October 31, 2012

We're Seeing Stars: Our Constellation Pumpkin


Happy Halloween guys! This day always holds special meaning for Tim and I since it's actually our anniversary — this year makes 8 years!

October 30, 2012

How To: Fall Pumpkin Planters


Today we're excited to share one of the fall pumpkin decorating projects we've taken on this season — making live planters out of carved pumpkins!

October 29, 2012

17 Apart in Richmond Magazine


We were floored to find a blurb about 17 Apart in this month's issue of Richmond Magazine when our copy arrived in the mail!

Weekend Basics


Are you having a no-school day today like practically everyone else on the East Coast? Richmond is all a'buzz with talk and prep for Hurricane Sandy (aka Frankenstorm). We spent a good portion of the weekend prepping too and we are now hunkered down, but didn't let it get in the way of our regular weekend going-ons.

October 26, 2012

Giveaway: Ana White's The Handbuilt Home


***Update: This giveaway has ended, find the lucky winner at the bottom of the post. Stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! *** 

Today we are thrilled to flip through, talk about and give away 2 copies of Ana White's newly published book, The Handbuilt Home.

October 24, 2012

17 Apart at the Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Fashion Week Party

Dayna, myself, Tim, Heather, Emily, and Nicole at the Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Fashion Party

Last Monday night, we had the opportunity to attend the 11th Annual Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Fashion Week Party while in New York. Tim accompanied myself and 4 of my Etsy coworkers to the event...

October 23, 2012

NYC: Photo Roundup

American flags before the Delaware bridge

By this point in time have you gathered how we love to snap and share pics every time we visit NYC? What can we say — it's a city near and dear to our hearts. It's also a place we feel like we could visit for the rest of our lifetimes' and always find something new.

October 22, 2012

Basil & Daycare


Let's talk about this guy for a few minutes. The furry one, that is...

Weekend Basics



The weekend for us was a bit of a whirlwind — though both in the end getting back to RVA on different travel schedules.

October 19, 2012

Goodbye, NYC


Today is our last day in the big city — a rainy one and always a sad day for us. Above is our Brooklyn view from this go round.

October 18, 2012

17Apart on Apartment Therapy


Can you imagine our excitement to find our little stump table project featured on Apartment Therapy!!??? We're still pinching ourselves. We've been longtime fans of Apartment Therapy, especially the Before & After column, so to be highlighted in this series is beyond cool for us.

October 17, 2012

Our Trip To The High Line in New York City


Mary and I have been wanting to visit and walk The High Line in New York since it recently opened — the High Line is a newly finished and opened public park that was built on an old rail system that had since become overgrown with natural vegetation and trees and was actually in danger of being torn down. It's now owned by NYC and maintained as an incredibly beautiful public park where visitors can literally walk above the bustling streets on the west side of the city.

October 16, 2012

How to Print Instagrams & A Prinstagram Giveaway


***Update: This giveaway has ended, find the lucky winner at the bottom of the post. Stay tuned for future giveaways right here at 17 Apart! *** 

Here's the story of how we created a little wall nook gallery from some of our favorite Instagram prints. We've also got a giveaway from the fine folks at Printstagram, the awesome printing site we used to print our own Instagram photos — find all the details at the bottom of this post after we show you what we did with our prints!

October 15, 2012

Weekend Basics


This weekend was spent cooking, packing, driving and touring — in that order. We even had room to squeeze in one little home project which we've got a little teaser for below.

October 13, 2012

A Few Things...


We are really feeling the spirit of fall and Halloween around the neighborhood as we get closer to Halloween — the decorations are coming out, and in full force...

October 12, 2012

Faces in the Bathroom


October 10, 2012

How To: DIY Stump Table


You guys, we made a table from a slice of tree stump, no joke! We mentioned tackling a DIY project we were pretty excited about weekend before last — well we finally got it finished and this is it. Here's the whole (very long) story of how this all came about and step by step instructions of exactly how it went down in the event you want to tackle making one of your own!

October 9, 2012

Virginia Farm Bureau at the Virginia State Fair


Last week Mary and I had the chance to visit the Virginia State Fair. Neither of us had been in years. It has probably been about 16 years since I've been, and Mary remembers going as a child with her family every year the fair came around.

October 8, 2012

Weekend Basics


Saturday we got up early and hit the streets for a walk with Basil. We've enjoyed getting up just before 8am on Saturdays to walk Basil throughout the fan — it seems like the neighborhood is still asleep, the birds are loud and lately we've been hitting lots of little yard sales that pop up here and there throughout the streets.

October 5, 2012

Quotes From the Inbox

Subject: Two Sevens and Three

"You probably already know this, but I recall a French "rule" for the maximum age difference for lovers — as noted by the writer of one of those books about life in the french countryside (1980s?):  it was as I recall:  "two sevens and three" — 17 years apart is OK by the French, apparently."

We'll take it! And as the French might say, Merci Beaucoup — Tim & Mary

October 4, 2012

Easing Into Fall Decorating


We're easing into fall slowly this year. That being said, I couldn't help but pick up a handful of baby pumpkins to scatter across the house on our last trip to the grocery store.

October 3, 2012

Our Best Mad Men Style


Saturday night we had plans to go to one of Tim's best friend's 50th birthday party. Since the birthday boy was born in 1962, the invite requested we all dress up in our finest 1960's party attire. Being big Mad Men fans, we jumped at the chance to take it more in the direction of "Don & Megan" vs. the hippie vibe.

October 2, 2012

Basil's Victory


You guys, we all knew it was a matter of time before it happened...

October 1, 2012

Weekend Basics


So we went to Lowe's yesterday and saw Christmas trees up (not decorated but in the process of being up), can anyone else believe it's already October? Yeah, us either. We packed in the last weekend of September with lots of little and big projects, and even had time to get all dressed up for a change...
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