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Dear Studio 54 – your legend pales in my shadow.

I had planned to do at least twenty blog posts leading up to Halloween.
Maybe twenty-five, if I could find the time– I have that much to say about it.

That didn’t work out at all, but at least I can show you my Halloween porch.

Decorating our Victorian porch for Halloween… I used mason jars with tea lights and made a DISCO chandelier.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Front Porch. Epilogue.

Has anyone seen my concentration?
I’ve been trying to finish this post for three days, but my brain keeps wandering off…  The kind of stealth abandonment where it sneaks away, unsupervised and unnoticed.

Squandering your thoughts on the consideration of things that are clearly a total waste of time.  And yet seem entirely necessary.

For example:
A Pinterest board dedicated to why Karl Lagerfeld is insane.  Which would also be a Pinterest board dedicated to why Karl Lagerfeld is awesome.

Wrap around Victorian front porch

In comparison, the final Front Porch post is boring. But that’s what you’re getting.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Front Porch – Part 3 of 3. Where we sand and stain the floor. But first try to kill each other.

The most exciting part of this front porch project?  When we actually PAID someone to do work.  It goes against everything Paul stands for… but sanding a floor is the one task he’ll allow someone else to do.

If you’re wondering what it’s like?  To pay someone?  It’s unbelievably awesome.

DIY Victorian front porch restoration

I left to go to the farmer’s market and the library and an estate sale.  Because when you pay someone else to do work, you can leave your house… and when you come home it’s magically finished! Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.