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We had the perfect day for a girls road trip to Columbus for the County Living magazine fair. The advertising for the fair said it would be like walking through the pages of Country Living magazine, and they were right.

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I loved this refinished table and chairs. painted in brick red, distressed and the chair seats were covered in toile {heart}.

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This is the centerpiece that was on the table. I really and truly love autumn colors, but there is no way I could recreate this look. {sigh}

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OK. I really and truly love pumpkins. Look at this pile of pumpkin goodness. The addition of the mums just makes it better.

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A patchwork chair. Need I say more?

clquilts

Quilts were displayed EVERYWHERE, in every color, shape, and size imaginable and they were gorgeous.

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Loved this set, each chair was painted a different color.

clpillowsIt was nice to see some contemporary fabric mixed in with the country look. I love  this chair. Love the combo of fabric and nailhead trim.

The weather was gorgeous and the fair was fun, though REALLY crowded. Loved spending the days with the girls and I would love to go again next year, and maybe spend the weekend in Columbus.

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23 years ago today my son Gavin was born. It is hard to believe that so much time has flown by. He has been a joy to me every minute he has been a part of my life.

The hardest part of parenting is letting them leave the nest. Gavin recently got his own apartment, and the house doesn’t seem the same without him.

He is really an incredible person:  funny, generous, smart and independent. He has marched to the beat of his own drum since he was a little boy, and I love that about him.

Happy birthday. I love you.