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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 …

At Home: Our New [Rental] House

At Home: Our New [Rental] House

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Last week when I mentioned that we were moving over the weekend, I promised to share photos with you this week. Keep in mind, these photos are very much “before” photos, for sure. We have a lot of plans for updating the space and making it our own (many of which revolve around paint and other similar budget-friendly upgrades), all of which I want to share with you as we move along. This week I’ve been focusing on trying to …

Guess What? We’re Moving!

Guess What? We’re Moving!

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Guys. We’re moving! If you’re keeping track, this will mark my 12th move in 7 years. Can I tell you how much it pains me to write that? It has gotten a bit absurd. But add together a couple of careers changes, three relocations between cities and a handful of major life overhauls in the time since I finished graduate school in 2007, and well, I guess that’s how it goes. So anyway. Back to the point of this post! …

DIY IKEA Rast Hack

DIY IKEA Rast Hack

An alternate title for this post could quite appropriately be, “What I Did Over the Holiday Break.” Remember a few months back when I was sharing the latest on the homefront with regards to our master bedroom? Welp, you can safely classify that project under works in progress. One of the biggest stumbling blocks has been finding the right bedside tables. Our bed is quite tall with a rather massive headboard. Our room is relatively small and needing for storage …

The Sweetest Home: An Update On The Boys Room

The Sweetest Home: An Update On The Boys Room

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I wanted to share a quick little update today on our progress in the boys’ room! (You can check out the empty space in this apartment tour post.) My goal for the room has always been to make it a super cool space that the little guys love to call their own. But we’re talking pre-teens here, so if …

Fall Essentials: My Home Decorating Wish List

Fall Essentials: My Home Decorating Wish List

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This fall, perhaps more than any other, I find myself with a serious itch to spend time decorating and sprucing up things at home. I’ve been working hard to finish the organizing and decorating we set out to do when we moved in (um, yeah, six months ago) so I’ve been on the hunt for the last few furniture pieces and accessories we need to really bring things together. I’ve been using Keep to bookmark all my potential purchases (and …

Get Inspired: Oh Joy’s Studio

Get Inspired: Oh Joy’s Studio

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Have you guys seen Oh Joy’s new studio? Of course you have. It’s about everywhere at the moment. Which I actually kind of love because I’m obsessed with her space. The natural light, white walls, painted floors, exposed brick and punchy bursts of color just make me happy. I honestly can say that it is a space where I would be thrilled to work each day. Considering I’m currently feeling ready to ramp things up and start finishing up my …

The Sweetest Home: The Master Bedroom

The Sweetest Home: The Master Bedroom

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It’s been a bit since I’ve updated you on how things are progressing around our new apartment in the decorating department. Quite simply, that’s because summer has been insane in the best possible way and I still have a laundry list of things I want to tackle before really calling the …

The Sweetest Home: Green Thumbs + Gold Owls

The Sweetest Home: Green Thumbs + Gold Owls

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This past week I deemed it was high time to introduce a few new house plants around our humble abode. Want in on a little secret? I have a total black thumb when it comes to houseplants. Gardening and outdoor plants I can do. Want me to keep cut flowers fresh for weeks? I can do that, too. But houseplants? …

DIY Painted End Tables

DIY Painted End Tables

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A while back when I shared the tour of our new digs, I mentioned having a whole lot of DIY projects to tackle, namely a few furniture makeovers. Recently I took on the task of giving our living room end tables new life. I purchased the pair for $50 on Craigslist a couple of years ago, always intending to paint …

DIY Giant Fringe Monogram

DIY Giant Fringe Monogram

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When thinking about decorating our new place, and in particular the boys’s room, I wanted to come up with some inexpensive DIY decor ideas that would help us fill the space with personality without breaking the bank. (Because, seriously, we already had a lot of pretty big …