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Our Favorite Halloween Books

Our Favorite Halloween Books

Decorating with books really is one of the best ways to change out seasonal decor and not get burnt out reading the same books night after night. We're not quite at that stage with Liam but I anticipate it once he's able to sit through a whole book and let us know which are his favorites. 
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Two Ghostly DIY Projects

Two Ghostly DIY Projects

Last year Liam was only 3 months *old* around Halloween and I just didn't have the energy to decorate. Like nearly everyone I love fall so I missed out on some of the things I usually enjoy, like decorating with an obscene number of pumpkins on the front stoop. Now that I regularly get a full night's sleep I'm very enthusiastically back in the game. I won't decorate the whole house, but I am giving Liam's room a festive once over. Since I wasn't up to it last year I didn't have much decor to work with so I found some great items and decided to make a few more, like this adorable ghostly garland I saw on Instagram, and two stuffed ghosts I made out of felt and black thread!
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Liam's Nursery

Liam's Nursery

"Come on-a my house, my house I'm gonna give a you figs and dates and grapes and cakes eh..." we have owned our home for FOUR years, and I am just so excited to finally be welcoming you in to share my first complete room renovation on the blog. We've done so much work at our house, but I have never made the time to share all the before and after photos. Well, that's all changing now! 
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Studio McGee's Fall Collection for Target: What To Buy

Studio McGee's Fall Collection for Target: What To Buy

You guys, I went crazy for the first Studio McGee for Target collection that launched in April.I got two chairs (which they've reprised for this new collection), ottomans, and way more pillows than I needed. When I found out there was a second collection coming (this Sunday, September 13), I knew I had to share a round-up of my favorites. 

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IKEA's Chic Budget-Friendly Finds

IKEA's Chic Budget-Friendly Finds

It might sound crazy but proximity to IKEA is one of the things I miss most about living in a big city! Not that long ago IKEA had a reputation for being all function, no form - at least that's how I remember it. But in the last few years that has seismically shifted and not only is IKEA affordable, they had some really stylish pieces. When we lived in bigger cities IKEA was just down the road, sadly we don't have that luxury in Rochester. Luckily I've recently been able to recruit my sister-in-law to shop for me - she just moved to a city where are TWO IKEAS. 

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Five Days In Iceland

Five Days In Iceland

Hey there, Globetrotter! Before I get into the nitty gritty of our Icelandic adventures I have one serious question: where does the time go? Seriously? This blog post has been sitting in my unpublished folder for 18 months! Eighteen months! If you follow along with Kindred Home on Instagram you know that a lot has happened in that time. I've told myself I'd come back to this post countless times but it always got pushed further down my to-do list, and I honestly don't know what inspired me to finally hit publish. I hope you enjoy the tips and come back if you're ever planning your own Icelandic adventure!

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Changing Tides

A Greek philosopher is known for saying, "There is nothing permanent except change." I have found this to be true in my life and I've learned to embrace change. Since I was a little girl change has had a routine presence in my life. My dad was a builder and successful commercial roofer, as his career grew and changed so did we.
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Healthy Coco-Nutty Cheesecake

Healthy Coco-Nutty Cheesecake

Those who know me know that I have a love-hate relationship with sugar. It's pretty simple: I love sugar and I hate how much I love it. When I started Kindred I had to actively avoid making too many candles that smelled like dessert! I'm not alone though, I noticed some of you were searching for our old Vanilla + Cardamom candle recently, maybe I should add it back to the collection for my fellow sugar-addicts. 
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Painted Terracotta Planters

I'm really excited for this first DIY post on our Kindred Home blog, I hope you guys like it! The weather has been pretty drab in Rochester, with cold temperatures, gray skies, and snow that goes from freshly fallen to brown and salty in a snap.
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Hello Again!

Hello Again!

Hey There Everybody,

Happy 2018! I don't want things to be awkward around here so I'm just going to come out and say it...if you've ever visited the Kindred Home blog you know that I haven't been very good at this whole blogging thing. Turns out blogging is a pretty time consuming venture and frankly I just didn't have the time to make blogging regularly do-able. 

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Milestones

Milestones

As many of you know, I started Kindred Home in late 2014 (then Sunny & Lo). I left a steady job without much of a plan, just a dream to build my own business, which was pretty crazy to a lot of people - even me at times - yet I held on to faith that I'd figure it out along the way.
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A Kindred Blog

A Kindred Blog

It's a crisp December evening and I'm sitting at my desk even though the shop closed 40 minutes ago. The market lights are still softly glowing and my favorite Spotify Christmas playlist "Christmas Jazz & Joy" is still singing in the background, and this quiet winter night has unexpectedly presented itself as the perfect moment for my first blog post.
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