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Our Living Room Renovation (Before and After)

Our Living Room Renovation (Before and After)

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I am so excited today to share photos of our living room renovation with you! If you’ve been following along on Snapchat, you know we have countless hours into renovating this room. As a quick recap, when we began we thought there was just a single layer of wallpaper on the walls. As it turns out, there were three. Three very stubborn layers over plaster walls hiding some pretty big cracks. In total we spent the better part of three …

9 Awesome Brass Light Fixtures Under $350

9 Awesome Brass Light Fixtures Under $350

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I mentioned in my renovation update last week (and also multiple times on Snapchat) that we would be looking to swap out the existing light fixture in our dining room sooner rather than later. Frankly, it’s just not our taste so we had always planned to change it at some point, but then we discovered a bare ground wire hanging by a thread and we decided it was going to need to be a higher priority item than we expected. …

Our Old House Renovation (A One Month Update)

Our Old House Renovation (A One Month Update)

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One month ago we went to the bank for a really large check and then drove to an office across town to hand that check over to some people we had never met before. We were really nervous and both felt fairly sick to our stomachs over the whole thing. Turns out, we got a pretty sweet deal though because less than an hour later they handed us two huge rings full of old keys and we became the very emotional, …

How to Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

How to Care for a Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree

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Over the past couple of weeks, my pair of fiddle leafs figs have made a few appearances via social media as I’ve been sharing behind the scenes updates of our renovation (including yesterday on Instagram), yielding several questions on Instagram and Snapchat about how I keep these guys looking so healthy and happy. I’ll openly admit that houseplants and I have a very complicated, mostly failed relationship. It drives me absolutely insane. My maternal grandmother had a prolific assortment of houseplants, the stuff …

Welcome to Our Old House

Welcome to Our Old House

To say that this post today has been a long time in coming would be a complete understatement. On so many levels. To sit down to share these photos and this experience with you is nearly impossible to capture in words. It feels pretty monumental, if I’m perfectly honest. So I’m just going to say it as simply as possible. WE OWN A HOUSE! All caps and probably far more exclamation points are absolutely required. On Monday morning, we woke up …

Dreamy Backyard Inspiration

Dreamy Backyard Inspiration

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[Studio Zerbey]

Now that we’re getting so very close to officially being homeowners, Bob and I can’t stop talking about everything we want to do to the house to really polish her up and make her shine. May in upstate New York is hands down one of the most amazing times of year. Trees start budding, flowers start blooming, lawn mowing becomes the official pastime of homeowners everywhere and the smell of dinner cooking on the grill fills the neighborhood on …

Loving Patterned Cement Tile

Loving Patterned Cement Tile

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This year is the year that after many years of renting, Bob and I are hoping to finally to own our own home. The jury is still out on whether we will design and build that home from the ground up or buy a house, but either way, I have basically been thinking about it constantly for the last several weeks. Maybe it’s the whole having a newborn baby thing and wanting to give her and the big kids (as we …

Baby Emerson’s Nursery

Baby Emerson’s Nursery

At long last, I am so excited to share our baby girl’s nursery tour with you! I really wanted to create a special space for her, one that was modern but still super cozy. It was important to me that it feel playful and whimsical without screaming “baby” in the traditional sense. It took several months to come together and just a few short days before she was born, I finally finished getting the room painted, furnished and styled. I’ll list and link as …

A Mini Home Tour + Tips for Choosing a Paint Color Palette

A Mini Home Tour + Tips for Choosing a Paint Color Palette

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The week between Christmas and New Year’s Day is always one where I start thinking about the year ahead. I think that’s a pretty natural tendency for a lot of us following the craze of the holiday season. To start mulling over resolutions, setting goals, wanting to get organized and in general seeking a sense of renewal as a new year kicks off. …

5 Ways to Use Washi Tape at Home

5 Ways to Use Washi Tape at Home

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Washi tape has become entirely pervasive among the DIY crowd over the last few years and you will never ever catch me complaining about that. I’m a huge advocate of a splash of pretty color and pattern here, there and basically everywhere! That said, I’m particularly crazy about the ingenious ways that crafty people are putting washi tape to work at home. I love that it’s inexpensive, temporary and renter-friendly. Cute Tape is my favorite source for washi tape of all …

Our Mini Master Bedroom Makeover

Our Mini Master Bedroom Makeover

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Friends, I’m excited to share with you a little mini master bedroom makeover that I recently tackled! This room has been on my list since we moved in over a year ago and it has been essentially neglected. This is the opposite of my usual approach. Typically when I move the master bedroom is my first priority, because I always feel that a …

Loving Pretty House Plants

Loving Pretty House Plants

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I’ve lamented time and again about my brown thumb when it comes to houseplants. I just kill them. All of them. It’s completely disgraceful. Especially when you consider that my grandmother was a prolific gardener and always had a house full of plants, a tradition my mother now continues, this inability of mine to keep a plant alive is just ridiculous. When it comes to actual gardening, I have no problem keeping things alive. Move those plants inside and it’s …