Kate’s First Day of Kindergarten

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I’m not going to say “I can’t believe she’s a kindergartener” because that’s what we all say, right? It’s right up there with the rest of the first day of school cliches like “They really do grow up so fast!” and “Shoes on – we’re running late!” Seriously, though. Remember when she looked like this? Okay,

Dear Mrs. Stein…

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Kate starts kindergarten tomorrow. It’s a milestone that’s had me simultaneously hyperventilating, cold sweating, and Googling “living off the grid” since the day she was born. And now it’s here. We’ve been prepping her for the big 5K all summer long, including enrolling her in “Kindergarten Camp” at the elementary school in our new town.  It’s been a

ATG&D Dream Home | Breaking Ground

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The day we broke ground on our new home construction was kind of like the day I found out I was pregnant – mostly exciting, with a little bit of “holy shit, there’s no turning back now” mixed in. To carry the pregnancy metaphor further, this whole house thing also involved months of planning, setbacks, hoping, doubting, worrying, and thinking

#GMCHTA | Yassine’s Bedroom

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Yassine is a lovely 11 year old little girl with a beautiful bright smile that would melt your heart, and it was such joy to create a new bedroom for her as part of GMC’s Hidden Treasure Adventure! In case you missed it, GMC invited 8 bloggers on a “Hidden Treasure Adventure” (#GMCHTA) to furnish and

#GMCHTA | World’s Longest Yard Sale

Our talented team! From left to right: Lucy from HGTV's Beach Flip, Rhoda from Southern Hospitality, Brooke from All Things Thrifty, Sarah from HGTV's Beach Flip, Ashley from Simply Designing, Dusty from All Things G&D, Megan from GMC, Allison from Two Thirty Five Designs, Jenn from GMC, Dee from GMC, Michael from Inspired by Charm and James from GMC.

I recently had one of the neatest experiences of my life when GMC invited me to be a part of the design team for their 2015 Hidden Treasure Adventure!  Our mission was to shop the World’s Longest Yard Sale for “hidden treasures” to furnish a Habitat for Humanity house in Atlanta, Georgia. If you’ve ever wondered what you can

10 Questions

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When I first started All Things G&D (about 100 internet years ago) there were only a handful of home decor/DIY blogs and even fewer standards when it came to how to blog. At that time, pretty much the only rule for blogging was, “Don’t – UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES – let anyone know your full name or they’ll steal

GMC Hidden Treasure Adventure

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I am so excited to announce that I’ve been selected by GMC to be a participant in their 2015 Hidden Treasure Adventure! “GMC…as in the automotive company??” G asked in astonishment when I called him from this year’s Haven Conference to tell him the news. “YES!” I exclaimed, still not believing it myself. The Hidden Treasure Adventure consists of