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I’m Caron Robinson and I am so glad you stopped by! This is my personal blog. I hope that you find something here that inspires you.

I love to thrift! I can honestly say that I have been thrifting for as long as I can remember.  You see, my mother was a thrifter, so I guess you could say I got it from her.

Thrifting is a way of life for me. I love the thrill of a good thrift find! Hunting through flea markets, yard sales and thrift stores gives me such a rush!

I am not an interior designer, but I really like home d├ęcor.  My current aesthetic is traditional laced with modern farmhouse, if that can be considered a style.

I also like to paint furniture and other home accessories. I am a huge fan of chalk paint.

Another passion of mine is collecting blue and white ceramic home accessories. You’ll find a little blue and white in every room of my home. I am obsessed!

I currently reside in the New England area, but I am a Philadelphia girl at heart.  So you might find that my blog is sprinkled with Philly references, like cheesesteaks, hoagies, rowhomes and the Liberty Bell.

I want to use my blog to write about things I love and to inspire others to love the things they have.

Thank you for visiting Life on Greenwood!

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