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Posted by / June 19, 2017

Hooray! Brandon's Graduation Party

Hooray! Brandon's Graduation Party Hooray! Brandon's Graduation Party

Over the weekend we threw a party in honor of Brandon's recent college graduation. It was such a fun day and big milestone — and today w...

Posted by / June 12, 2017

June-Etsy: Our Father's Day Gift Guide

June-Etsy: Our Father's Day Gift Guide June-Etsy: Our Father's Day Gift Guide

This month's Etsy edit goes out to all the dads in honor of Father's Day. From sentimental keepsakes and small wonders to sweets wi...

Posted by / June 5, 2017

So Much to Celebrate!

So Much to Celebrate! So Much to Celebrate!

The last several weeks have been filled with milestones in our family — we have lots to be thankful and excited for not only in the here &am...

Posted by / May 28, 2017

May-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

May-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit May-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

May is in full bloom around here — that time of year just before the southern heat (and humidity) kicks into high gear and the neighborhood ...

Posted by / May 15, 2017

Landscaping with Herbs: A Lavender Lined Walk

Landscaping with Herbs: A Lavender Lined Walk Landscaping with Herbs: A Lavender Lined Walk

We've been tackling quite a few weekend-sized home projects since the spring weather has kicked in, one of which includes a little refre...

Posted by / April 24, 2017

April-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

April-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit April-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

April showers bring May flowers — the age old saying has been right around Virginia this month! By day, you'll find me scouring the de...

Posted by / April 17, 2017

Vacation Snaps: Cancun, Mexico

Vacation Snaps: Cancun, Mexico Vacation Snaps: Cancun, Mexico

This time last month we were just off the heels of our annual self-imposed spring break in Mexico. Today we've collected a few of our fa...

Posted by / March 16, 2017

March-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

March-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit March-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

In keeping with the milder weather, this March has come in more like a lamb and is just now beginning to roar like the lion we know and lov...

Posted by / February 13, 2017

Sending Out an SOS: Hunting Dog Garden Statues

Sending Out an SOS: Hunting Dog Garden Statues Sending Out an SOS: Hunting Dog Garden Statues

Image credit Today's post is a bit of a call for assistance — in the form of, "we've looked everywhere and can't seem...

Posted by / February 1, 2017

Feb-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

Feb-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit Feb-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

February hints at a promise of spring ahead and brings a touch of heart right along. By day, you'll find me scouring the depths of the E...

Posted by / January 23, 2017

No-Bake Dog Treats: Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter & Oats

No-Bake Dog Treats: Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter & Oats No-Bake Dog Treats: Sweet Potato, Peanut Butter & Oats

These sweet little dog treats are so quick to make, come together with three completely natural ingredients (peanut butter, oats and sw...

Posted by / January 16, 2017

Before & After: Painting our Historic Home in RVA

Before & After: Painting our Historic Home in RVA Before & After: Painting our Historic Home in RVA

We recently updated the exterior of our home with a complete front door restoration, new gutter system, porch repairs and a fresh coat of ...

Posted by / January 10, 2017

Over on eHow: Homemade Apple Butter

Over on eHow: Homemade Apple Butter Over on eHow: Homemade Apple Butter

Back in autumn, I brought home a bushel of apples as Mary and I set out to make this year's batches of homemade applesauce and apple...

Posted by / January 4, 2017

Jan-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

Jan-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit Jan-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

January is a time for peering out through the post-holiday haze, a time for self reflection, pairing down and new possibilities. It's a ...

Posted by / January 1, 2017

New Beginnings: Our 2017 Goals & Resolutions

New Beginnings: Our 2017 Goals & Resolutions New Beginnings: Our 2017 Goals & Resolutions

The start to January is a classic time we take to sit down, reflect on the previous year and begin putting our minds to what we want from t...

Posted by / December 31, 2016

Best of: 17Apart in 2016

Best of: 17Apart in 2016 Best of: 17Apart in 2016

Today we've compiled a list of the most visited, liked and shared projects & photos from 2016. While we have our personal favorites...

Posted by / December 29, 2016

Merry & Bright! Our 2016 Holiday Recap

Merry & Bright! Our 2016 Holiday Recap Merry & Bright! Our 2016 Holiday Recap

Now that the holidays are beginning to wind down, we're taking this week to rest a bit and reflect on all of the busyness that can ...

Posted by / December 18, 2016

Let's Go Get the Tree!

Let's Go Get the Tree! Let's Go Get the Tree!

This time last weeked, we were listening to holiday tunes on the radio, driving about 45 minutes outside the city to look for this year&#...

Posted by / December 14, 2016

RVA Eats: Secret Sandwich Society

RVA Eats: Secret Sandwich Society RVA Eats: Secret Sandwich Society

A few weekends ago, we had a chance to stop in the newly opened  Secret Sandwich Society  down on East Grace Street. I'd heard good t...

Posted by / December 2, 2016

Dec-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

Dec-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit Dec-Etsy: Our Monthly Etsy Edit

December is a time for making spirits bright, cozying up indoors and here in Virginia, a secret wish for the first snowfall as the holidays ...

Mary and Tim Vidra, here! Both Richmond natives & do-it-yourselfers by nature, we are continually in search of simple solutions for living more sustainably — sharing ideas, tips and tricks for DIY home decor, urban gardening and cooking.

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