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    October Round Up

    Before we all dive into Christmas trees and hot cocoa, I have to say goodbye to month of skeletons and witches brooms.  I was hoping to be able to fondly look back on celebrating my little guys 6th birthday last month and trips to the pumpkin patch, but a nasty round of sickness put a dent in our plans.  At least we were all healthy enough to go Trick or Treating and end the month on a much better note than it started!  I spent most of my time working on customer projects so this months round up will be short but I’ve got a lot of fun things on…

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    September Round Up

    I know I say that most months seem to fly by, but at least I had a legit reason why September seems to be over before it started.     Between working non-stop at my full-time job for the first three weeks and getting ready for the start of school (including sending our little GOB off to his first day of kindergarden) I basically had one week to collect myself before we launched right into October – so needless to say there wasn’t much going on around HilltownHouse last month, but I did manage to get my seasonal decor out and you can see all the cozy details in my…

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    August Round Up

    Time to say a final goodbye to the summer of 2019.  I feel like there’s a mentality going around these days that summer needs to be packed with as many activities as possible to make it memorable, and in year’s past I always felt like we never did enough.  But as we sat at dinner last weekend, talking about all the things we did this summer as a family and we asked the boys what their favorite parts were – I finally overcame that feeling.  Not because we did anymore this year, but because I realized that what we did manage to do was more than enough to leave the…

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    July Round Up

    The summer keeps speeding along way to fast, but doesn’t that always seem like it’s the case these days?  I was hoping to be able to share the playroom makeover with you but fell quite a bit behind on that project – hopefully I can get it back on track over the next few months though.  I did manage to finally finish my kitchen makeover so if you missed that update make sure you check out the post below How to Make a Builder Grade Kitchen look Custom   Throwing a Birthday Party with the Art Nook     We ended the month with a celebration – this time for…

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    June Round Up

    We had a lot to celebrate in the last few weeks of June – the end of 1st grade for Blake, the end of pre-school for my little GOB, and the 10 year anniversary of me and my husband.  It was the perfect way to wrap up the spring and jump into the lazy days of summer.  Unfortunately we had one not so celebratory moment when one of our puppies decided to swallow part of his toy and had to get emergency surgery to get it removed (note to dog owners: watch out for those rope toys!)  but I’m happy to say he’s back to his normal goofy self.  With…

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    May Round Up

    This week we are celebrating 5 years in our home!  I can’t believe how far both the house and our family has come since we moved in.  I have such fond memories of the early days when it was just us on our block and my oldest son used to spend hours playing in the mud pits while we watched our neighborhood slowly get built.  If you want to see how things have changed around here make sure you check out my Home Tour Page for lots of Before/Afters! 52 Week CIO Challenge I’m happy to report that even during the craziness of the One Room Challenge I didn’t let…

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    March Round Up

    Before I get swept up into One Room Challenge land, and my house becomes a construction zone, I wanted to be sure to wrap up March by sharing some fun ways that we ushered in the Spring this year!  If you missed my quick post about my mom’s Laundry Room Makeover you can check that out below: A Simple Laundry Room Makeover For My Mom   52 Week CIO Challenge   Not gonna lie, this was a hard month to keep myself on task with my weekly projects – the last two I honestly finished on the last day of the month.  But I did get them done and that’s…

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    February Round Up

    Ah February – a never-ending month of 2-hour delays and flu-like symptoms!  I was hoping to share more on the blog this month but the combo of those two took a toll on my productivity.  Even though the snow is still falling outside, the longer days sure are nice and almost make it feel like Spring is right around the corner! An Easy and Inexpensive Valentines Day Fondue Party   52 Week CIO Challenge     My 52 Week Cross it Off Challenge is still going strong in it’s second month!  Here’s what I crossed off in February: 6. Design my Florida house Bedroom makeover and send the shopping list…

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    January Round Up

    Now that the 750th day of January has finally ended (seriously…..why did January feel like it went on forever this year?) I can finally share all the goodies I’ve been saving up for my Monthly Round Up, and believe me I’ve got lots to tell you about!  First, make sure you check out my 2018 round up or my 2019 plans if you missed them at the beginning of the month: 2018 Round Up 2019 Resolutions and House Goals DIY Workshop at the Philly Home and Garden Show I am so excited to announce that over President’s Day Weekend I will be taking part in the “Make It Take It”…

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    2018 Round Up

    As one of the toughest years of my life comes to a close today I am happy that I can at least say that 2018 is ending on a much better note than it started.   When I started looking through my completed projects, I was actually a little disappointed because it didn’t seem like I had accomplished as much as I had wanted to despite feeling like I barely sat down all year — but when I thought about it more I realized a few reasons why that was: 1) The car accident that me and the boys were in last January really had a lasting affect on me (both…