• favorite things – 2020

    November 18, 2020 by

    Rather than creating a bunch of gift guides this year, I thought I would be more like Oprah (minus the whole holiday show where you get the free things – but man that would be FUN) and list my favorite buys and finds from this year. There’s something for just about everyone and at every… Read more

  • a giant peg board & now finished garage

    September 22, 2020 by

    True story – I would have to get out of the car before Andrew pulled into his side of the garage because the space was so tight you couldn’t open the car door. When we first moved into our house the garage was the last thing we thought about. We just threw things up on… Read more

  • laundry room plans (& mood board)

    August 18, 2020 by

    If you’ve been following us, you know that we are not DIYers and we don’t pretend to be either. It comes with good reason. We bought our house ten years ago, tried all of that in year one and two and soon realized that it was SO much easier for us to save up and… Read more

  • almost friday

    March 5, 2020 by

    It’s been awhile since I’ve done one these! I didn’t mean to take the entire month of February off – things just happened and time got away from me. Here is what we have been working on… We spent February working on the bookshelves in the family room and figuring out the living room and… Read more

  • a simple trick that will save your rugs

    March 3, 2020 by

    We bought the wool plaid area rug in our family room last year and it was E X P E N S I V E. As should be, it’s a high quality wool from New Zealand. One of my design professors would have said it came from ‘happy’ sheep. Wool rugs are great for your… Read more

  • bookshelves reno

    March 1, 2020 by

    Sometimes you just have to work with what you have. A lesson I’ve learned over and over with our house. As you may know our house was not pretty when we bought it. It was in okay shape – the bones were good, but it really needed a massive overhaul cosmetically, on top of things… Read more

  • almost friday

    January 30, 2020 by

    Have you watched the goop lab on Netflix yet? I watched it last weekend and loved it. As someone who works in healthcare, I love seeing alternate ways people are seeking care and treatment for what is happening to them. I also loved that they had the expert paired with the researcher. It definitely helps… Read more

  • all the paint colors in our house

    January 29, 2020 by

    I will be completely honest with you. This post is more for me than anyone. I am notorious for not remembering the paint colors in our house and when I’m asked for a name of a paint color that we used I usually have to run downstairs and search through the dozens of a paint… Read more

  • a round-up of all things valentines

    January 27, 2020 by

    I love all the red, pink and heart things that make up Valentine’s Day. Below is a fun round up of decorations, things to wear to help celebrate, cards and gifts for loved ones or your best gal pals. (I personally love the pink pencils with Lizzo quotes on them.)

  • almost friday

    January 23, 2020 by

    Our replacement slip cover for the pink couch arrived this week and guess what? — it doesn’t match the couch cushions now! Even though it’s supposed to be the same fabric, it definitely was not cut from the same batch and now we have a two-toned couch. I have been working with this company since… Read more

  • chicken minestrone

    January 22, 2020 by

    This soup is half minestrone, half chicken noodle and 100 percent a crowd pleaser. The light tomato broth with all of the veggies, beans, noodles and chicken will definitely become one of your go-to meals. It’s simple and easy to make – you basically throw things in a pot, which is my favorite kind of… Read more

  • living room update

    January 21, 2020 by

    WE ARE MAKING P R O G R E S S! Feels good to say that! Last week we … ordered this couch (WHAT? You actually made up your mind?) met with our wood friend, Jim to get the new baseboards going (and some extra work on the bookshelves in the family room) picked out… Read more

  • almost friday: the first one of 2020

    January 16, 2020 by

    Hope you all had happy holidays! We spent a lot of it bundled up in the house, relaxing and also talking about what we want to do to the house this year. I think this is the year of the scary basement if all goes as planned! I was driving home from work one day… Read more

  • fun doormats from etsy

    January 15, 2020 by

    I like a doormat that talks. I think it definitely lets others know what type of house (and humor) they are walking into and Etsy has some really fun ones. Plus you are supporting a small business or a maker when you buy from them. Below is a round up of fun doormats for every… Read more

  • 2020 projects

    January 14, 2020 by

    Consider this list the equivalent of our New Year’s resolution for house projects. These are the things we are hoping to accomplish in 2020, but should we fail we will not hold ourselves accountable – much like any resolution we’ve ever made (ha!)! Living Room: Get the room D O N E! It’s been almost… Read more

  • almost friday

    December 12, 2019 by

    Have you been watching Making It on NBC? Last night was the finale and I cannot get over how creative and talented some people are in this world. Also, I love that they played all the episodes in two weeks. I feel like it was cable’s version of Netflix. Speaking of crafting, I read this… Read more

  • ten christmas cookies everyone will love

    December 10, 2019 by

    This weekend we are planning to spend our entire Saturday baking for our friends, neighbors and co-workers. Nothing says I love you more than a giant pile of cookies (well, cash is nice too, but cookies come from the heart [right?]). Here are ten cookies that everyone will be sure to enjoy, fit everyone’s tastebuds… Read more

  • almost friday

    December 5, 2019 by

    Everyone’s holiday decor on Instagram is so gorgeous right now. I feel like the garland game is strong this year with really big displays of it and I am loving every moment of it! Here are few other things that I am also loving: 16 personalities I know everyone still loves the enneagram, but I… Read more

  • gift guides: stocking stuffers

    December 3, 2019 by

    Is it just me or do you find yourself spending just as much on stocking stuffers as you do on gifts? It can get so expensive to fill that little sock! Because of that, I have two rules of thought when it comes to stockings – is it practical and does it take up space… Read more

  • black friday picks

    November 28, 2019 by
  • trimming the tree

    November 26, 2019 by

    I love to decorate our Christmas tree. We usually have two in our house, a pretty one in the living room and one that is a little more fun in the family room. An easy way to help your tree look full is to add garland. I have a ton of options in our Christmas… Read more

  • brussels sprout bake

    November 25, 2019 by

    Looking for something that tastes like stuffing, but doesn’t have the calories of stuffing for Thanksgiving? This Brussels sprout bake is a close second! Don’t like the taste of Brussels sprouts? Don’t worry, boiling them slightly (like you do in this recipe) will minimize that cabbage flavor – a trick I learned while working with… Read more

  • almost friday: the dried orange fiasco

    November 21, 2019 by

    Anyone else feel like they are in a weird limbo between Thanksgiving and Christmas? I’m not sure which one I should be looking forward to celebrating – or honestly, at times I completely forget that we still have to celebrate Thanksgiving. I blame it all of the Christmas decorations that are currently up in our… Read more

  • gift guides: for the home

    November 20, 2019 by

    Whether you need a hostess gift, a gift for a homebody or maybe just a gift for your own home, we’ve got you covered. We picked out everything from the pretty little things to help you style a bookshelf to classic games that can be played by the entire family – all the things that… Read more

  • gift guides: for her

    November 19, 2019 by

    I come from a family of all girls so I definitely am well versed in picking things out for a variety of ages, tastes and styles. My mom is typically the, “I don’t want anything,” which is code for IMPOSSIBLE, where as my sisters are the “I don’t know what I want” so you just… Read more

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