke

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I‘ve always been torn between which house I love more. I have to admit, as much as I love decorating my fall and winter home, I’ve been especially enjoying working on our summer house lately. Ahh…I can’t fool you. I only have one house. But I would love to have ALL THE HOUSES to decorate […]