Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Our New Home

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Last Tuesday, we closed on our new house.  Thursday we moved into our new house.  Friday and Saturday we painted and worked our butts off and I have slept for the past two days to recover.  Just kidding.  Only kind-of.  Paul’s mom and dad and my mom and dad were here over the weekend and let me just say that parents truly rock.  There is no way that we could have gotten anywhere without them here!

What a ride this has been.  And SO many of you have asked to see the new house.  So, ask and you shall receive.  Now first, a couple of things:  we have NOTHING on the walls yet so look past that.  Also, all of these are iPhone photos because it’s easier than my real camera.  And there are a couple of rooms that are still stacked high with paint cans, drop cloths and boxes so you won’t be seeing those.

We painted a lot of walls yellow.  If you know me at all, you are not surprised by this.  We also have a few grey walls and a brown dining room – and I’m so in love with it.  We still have a lot of little projects like light fixtures, window treatments (those are stuck in the 80’s for now) and so on.  We are just so excited to be here and I’m excited to share with you.  So here you are!

Emma was not so impressed by all of the boxes and chaos.  She just chilled in this box for hours.  In case you were wondering – most of the house started out in that sea-green color that is on the walls in this picture.

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The kitchen. The far door goes into the dining room; the door on the left and window above the sink look into the family room which is currently serving as my “office” and will eventually have some comfy furniture in it. To the right, there is a door that goes to the basement and into the hallway to another bedroom and bathroom.  There is also a door that goes upstairs to the bedroom and bathroom up there.

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The “office” that I mentioned above.  I really love this space.  Sliding doors go out onto the back deck and I love the built-in shelves.  This room and the master are part of an add-on which is why you can see brick here – it used to be the outside of the house.  These walls are grey, even though you really can’t see it well here.

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On the other side of the kitchen is a sunroom – windows all around, white walls, sliding doors that go out to the deck too.  For now, it’s my photography studio!

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The dining room.  The paint color: caramelized onion. Because what other color would I choose?  Actually, Paul chose this one and I couldn’t be happier with it.  That light fixture will eventually be replaced too.

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The living room.  I love these walls…actually, this whole room!  The TV will eventually be mounted on the wall above the fireplace.  We totally fell in love with the hardwood floors in this house.  I love them more and more every day!

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And the master. More yellow walls.  I couldn’t get a good shot of the master bathroom but the walls are grey and the brown carries in there.  The grey replaces PINK walls (and trim and wood work and vent covers).  It was like a bottle of Pepto spilled in that bathroom and no one ever cleaned it up.  I like pink as much as the next girl but this was insane people.  The grey is much more my style.

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Our new back deck.

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From which we receive these stellar sunsets!  house sunsets

And there is most of the house.  I have some DIY projects on my list which I may end up sharing here if they are worthy!

 

101 Responses to “Our New Home”

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    Samantha @ FerraroKitchen — February 5, 2013 @ 10:48 am

    Just beautiful! You are going to do some nice things with this house! Mazel Tuv!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:23 am

      Thank you, Samantha!!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — February 5, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    Everything looks great – and we have the same comforter 🙂 Except mine is the navy version.

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    carrian — February 5, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Find us a house and we will be your neighbors.

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:07 am

      Sounds like a plan to me! 🙂

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    Victoria (@vluhrs) — February 5, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    If it weren’t cold, the sunroom would also be a good office. Or it kind of is as you should photos in there!

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    Jessica L. @ The Lamppost — February 5, 2013 @ 10:59 am

    Oh Cassie, it’s gorgeous! I love it, and congratulations!

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    brandi — February 5, 2013 @ 11:00 am

    what a view from the deck! i love it!

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 5, 2013 @ 11:04 am

    WOW!!! Such a beautiful house! Congrats on it 🙂 So much fun and Im sure its going to be a lot of fun making it your own. I love it Cassie 🙂 Great bday pressie 😉

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:24 am

      Absolutely! Thanks, Carla 🙂

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    Jessica@AKitchenAddiction — February 5, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    What a gorgeous home! So happy for you!

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    Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen — February 5, 2013 @ 11:06 am

    Just beautiful! I swear, if and when we move, I will be looking at houses in a whole new way. I never considered light when we chose our house. I LOVE the sun room 🙂

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    Stephanie — February 5, 2013 @ 11:10 am

    Congratulations on your new place. Looks amazing! Plenty of time to fix it up so that it’s “yours” and not “new” anymore. =) I’d love to see your projects!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:26 am

      Thanks so much!

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    Cookin' Canuck — February 5, 2013 @ 11:22 am

    What a fantastic space. I love that office and your studio. The office is perfectly cozy and functional, and the studio is bursting with light. Enjoy your new space!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:26 am

      Thank you, Dara! It does feel very cozy!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — February 5, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    Love this little tour! Your studio looks amazing and I’m loving that shade of yellow (plus the “caramelized onion”).

