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Thursday August 14th, 2014

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A Tobacco Curing Barn Turned Writing Studio

In the thirty years that Margaret Sartor and Alex Harris have lived on this property in Durham, North Carolina, this early 20th century tobacco curing barn has been used for a number of purposes most notably as a children’s playhouse. But now that the children are grown, Margaret decided to use the barn space to create the…

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Monday March 3rd, 2014

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Monday November 5th, 2012

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Sneak Peek: Si of French by Design

Nearly four years ago, Si Mazouz and her husband relocated from Provence in the south of France to Charlotte, North Carolina (with a year stint in Morocco in between). As a result of the move, Si quit her communications/marketing job in France, and when they arrived in North Carolina, she decided to channel her energies…

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Friday August 17th, 2012

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behind the scenes: ashley english

Ashley English just released her new book, A Year of Pies. There’s hardly a homesteading topic this lady hasn’t covered — everything from Home Dairy and Keeping Chickens to our own Small Measures column where she’s written about Homemade Sunburn Soothers and Edible Wildflowers. So we thought we’d end the week by paying her a little visit in…

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Monday February 6th, 2012

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sneak peek: amanda wright of wit & whistle

Amanda Wright and her husband, Daniel, have lived in this home in Cary, North Carolina, for nearly four years. Though the house is flanked by two cities and several highways, the huge windows in the great room provide panoramic views of the forest behind, giving the home a secluded mountain hideaway feel. In decorating the…

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Monday January 16th, 2012

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sneak peek: leslie kraemer + phillip atchison

Six years ago, Leslie Kraemer and Phillip Atchison moved into this 1930s brick bungalow in the Plaza Midwood neighborhood of Charlotte, North Carolina. After living there for three years, the couple renovated the house, adding an open, light-filled space onto the back of the house. Leslie has a fondness for midcentury modern and loves to…

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Tuesday June 16th, 2009