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Dinner: A Love Story – The Book

One of my favorite blogs is Dinner: A Love Story. I love reading about their adventures in cooking for their family of four. Plus, their daughters are voracious readers, just like my son Jack is & so I love discovering both new & old book titles through them as well as just hearing their reading […]

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Hollie - I love their blog & cookbook too! Can’t wait for the next one…

April - Aren’t they both great? I think I’m way more excited than I should be for a cookbook ;)

Hollie - Well I read cookbooks like others read novels. I love them!


I signed up for Birchbox last month & juuuust missed the deadline for getting that month’s shipment. I waited patiently (not really) until I received this month’s shipment & I couldn’t be happier. If you haven’t heard of Birchbox, how it works is, you sign up, pay $10 each month & receive a box of […]

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Gail - Oooh…how fun is THAT?!!! Leave it to you to pull off mint polish!

April - Oh Gail, you could totally pull off mint polish!

Lemon Crush » a study in CONTRASTS - […] Polish – Color Club in Age of Aquarius (I received this in my Birchbox sample box that I blogged about in April) Posted in beauty, clothes, jewelry, makeup, nails, shoes, style « Brown Paper […]

The Punch Brothers

I stumbled across this video of The Punch Brothers covering “Just What I Needed” by The Cars on the AV Club Undercover series & thought it was too good not to share. The original is one of my all-time favorite songs & this reinterpretation is pretty fantastic.   Punch Brothers cover The Cars

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My House – From the Outside in

I love old houses. Love, love, love, love, love them. So when it came time to move to Indiana, it was a no-brainer that we’d look for an old house with lots of character. After all, the house we were moving out of had been built in 1849 & we loved every soft-edged corner of […]

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Carol Fitch - BEAUTIFUL! How cool is it that they gave you the photos and documents! I can”t wait to see the inside!

Stephanie O'Connor - Can’t wait to go inside!

Hollie - I can still see the light fixture in pink neon!

Gail - You know me…I always LOVE learning more about your house! Eeek! Bring on the interiors!

amanda - So, i found your blog through Gail’s blog…and now I might just be stalking you! I LOVE your house (and style). We renovated a 1920’s house and now live in the city. I’m with you though, love old houses and love the history! Can’t wait to see more!!

Johne596 - Awesome article post.Thanks Again. Much obliged. keabceecaebe

About Me

I bet you’re wondering who’s behind all of this? Totally logical question. I’m April Cochran-Smith & I’ll be your guide here. I live in a Victorian farmhouse built by a US Senator in 1880, my favorite band is The White Stripes & I’m a sucker for a cute dress. Want more? Ok, I’m married to […]

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Gail - YEAHHHHH for starting this new venture, April! SO proud of you!