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Catherine is a CPA-turned-creative entrepreneur. She is the founder of Beginning in the Middle. an interior designer, photographer, writer, and business schemer.  She loves being cozy at home, miniature everything, and has a not-so-secret dream of living on an island one day.
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It’s Fall Y’all


fallbanner30daysblogI know I jumped the gun a few weeks ago when I posted a pumpkin smoothie recipe while it was technically still summer, but what can I say, I just couldn’t contain my excitement for this wonderful season to finally be here.  This is our first fall as homeowners – and our first fall with a real front porch – so you can only imagine how ecstatic I was on the official first day of fall last weekend.  The day wouldn’t have been complete without a visit to a local farm for some autumnal goodies.  It may or may not have also included experimenting with some homemade pumpkin spice donuts.

For this year’s porch, we chose to stick to the basics:  a bail of hay, a few gourds, a mini-scarecrow, a used bushel basket, some mums, and a pumpkin.  We also borrowed an antique-looking crate from our living room, which completed the rustic/natural look we were going for.  I was scared that our new blue door might not look with fall décor, but I’m digging it.

What do you think of what we’ve done so far?  Have you added fall touches to your home yet?

Porch 1

Porch 2

IMG_2507 IMG_2515(Note: The super cute “Happy Fall Y’All” banner at the top of this post is available for free here, or you can just click on the photo and it will take you there.)

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Catherine & Bryan Williamson moved from NYC to Columbus, OH in 2013.  Beginning in the Middle is a journal of the couple's design and renovation projects, real estate investment and Airbnb hosting journey, travel, and other life happenings.



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I grew up in New Jersey and always had a dream of living in New York.  There was something about the energy of the city that drew me inOur journey started unexpectedly in 2012, when we decided to make a big move from New York to Columbus. The glamour of climbing the corporate ladder was wearing off, and we knew that renting an expensive small apartment and dealing with crowded subways everyday was not going to work forever. We wanted to start creating something for ourselves, and although we didn’t know exactly what that something was, we knew NYC wasn’t the place for it.

We decided on Columbus because Bryan grew up here, and we were intrigued by all of the development going on in the downtown area at the time. We drove through many of the neighborhoods and admired the boarded up old houses, most of which were built in the early 1900s, and started dreaming about the things we could do here.

I'm Catherine, and I'm the founder of Beginning in the Middle.

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