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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 …

How to Paint a Door – 31 Days of Color with Valspar + Ace

How to Paint a Door – 31 Days of Color with Valspar + Ace

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A little over a year ago when we moved into our current home, I shared a long to-do list of things we wanted to do to make our little house feel like ours while we’re living here. (To remind you, we’re hoping to stay put right here until we’re ready to buy or build a home of our …

The Flea Market Fixer Challenge with Valspar

The Flea Market Fixer Challenge with Valspar

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Loving a Coffee Cart

Loving a Coffee Cart

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As I sit down to write this post, I’m thinking long and hard this morning about how much I hate complaining about the cold. I try really hard not to do it, because obviously my complaining is not going to make it any better. Whining doesn’t miraculously make spring arrive! That said, when I woke up a few hours ago, the real temperature was -25° with a windchill right around -40°. I promptly rolled myself into a blanket burrito and …

Bunk Room Love

Bunk Room Love

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We’re taking a little break from all things Valentine’s Day this morning to discuss a different kind of love. Specifically, we’re talking about my longtime love for an awesome bunk room. What is it about built-in bunk beds that just incites such utter glee for me? I know that when I dream of one day building or renovating a house, there are corresponding dreams of bunks for sure. It’s such an efficient use of space, but when done right (think …

6 Ways to Cozy Up for Fall

6 Ways to Cozy Up for Fall

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At this point I think it’s pretty undeniable that fall has arrived. I can give up the game of saying it’s “late summer,” because although technically true it feels nothing like summer here this week. The leaves are starting ever so subtly to stain red and orange. The wind has a crisp edge even on warm days. This morning it was outright chilly when we woke up! So naturally today, after a busy weekend of travel and hanging out with …

Our Dining Room Makeover Inspiration

Our Dining Room Makeover Inspiration

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The summer months have been crazy busy for us and with that craziness many (ok, most) of the projects on our home centric to-do list have been pushed to the back burner. By far the room that has been most neglected is our dining room. It’s a big room with loads of natural light and it’s also the first room you enter when you walk in our front door so having it look a fright still stacked high with boxes …

Loving Tiny Houses

Loving Tiny Houses

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Have you guys had a chance to watch Tiny on Netflix yet? B and I watched it this week and we’re seriously feeling so inspired as we think about someday building a house of our own. Tiny is a documentary that follows a couple as they build the teeniest of tiny little houses (about 130 square feet) and features tiny home dwellers from around the world. The so-called tiny house movement is pretty amazing when you think about it. People …

Pretty Watercolor Prints from Kelly Ventura

Pretty Watercolor Prints from Kelly Ventura

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Over the last five or six years I’ve become a pretty avid art print collector. Letterpress prints in particular are my favorite, but lately I’ve also been trying to expand into picking up a few photographic prints, illustrations and watercolors, too. These watercolor prints from Kelly Ventura are seriously calling my name at the moment! They’re just so pretty and the bright, summery colors makes them just feel incredibly happy. You can probably already guess that this ice cream print …

At Home: Snippets from the Moving Diaries

At Home: Snippets from the Moving Diaries

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With a few hiccups last week, progress in the painting department has slowed dramatically around here. I’m definitely anxious to start knocking things off the to-do list left and right, but in the meantime we’re officially in limbo land. I’ve got a busy month coming up with projects and work-related obligations, so I’m feeling the itch to get the house feeling much more comfortable before all of that happens. Also, as of April 1 I’ll be in the new studio when …

Three Old Kitchen Things

Three Old Kitchen Things

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Guys. I have paint in my hair. Primer under my finger nails. And a bit of project regret lingering in my gut. Ugh. So dramatic. But seriously, I have spent hours this week with paint brush and roller in hand. I’ve been tackling the living room in our new place, from walls to ceilings to trim. Literally everything needed paint. The walls had endless holes and dents that had to be patched and sanded, and numerous stains to be scrubbed …