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:29 am

      I know, don’t you love that! Thanks, Laura!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — February 5, 2013 @ 11:46 am

    I’m like so in love with your photography studio! And back deck! Those 2 things right there are worth their weight in gold. And the kitchen. CONGRATS!!! It’s beautiful!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks, friend!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 5, 2013 @ 11:48 am

    I love it!! So jealous of your all white walls for the new photography room!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks Meagan!

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — February 5, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    I love your photog studio! So awesome and I love how you already have it set up and organized. If we weren’t renting I would LOVE to paint my living room yellow and my kitchen red–how colorful and poppy. So you!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:28 am

      Thanks, Haley! I’m a super organized person so it was nearly a must-do for me.

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — February 5, 2013 @ 12:08 pm

    Great house, love all the spacious rooms; but I can’t believe that you painted over the pink walls!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:28 am

      Oh man, they were terrible though. I do love the grey. Thanks, Kari!!

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    Tracey — February 5, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

    Congrats on your new house Cassie, so exciting! I absolutely love your sunroom/photography studio – the light is fabulous 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:29 am

      Thank you, Tracey, me too!

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    Juls Owings — February 5, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    BEAUTIFUL….goes with the view. I love the red in the kitchen.

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    dixya @ food, pleasure, and health — February 5, 2013 @ 12:23 pm

    Loved your office space and masterbed room. I am little jealous of that deck- such a gorgeous view!

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    Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen — February 5, 2013 @ 12:28 pm

    I’m in love with your kitchen. It looks so homey. Definitely could spend hours baking in there.

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    Joann@The Italian Next Door — February 5, 2013 @ 12:33 pm

    Cassie, congratulations!! The house looks really nice, and the view…..!! Try to have fun settling in. We’ll all wait expectantly for your next recipe.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 5, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

    Love, love, love the new place! I am so jealous the sun room! I really need to get me one of those.

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    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — February 5, 2013 @ 12:53 pm

    Congratulations on your new home – it looks gorgeous! I’m in love with the beautiful light in your “photography studio”!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 5, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

    Such a cute home! There are so many features I love and then you had to go and save that amazing deck for last. Wow!

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 5, 2013 @ 1:18 pm

    What a beautiful house! I’m in love with your studio…and so jealous. 😀 You’ve certainly made it into a home!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 5, 2013 @ 1:42 pm

    So gorgeous, lady! Congrats on your new cozy and beautiful home!

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    Kathryn — February 5, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    Oh it looks beautiful (and I can totally see why you feel for those floors!)

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 5, 2013 @ 2:43 pm

    Your house is stunning!! I love the hard wood floors. I love your work space/photography studio. I love the DECK!! It is perfect, just perfect. Couldn’t be happier for you!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:32 am

      Thank you friend, now come visit and have a glass of wine with me on the deck!

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    a farmer in the dell — February 5, 2013 @ 3:34 pm

    oh, congratulations! It is absolutely perfect! I hope the champagne is chilling. You guys should be really proud of the house!

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    Jill — February 5, 2013 @ 3:46 pm

    Beautiful and how fun! 🙂

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    Amber @Healthy, Wealthy DIYs — February 5, 2013 @ 4:06 pm

    Love it!!! It’s so charming–and what a fabulous view from the deck! Sad you moved! Wished I could have made it to a blog meetup before you did!!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks so much, Amber, I may be back for one eventually!

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    Stephanie H. — February 5, 2013 @ 4:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing pictures! Your house is awesome! Great job.

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:27 am

      Thanks so much, Stephanie!

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    JanetFCTC — February 5, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    Beautiful house! I love the photography studio!

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    DessertForTwo — February 5, 2013 @ 7:03 pm

    It’s gorgeous, Cassie! What a nice birthday gift 🙂

    I’m loving your bright photography studio!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:26 am

      Thanks, lady! 🙂

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    Baking Serendipity — February 5, 2013 @ 7:05 pm

    Adorable! I love those hardwood floors too, and the brick wall inside! Our new house doesn’t have a deck yet (but needs one) and while I’m sort of excited to make it our own, I know it will be awhile before we have a place to watch sunsets. Enjoy yours, friend 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:25 am

      Thanks Sarah!

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    Jackie @ The Beeroness — February 5, 2013 @ 7:14 pm

    Congrats Cassie! I love that deck, fun times will be had there, I’m sure 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:25 am

      Thanks, Jackie! Yes, you should come and visit to get those started 🙂

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    Chelsea {Whatcha Makin' Now?} — February 5, 2013 @ 7:22 pm

    Love the new house! Congrats!! And I’m really jealous of your photo room and all your cool props. 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:24 am

      Thanks, Chelsea! 🙂

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    Jess — February 5, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    Congrats – it’s so pretty and has great personality, but that deck is absolutely my favorite. What pretty views!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:24 am

      Thanks, Jess! We love the view!

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    kelly @ kellybakes — February 5, 2013 @ 9:29 pm

    Congratulations on your new house! I love the floors and the deck–what a view! And your photography studio?! so much light!! Happy settling in! 🙂

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    Brooke — February 5, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

    LOVE IT!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:22 am

      Thanks so much, Brooke!

