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  • Target Dates & Kitty Litter

    Dena April 24, 2018

    This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #FreeandCleanLiving #CollectiveBias When you have a second child, there is a natural disparity in the amount of alone time that you are able to spend with each of…

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  • Homemaking: A Plant Wall

    Dena April 12, 2018

    Over the winter I set out to complete several indoor projects. I didn’t get to everything on my list, but I did complete a few. Two of the biggest ones were to finish painting my bedroom set and get it into my room (complete!) and…

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  • Home is wherever I’m with you (both).

    Dena March 19, 2018

    Thank you GEICO for sponsoring this post. This afternoon my dad came over to install new blinds in my bedroom. Bit by bit, project by project, our beautiful house is turning into a home. I’ve written a little bit about the bouncing around that the…

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  • A Little Halloween Party // 2017

    Dena October 30, 2017

    Over the weekend, we hosted a little Halloween party at our house. We spent the morning baking cupcakes, dipping marshmallows in chocolate & covering them with sprinkles, and making lots of little fun finger foods. In the afternoon we put on our costumes — Batman,…

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  • October Musings // Magic is something you make.

    Dena October 16, 2017

    Hello, friends! I can’t believe how long it’s been since I last updated, too long I think. However, it has been such an incredibly busy season for me. While my heart is always in this space, I always have ideas for posts and projects that…

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  • Introducing Samwell Tarly // Around the Yard In Autumn

    Dena September 21, 2017

    If you follow me on Instagram, then you’ve probably already met him, but if not, here he is. The newest member of our family, Samwell Tarly aka “Sam.” He’s named after my favorite Game of Thrones character, of course. We adopted him from a local…

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  • Wildflowers & Monday Morning Thoughts

    Dena August 28, 2017

    Happy Monday, friends. I hope that you had a lovely weekend. The weather has been so gorgeous here. The oppressive heat & humidity that has been present throughout the summer has finally lifted. It’s been perfect outside — not too hot, not too cold. I…

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  • Wild + Free // You can change or stay the same.

    Dena July 31, 2017

    Here’s what I know. Life doesn’t get better, you get better. You wake up every morning and you are given an opportunity. You can leave your bed blankets in a heap, or your can make your bed and admire its simple beauty. You can feel…

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  • Room Design // Dreaming of Botanicals

    Dena March 8, 2016

    Later this year, I’ll be redecorating a couple of spaces in my home. Namely, Marina’s nursery and my office. In the meantime, these spaces are stuck being uninspiring — to say the least. That doesn’t stop me from daydreaming and planning for the redesign, however.…

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