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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 …

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 …