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Dreamy Backyard Inspiration

Dreamy Backyard Inspiration

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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 …

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 …