Welcome Autumn

I've been loving the freshness of the weather lately. The temperature still can't decide what it wants to be, but the colors are certainly doing their thing.

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Random Tuesday

I just got back from the orchard with a bushel and a half of apples, and I'm determined to can my own applesauce. I said I'd do it last year but didn't get around to it, so I'm hoping to try it in the next few weeks. If I do, I'll definitely be referring to this step-by-step guide.

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Progress & Feature

I don't have time to write a big long post today, but I did want to share a sneak peak of the guest room progress. This is the only semi-finished corner of the room at this point, but I have a lot of fun plans in store, including a faux-wood paneled wall, some rustic wall hangings, and a free printable. 

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Back to School

I'm happy to report that our first week of school went really well. While most kids headed off on the bus, my kid just headed down the stairs. Yep, we decided to school our oldest at home this year. After lots of prayer and consideration, we decided to try it and see if it fits well with our family.

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Closet Cleanse

This closet is like the liver of my home—a hidden and unsightly vital organ that filters our household toxins. Let's just say that it was in dire need of a cleanse. My drill, toolbox, sewing kits, preschool supplies, chalk, bubbles, spray paint, brooms, mailing supplies and craft tools were all haphazardly crammed together.

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Winner

Quick post for today with the bracelet giveaway results. Congratulations to Calli W! Thanks to everyone else whe entered. Have a happy Wednesday!

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Blogiversary Craft & Giveaway

Even though I missed the actual day, I still thought it would be fun to celebrate one year of blogging with a craft and giveaway. In fact, the craft is actually the giveaway. So, if you want to skip the craft and just get the goods, then leave me a comment with your current favorite blog.

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Beach, Box & Bedroom

We're back from the beach! Over 1100 pages of fiction read, hours at the beach spent, a decent tan procured, a thrifted armchair purchased, and quality time with family enjoyed. It was an unusually relaxing and fulfilling week. 

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Nailed it.

Pinterest. It's a powerful tool fraught with many pitfalls. In addition to being an easy way to waste time, it can also make you think it's normal to make yogurt in your DIY crockpot every morning 

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