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I can’t believe it’s already August. This summer is flying by! This summer we’ve spent a lot of time working on our landscaping and the flowers we’ve planted are looking lovely now and the garden is filled with bees and butterflies. Continue reading

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Summer Master Bedroom Updates

Sometimes I surprise myself when it comes to home decor. I start out with a plan, but something takes me in a completely different direction. My recent master bedroom refresh took such a surprising turn.

I like to refresh our master bedroom seasonally by changing the duvet cover, pillow shams, and throw pillows. Continue reading

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Feeling the Summertime Blues

One of my favorite oldie goldies is the rockabilly hit, Summertime Blues, a silly little diddy in which a teenage boy complains about his summer job. A line in the song claims there “ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.”  Well, I’m feeling the summertime blues in a different way, and I don’t need a cure. I caught the blues while visiting Home Goods’ table linens department shopping for a tablecloth for our new picnic table. All it took was one look at the gorgeous blue and white ikat patterned table linens and I was in love. I knew I wanted to bring this look to my dining room so I purchased a runner and some napkins. Continue reading

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A Star-Spangled Picnic

On Sunday, we finally christened our new picnic area, a feat which we’ve been trying to accomplish since Memorial Day weekend. That’s when we placed the tables and benches under the shelter. Since then, every picnic we’ve planned had been rained out. This summer has been a wet one in western North Carolina. I am not complaining, because last summer and fall we experienced extreme drought and, as a result, massive forest fires occurred throughout western North Carolina. But, this summer’s frequent rain has put a real damper on our outdoor dining and parties.

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Early Spring Decor

Spring is in the air! As the weather warms and nature is reawakening all around Our MT Nest, it’s time to bring touches of spring inside. My early spring decor features eggs, bunnies, birds, and blossoms. Continue reading

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