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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!


One way or another, you’ve stumbled upon my little blog here. What’s it about? Well, the header up there pretty much sums it all up. This isn’t strictly a fashion blog or a food blog or a home design blog. It’s a little bit of everything. The name came about because I actually lack a […]

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Hollie - So awesome!!!! It looks great! and I can’t wait to see more…