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    Ellen Renee — February 5, 2013 @ 9:52 pm

    I love the kitchen – red is my favorite color! Congrats.

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    ashley - baker by nature — February 5, 2013 @ 10:38 pm

    I love how intimate some of yours posts are, Cassie! It’s like I’m right there with you! I hope your birthday was brilliant and you’re settling in wonderfully to your new home!

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    Liren — February 6, 2013 @ 12:26 am

    Hooray! I LOVE it, Cassie, and am so excited for you. Nothing like painting and making a house a home. Totally love the light in your new studio, too 🙂

    Congratulations! xo

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:33 am

      Thank you so much, Liren!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 6, 2013 @ 12:33 am

    I love the house, Cassie! It’s so cute! I am really jealous of that deck!

    Hope you had a great birthday!

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    katie — February 6, 2013 @ 6:39 am

    Gorgeous new house! And wow what a gorgeous space to photograph food! That is what I dream to have one day! Congrats again!

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    Jenny @ BAKE — February 6, 2013 @ 6:59 am

    I am so so jealous of you studio! it looks incredible! actually the whole house does! congratulations!

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    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme — February 6, 2013 @ 7:09 am

    Congrats on the new home! It is just lovely. I love your photography studio. Such great light. The view from your deck is stunning!

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    Audra | The Baker Chiick — February 6, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    Wow- you sure made this NYC apartment-living girl envious of your new home! I adore all the wood floor and that sun-room…wow- so perfect for photography!! Good luck settling in! xo

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:32 am

      Thanks so much, Audra! 🙂

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — February 6, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    LOVE love love it! Loving the sun room and the wood floors. 🙂 The exposed brink is pretty cool too!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:21 am

      Thank you, friend!

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    Gerry @ Foodness Gracious — February 6, 2013 @ 7:48 am

    Congrats to both of you! It’s super exciting moving in to your first house and making it yours! Love those floors…

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:20 am

      Thanks so much, Gerry!

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    michelle — February 6, 2013 @ 7:53 am

    Sweet! Congrats!!! That sunroom looks lovely and the deck! pretty, pretty 🙂

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 6, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    I can’t believe how set up you are already, good for you!! Those hardwood floors are gorgeous – remind me of the first little house I bought on my own…so substantial and warm and cozy. And that deck, along with those sunsets, fab! Enjoy your new home!!!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:20 am

      Thank you so much, Brenda!

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    Julia — February 6, 2013 @ 8:39 am

    Loving the kitchen & sun room..oh and that deck! Beautiful. Congratulations!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:18 am

      Thank you Julia!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — February 6, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Seriously love it!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:18 am

      Thanks, lady!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 6, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I LOVE IT! That back deck is gorgeous, and the sunroom? I’m totally jealous over here 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      Thank you so much Megan!

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    Sheila — February 6, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Very exciting time for you both! What a great spot you found! Very happy for you xoxoox.

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:17 am

      Thank you, sweet friend!

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    Anna (Hidden Ponies) — February 6, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    I’d love to see the DIY projects as you go! It’s looking great already, and I just love yellow walls!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:13 am

      Thank you, Anna!

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 6, 2013 @ 3:41 pm

    Congrats on your beautiful new house! It has such great character!!

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:12 am

      That is what we fell in love with, thanks, Lauren!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 7, 2013 @ 2:57 am

    Oooh… a photography studio! Love it. The entire house looks great and I love how cozy it is. Big kitchen, too. I hope you’ll be really happy in your new place. 🙂

    • Cassie replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 8:09 am

      Thanks Erin, we love it so far!

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    Amber (Sprinkled With Flour) — February 7, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    Cassie your new house is so cute! I’m totally jealous of your gorgeous sunroom space….all that delicious light! Congrats:)

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    Denise — February 7, 2013 @ 5:08 pm

    Oh that is just beautiful!! I love the house and the back deck and view—awesome! So glad you have such a nice space to live, relax, work and entertain!

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    Mackenzie {SusieFreakingHomemaker} — February 7, 2013 @ 5:23 pm

    Love this post! And can I just say I am GREEN with envy over your studio!

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    Deborah — February 8, 2013 @ 11:37 am

    I love it, Cassie!! And a sunroom? I’m so jealous!!

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    natalie@thesweetslife — February 8, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    love love love, esp that deck! we have a back patio that we live on all spring/summer/fall! 🙂

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    Anita at Hungry Couple — February 9, 2013 @ 10:52 am

    Congratulations! Your new home is lovely and will be even more so when you’ve finished adding all your personal touches. I wish I had a little office off my kitchen and your light filled photography “studio” will be the envy of every blogger. May you have many years of joy in your new home!

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    Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies — February 11, 2013 @ 12:56 pm

    The deck is gorgeous–wow! Congratulations on your new home! And now I feel totally inadequate after seeing how organized your props are. 🙂

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    Meghan — February 11, 2013 @ 9:10 pm

    It’s beautiful, Cassie! It will be so much fun for you two to put your stamp on it! That deck is gorgeous!

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