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Recovering Chair Seats… finally

Recovering Chair Seats // addapinch.com

One of my favorite sets of furniture is the table and chairs that my mother-in-law gave to us when Bart and I were married twenty years ago this coming September. They were previously her grandmother’s, then her mother’s and then the table and chairs that she and my father-in-law used early on in their marriage. For…

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Outdoor Living Spaces

Outdoor living is such a part of life for my family and many others especially during the summer! With a few basics as well as some extra special touches, you can create your perfect outdoor living space that works beautifully for your family!

Outdoor living is such a part of life for my family and many others especially during the summer! With a few basics as well as some extra special touches, you can create your perfect outdoor living space that works beautifully for your family!   The sunny days of summer are finally here and it’s time to…

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Enamored with Enamelware

Enamelware is such a well-loved classic! It has served such utilitarian, everyday purposes for generations and is now decorating the homes of many people of all ages.

Enamelware is such a well-loved classic! It has served utilitarian, everyday purposes for generations and is now decorating the homes  of many people of all ages.  How I love enamelware! But I must confess it hasn’t always been the case. I grew up associating it with chores and just kind of took those sturdy workhorse pieces for…

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Christmas Traditions

Christmas Traditions from addapinch.com

One thing I love about the Christmas season is that it is steeped in tradition – from seeing Christmas lights, making Christmas cookies, building gingerbread houses, to gathering with family and friends on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Growing up, we always visited my father’s parents on Christmas Eve to celebrate and then celebrated with…

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The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker from addapinch.com

I absolutely adore the traditions my family follows at Christmas. We were blessed that Sam is a traditionalist, too. Or maybe we’ve created a monster! If we even think of not doing something the way it has been done in years past, he is quick to remind us and prompt us to get back in…

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Southern Living’s Robbie Melvin’s Essentials

Southern Living's Robbie Melvin's Essentials from addapinch.com

Southern Living’s Test Kitchen Director, Robbie Melvin shares his top essentials for his home kitchen and tips for no-fail holiday entertaining. I first met Southern Living’s Test Kitchen Director, Robbie Melvin in 2013 when we both judged the Cornbread Festival and we’ve since crossed paths on numerous occasions at southern food related events. Robbie’s warm personality and…

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DIY Gold Accented Glasses

DIY Gold Accented Glasses from addapinch.com

Gold accented glasses are perfect for gifting or for entertaining! Learn how to make your own using this easy DIY tutorial! Lately, I’ve seen so many beautiful glasses when shopping online with gold accents that really make them perfect for the holidays and to brighten any occasion, really. While I loved the glasses and knew…

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Oh Christmas Tree!

Popcorn Garland from addapinch.com

Have you put your Christmas tree up already? For the last few years, we’ve started putting ours up a little early. I know, doing Christmas things before Thanksgiving is a highly controversial topic. But, don’t hate on us because we’re early birds. We celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband’s family on the Sunday before Thanksgiving and…

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