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Abstract Watercolor Painting

To be honest, it's been a looong time since I've painted. It makes me a little bit sad that I don't regularly make time to bust out my watercolors and paint, but I have a lot of other creative outlets to keep me busy. My sister wants a couple of abstract paintings to hang in her room since she's redoing her space to make it feel a bit more adult. I decided that I'd paint them as part of her Christmas gifts. Here's a look at the first one. I'll probably keep the second more of a surprise for her. I can't wait to see them hung in her space! 

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Fall Flowers

While we don't have cooler temperatures or the colors of the changing leaves to celebrate quite yet, that doesn't mean we can't get in the Fall spirit! Over the weekend we threw all of our dying vegetable and herb plants left over from the summer into the compost to do a bit of cleanup on the porch. We stopped by Lowe's and picked up these mums to give our back porch a bit of Fall color. I love the way the arrangements have transformed our small outdoor space.

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House Plant Club

I mentioned in my last post that we picked up a few plants and pots at Bedford Greenhouses on our first trip a couple of weekends ago. Well, we are now official members of the house plant club! Since our initial trip, I've added a few more to the collection. I have a lot to learn about house plants so I've been researching the best ways to care for indoor plants on Pinterest. We've been guilty of overwatering them in the past so I'm going to be a bit more careful until we find a rhythm that works. 

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Welcome Back Brunch

My sister returned home from her Freshman year of college this past weekend so we celebrated by getting together Sunday morning for brunch. My mom pulled out all the stops with the menu. We had mini egg and spinach frittatas, skillet potatoes, fruit salad, and white chocolate raspberry cheesecake french toast (which is just as decadent as it sounds). And because brunch would be complete without mimosas, we were sure to bring out the cheapest grocery store bottle of champagne we could find as a nod to Alex's college days as a resident assistant. Brunch is always a good idea. 

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Colonial Times: Under the Crown

One of my favorite events each spring is Colonial Times: Under the Crown. Held annually at the Living History Park (just a few blocks from our house), Colonial Times is a unique way to experience the history of the area by taking a step back in time to the American Revolution. A few times a year the public park is transformed into a trade show and fair filled with reenactors and skilled tradesmen. 

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