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Since Today Felt Like September…

…I figured I might as well post about something I meant to write about this fall — the patch.

Many people have asked if we (well, Lucas) grew giant pumpkins again this year. Yes, he did. However, being the hottest summer on record, the pumpkins didn’t get to the 500+ lb range that last year’s did. But the main one was over 300 lbs. Rather than compare the growing pumpkin to my growing belly, like we did last year, we got to model it with our growing boy.

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I think he’s hired.

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We tried to take him to other pumpkin patches, but…

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…they just put him to sleep.

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It’s That Time of the Year…

…when little, bitty pumpkins start to slowly appear throughout our home. It first began this time last year. And the tradition has continued on this year, too. It’s pretty fun. And definitely makes me look like I’m on top of my fall decorating, when the truth is, all I do is rearrange the ones that mysteriously multiply on our living room mantel (for those who don’t know, my husband has taken up an incredibly dedicated hobby of pumpkin growing. Our backyard includes a patch of two 400+ pound great pumpkins).

And with the baby boy’s due date now just 6 days away. I can’t say I mind getting a jumpstart on the decorating. God knows it’s not going to be easy to do when we bring the little man  home.

Plus, taking pictures of baby pumpkins gives me a chance to work on my photo-taking ability before the real baby arrives.

Now I just need to work on getting this big baby ready for the new arrival…

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The Family Patch

Check out the crop, born and raised in our own backyard.

And now proudly displayed on the front porch.

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Our Living Room

This blog first began via my growing interest in sprucing up our home, all while imagining future possibilities, should we ever move to another…i.e. I get to start from scratch. ;)

Yet, I am far from saying that my talent in my home serves as an ability to host a blog purely on “interior design.” There are many, many other women out there who already put both my taste and my executions to shame (they also happen to always give me fresh, new ideas on what to do next). Inspiration for my home is drawn from visiting the houses of friends and family, browsing etsy.com, checking out blogs of true interior designers…and of course walking the aisles of Target and paging through my growing stack of Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel catalogs.

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The world of clever, never-ending inspiration

The decision to call my blog “Living Room” started by thinking that I’d love to share updates when I do something new or fun to my home. It evolved when I started to think about what “Living Room” really means.  By definition, living room is: a room in a house for general and informal everyday use. But I began thinking about it in a broader sense, and, without getting too philosophical, thought about the idea of what is our own personal “Living Room?” It’s not just a place…

It’s about making room in your life to live and laugh, a little more.

And it’s about discovering the things that can cause it. It could be traveling, firing up a new grill,  hanging a fresh piece of art, planting beautiful hydrangeas or seeing my dog’s ears perk up out of sheer, rub-your-nose-in-the-dirt happiness…

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Tito relaxing on the shores of the Current River

I’d say that right now my husband’s “living room” is his garden. He’s transformed our everyday, suburban fenced-in backyard into his own pride and joy – a pumpkin patch.  He’s out there every night tending to those pumpkins, and it fuels him. He constantly works to make it bigger and better.

The Pumpkin Patch

The early stages of Lucas' pumpkin patch

Another example – I recently went to dinner at my friend, Laura’s, home. Her literal living room is absolutely beautiful, and definitely inspiring. She has two young children, and you would never, ever guess they live there…it is spotless.  While my other friend’s and I gawked over how clean it was, she simply said, “I recycle their toys.” Her method is easy ­– her kids play with their toys for two weeks, she puts them in storage, she pulls out a “new” round of toys for the next two weeks. She claims the kids get just as excited as if it was a brand new toy from the store. To me, that’s part of her “living room” (and something worth sharing on a blog once this thing gets up and running!)

To make a long story short…my goal is to post anything from friends, websites, shops and travels that, well, inspire me!

So…enjoy!

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