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Decorating Your Front Steps For Fall

There is something so very “New England” about front steps filled with mums and pumpkins. The pops of color catch your eye and compliment the changing leaves in the area. A warm September definitely brought an extended summer feeling, but now that it’s October, everything “fall” is fair game. Today I’m sharing how I decorated our front porch steps for fall, in case you were looking or a little inspiration! Shop Local… While I’m a…
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Our New Hampshire Home: How We’ve Prepped Our Home for Winter

Let me preface this post by saying the “we” in the title is used lightly. Ryan prepped our house for winter and I helped, often by only offering moral support. What’s a girl to do- I’m learning. New Hampshire winters are no joke (it’s supposed to be in the fifties starting next week and will only plummet from there) which means we needed to do a few things to prep our home. Now, these are…
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Our New Hampshire Home: How to Remove Popcorn Ceilings

Originally, when we were looking at a house, Ryan said absolutely no popcorn ceilings. However, when we found our house, it had popcorn ceilings, plus everything on Ryan’s “needs” list. We looked at each other and said two things. First, can we live with popcorn ceilings? Second, how hard can it be to get rid of popcorn ceilings? Let me be clear- getting rid of popcorn ceilings is the move. We had no idea how much light died…
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Our New Hampshire Home: Reflections On Our First Six Months

We’ve hit our sixth month anniversary in our New Hampshire house which is crazy to think about! There’s not a day where I don’t think about how lucky we were with our timing and the way things fell into place. We’ve settled into our new community, started new jobs, and made a lot of changes. We’re three room renovations in and we’re not stopping there! The last six months have been one wild ride and…
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Our New Hampshire Home: Guest Room Reveal

I swear, by the time I write about a room reveal, we’ve moved on to the next one! (Truthfully, I’ve just been slacking on these posts..) Our guest room is complete! It was a smaller project, square footage wise, than our family room but a slightly more complicated task because we wanted to ditch the dreaded popcorn ceilings. Rather than scraping and due to the shape of the room, we decided to hang new sheets…
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Our New Hampshire Home: Family Room Reveal

This post has been a long time coming, but it’s finally here! The first room of our New Hampshire Home has been updated! When talking renovations and re-dos, Ryan and I agreed that the family room needed to be first. We spend a lot of time in there and with its vaulted ceilings and tall walls, it seemed like the perfect first project. Boy, did this room require a lot of prep work. I’m giving…
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Our New Hampshire Home: Garden Update

I’m so excited to bring you this garden update from our New Hampshire house. The hot weather and water (provided first by a Home Depot bucket and then by a hose) have helped our plants grow nice and big, way earlier than I anticipated! At this point, we’ve harvested and replanted radishes and we’re working our way through our lettuce/spinach crops. The snap peas have come in strong and there are already little tiny tomatoes,…
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Our New Hampshire Home: My Favorite Herbs To Grow

I always had a love/hate relationship with growing herbs. First, I could never get them to grow from seeds. Second, they were always the most gosh-darn finicky plants in the world. Third, they would spread, so I would need them in pots but who ever has a good way to organize that! (Answer: me, me! I finally do!) Maybe there’s a green house in my future one day, but for today, my herbs live on…
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Our New Hampshire Home: What We’re Planting This Year

This is always one of my favorite posts to write because it means our garden is in the works! Gardening is something I’ve only really come to learn and love but man, does it feel good to grow your own food. Planting, sowing, tending, and harvesting- it all brings me so much joy! This year, we built our own garden beds at our new home and I couldn’t be more excited. With two 12 ft.…
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Our New Hampshire Home: What We’ve Done So-Far

You know, I truly thought that you moved into a house, threw some paint on the walls, and BOOM! You’re done. SO not the case. We’ve been putting in a lot of work (we meaning Ryan doing quarter work and me doing penny work) over the past few weeks and it has kept us well occupied at home! We’re both really thankful for all the projects we have on our list, even if some aren’t…
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Our New Hampshire Home: Building Our Garden Beds

One of the things I’ve been most excited about since our big move to New Hampshire is having space to build BIG garden beds. Last year’s garden in Newport was a success but it was small, only 8ft by 5ft for 40 square feet of growing space total. Now, that may seem like a lot if you’ve never grown vegetables before. However, if you’re an avid gardener then you know, plants always need more space…
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Our New Hampshire Home: Ryan Bought a House!

Breaking News! Okay, not really. But big news for us! Ryan bought a house! …in a pandemic, no less. Let’s just say, the past eight weeks have been very interesting. If I were to write down everything that was involved in our home buying process, first, the post would be thirty pages long and second, it wouldn’t be quite fair because I didn’t buy this house- Ryan did. During the month of March I watched…
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All About Composting At Home

COMPOST. COMPOST. COMPOST. Say it again? I have wanted to have a compost bin for SO LONG let me tell you. I made one in my classroom last year (our science kit contained a pack of live, red wrigglers) but then it got soaked and drowned out at my apartment in Newport. Too many holes.. too much rain. It smelled- bad. So, now I’m trying again, and this time I’ve got the right stuff for…
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Final Garden Update

My first garden season has come to an end and truthfully I’m a bit sad about it. Our little raised bed was such a fun experiment for me over the past few months- trying and failing, improving and harvesting. I love cooking with and sharing fresh veggies that I put my time and effort into growing. Towards the end of the summer, we only had two promising crops left in our garden: tomatoes and brussel…
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Garden Update

I’m back with another little garden update for you because I am so unbelievably excited about our last garden harvest! (Note: the zucchini in the photo below was gifted- our garden isn’t quite big enough to grow it, unfortunately.) This week after I got back from Texas I spent a bit of time each day tending to the garden. It’s crazy how much things change in such a short time! The first thing I was…
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Garden Update

Hey everyone, look at our perfect garden! … not. Although, I do have to say that as a first attempt, this garden is above and beyond what I imagined it would be. It is currently blooming bright, green, and healthy while it drinks up more water than I can keep up with. Also on the ‘can’t keep up with’ front, the weeds are killer. Literally- I’m almost certain they were choking out some of the…
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Starting a Garden

While I would never claim to have a green thumb, I do have a new garden project I am really excited about. As a science teacher, I am part of a garden initiative at my school. It has really inspired me to learn more about planting, seeding, and harvesting. I love the idea of growing fresh produce, so this spring we’re attempting a vegetable garden. It might be naive, but I have high hopes. Unfortunately,…

Born in Rhode Island and at home in New Hampshire, Caitlin shares New England life, travel, and style.

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