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chris carleton
Columbus, OH
Interests: home design, decor, sewing, vintage finds, yoga, wine, coffee, books, sleeping in, staying up late reading, bike rides on Edith the Electra, Phoebe the Minigoldendoodle, my little people, my main guy, life is good
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Halloween is one of those excuses to have a little goofy fun with your decor. It doesn't have to be jack-o-lanterns and severed heads or anything, just a little off-center. This year I decided my inspiration would be more 'Disney's... Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2017 at Carleton Cottage
Thank you, Sarah! Someday I am going to make it up to that party shed! xo ~chris
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2017 on Our Patio Must-Haves at Carleton Cottage
Erin, please do! xo ~chris
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2017 on Our Patio Must-Haves at Carleton Cottage
Thank you, Barb! ... Good grief, this season has been brutal! xo
Toggle Commented Sep 25, 2017 on Our Patio Must-Haves at Carleton Cottage
Thank you, Beki! It just needs YOU here!
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2017 on Our Patio Must-Haves at Carleton Cottage
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There is something pretty awesome about a functional outdoor living space. One of the things we loved most about our house when we bought it was the courtyard between the house and the garage. It is not very large, but... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2017 at Carleton Cottage
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When I was posting Izzy's elephant room update, I shared a trick on my instastory that apparently isn't as universally known as I thought: the masking tape wall-hanging cheat. Well, here you go, in all of it's that-totally-makes-sense-face-palming glory. Because... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2017 at Carleton Cottage
MALINDA On Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 2:23 PM Chris pinkpicketfence@gmail.com wrote: Melinda, me too. ME TOO. xo, CC
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2017 on { the elephant room } at Carleton Cottage
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Last summer, whilst the middle one was away at camp, I completely made over her bedroom. Top to bottom, I painted everything, including all of the trim (window sashes and doors, casings, etc), which had been a disgusting dark tan... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2017 at Carleton Cottage
kc Michelle: I would love for you to visit again! Xo ~chris
Toggle Commented May 21, 2017 on { Porching it } at Carleton Cottage
Beki... You simply must come back. We could have more adventures with Edith, too! xo Chris
Toggle Commented May 21, 2017 on { Porching it } at Carleton Cottage
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One of my favorite things about our house when we bought it three (?!) years ago was that it had a screened-in porch. Porches take me back to my childhood. When you grow up with all four seasons and you... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2017 at Carleton Cottage
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Right now my Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram feeds are chock full of despair and hatred. The 2016 Presidential Race will go down as one of the most emotionally driven in history. Everyone in my pretty little town is tired, stressed... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Carleton Cottage
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There is a good chance if you stand still in my house for too long, I will paint you. It's no secret that paint is the easiest and cheapest way to transform a room. But I also happen to LOVE... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2014 at Carleton Cottage
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I am experiencing a full-fledged mix of emotions these days, friends. We are in our new-to-us-old-home, in our new town. Our charming neighborhood has welcomed us and embraced us with open arms. This summer has been cool enough to throw... Continue reading
Posted Aug 1, 2014 at Carleton Cottage
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moving. packing. pre-K graduation. houseguests. awards assemblies. HS graduation. family beach trip. temporary housing. softball double header wednesday nights. dance recital prep. That's our May and early June. And everyone I know seems to be in the same kind of... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at Carleton Cottage
I'm feeling a little like I am able to breathe these days. We had someone make an offer on our house. We are in contract on a new home. Questions are getting answered and grey areas are coming to light.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Carleton Cottage
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The girls are having fun dreaming about their new bedrooms. The currently share a room with bunkbeds. It's pretty and pink and yellow. There are remnants of Fidget's nursery as well as my littlest's. I combined the two as well... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2014 at Carleton Cottage
Oh, Kriste, you have totally underestimated the mess in this house. ALWAYS REMEMBER THE CROP. :)
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2014 on the biggest little makeover at Carleton Cottage
Columbus, Michelle! And thank you!! xoxoxo
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2014 on the biggest little makeover at Carleton Cottage
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People who have been to my house in the past 10 years are quite familiar with our laundry room. Everyone uses it. It's pretty much the anti-foyer. We do have a lovely proper front door and entry. However, if people... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at Carleton Cottage
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In December 2012, my husband accepted a new position with his company. With it came the agreement to move to Columbus, Ohio. With our oldest still in high school, the company graciously allowed us to remain in Kansas City until... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at Carleton Cottage
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Remember how I used to have an etsy shop? You don't? I don't blame you. It was eons ago. Never you mind. I've decided I need to shoo away the dust bunnies and open the windows, wipe off the cobwebs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2013 at Carleton Cottage
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Have you heard about it yet? Stitch Fix? It's the online service I've been waiting for all my life because, well, I hate shopping. I don't have time. And I don't like the mall. Or the lighting in dressing rooms.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 7, 2013 at Carleton Cottage
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It's been nagging at me, my last post. I think what I meant to say is... I wish there were some kind of sign I could hang so people understand that it's me, not them. I have screwed up playdates... Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2013 at Carleton Cottage
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