June 19, 2018

My Favorite Garden Tools

If you do any gardening at all, there are certain tools that you need to have: A decent shovel, a sturdy trowel, gloves. But the more time you spend in the garden, the more specific your tastes become in the tool department. I’ve been working in our garden going on 6 years now and I have figured out what works best for me. Here are my favorite gardening implements…

Pruners are a necessity for deadheading flowers,

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June 14, 2018

A place for everything

Moving into a new home naturally has its challenges, but it is certainly an opportunity to arrange your furnishings and possessions in the best place possible. Over the past few years I not only have become a little addicted to decluttering, but also to the appeal of minimalism. It is one thing to have a good purge, but in a new abode, it is certainly a reason to only possess what you really need.

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June 11, 2018

Design Obsession: Rugs

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I’m a sucker for a good rug. I am constantly falling in love with textiles old and new and I often find it hard to walk away. But there is only so much floor space over here on Oakview and, tragically, most of it is already covered.  I know, it’s hard.

Rather than layer rugs 4 deep all over my house,

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