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ALL OF ME

You know the feeling – you forget a birthday, or a wedding gift, or to acknowledge the birth of a baby – – or in this case – to keep up with your blog followers – and the MORE time passes – the HARDER it is to go back – to give the belated Birthday… Read More ALL OF ME

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MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE BUCKET LIST

I LOVE OLD HOUSES. love them with all my heart. and when I am scoping out homes online, my head is always turned when I see a beautiful old home. The character, the charm, the history…and the quality of workmanship are difficult if not impossible to replicate on todays budgets. are old houses easy? no… Read More MY OLD COUNTRY HOUSE BUCKET LIST

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WEEKEND MAKEOVER – A NEW/OLD MUDROOM

Back in the saddle again!!! Last weekend – I did a spontaneous makeover – and by that I mean that I mean the decision was made at 10 AM and the work started at noon – to make over our somewhat grungy back porch into a mud room. AND by MUDROOM – I mean a… Read More WEEKEND MAKEOVER – A NEW/OLD MUDROOM

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WE SAY TO FAREWELL SUMMER

This time last year – I was moving my only daughter into her Freshman College dorm room. I can remember every inch of that day. The out-of-body feeling – letting her go –  joyful and pushing down the lump in my throat. Making sure to save my tears for the car. Knowing things would never… Read More WE SAY TO FAREWELL SUMMER

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COMING SOON – ALL NEW – LESLIDEVITO.COM – BIG SALE!

MY NEW PAINTING WEBSITE leslidevito.com GOES LIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2017 COME HELL OR HIGH WATER – WHETHER I HAVE ONE AVAILABLE PAINTING OR 20 THE WEBSITE WILL OPEN 9/1/17!!! The OLD leslidevito.com site will go down AUGUST 23 and from TODAY until August 23 – all AVAILABLE paintings *** ALL PRICES HAVE BEEN REDUCED 20% … Read More COMING SOON – ALL NEW – LESLIDEVITO.COM – BIG SALE!

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CHARLOTTESVILLE. MY HOME. MY HEART.

I started this post Sunday. But I kept feeling like how I felt, WHAT I felt – was too BIG for this Blog – maybe just too much. Or maybe the blog was not the place – would my words be redundant?…unproductive…and then… I just stopped THINKING so hard. ************** CHARLOTTESVILLE has been my home… Read More CHARLOTTESVILLE. MY HOME. MY HEART.

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I’M STILL HERE !

Greetings! I am still here – just not HERE~ It appears that I have been hijacked by non other than an 8 pound teddy bear!   SHE HAS ROBBED ME OF SLEEP AND MY HEART AND I am a willing accomplice in all her shenanigans. ““““““““““““““““““ We are traveling this week. Our one and only… Read More I’M STILL HERE !

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MY VERY FIRST PIECE OF FURNITURE

 When asked “What would you take from your house in case of a FIRE?” – I have always replied – “My Loved ones and My photos” This is still true BUT if I could also take ONE PIECE of furniture – it would be, without question – my Round Oak Coffee -Table. WHY you ask?… Read More MY VERY FIRST PIECE OF FURNITURE

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WE STILL LOVE PALE GRAY!!!!

“Is it GRAY or GREY?”  This is one of the most commonly asked questions regarding common spelling mistakes! The answer is :  if you are American it is likely you spell it “GRAY”…..AND  “GREY” is used in Great Britain and areas that use UK English. Both are correct and both are Beautiful. AND BOTH ARE STILL… Read More WE STILL LOVE PALE GRAY!!!!

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“DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF”… “JUST LET GO”…. “LIFE IS SHORT” – AND OTHER BRILLIANT ADVICE I WISH I HAD LISTENED TO

Recently, on vacation in Maine, we were sitting around the table playing cards and talking about funny things the kids did when they were little. My almost 21 year old son just casually mentioned  that one of his WORST childhood memories was how upset I got when he wrote on the refrigerator — and through… Read More “DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF”… “JUST LET GO”…. “LIFE IS SHORT” – AND OTHER BRILLIANT ADVICE I WISH I HAD LISTENED TO

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