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The Family Room Sectional was our best choice yet

In our last house, the living room was open to the kitchen. It was our main hang-out space for hosting parties, hanging out with the kids and watching tv. If you’ve been reading the blog for a while, you’ll likely remember the shingled fireplace and tufted chesterfield sofa that lived in that room. The new house […]

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The best indoor plants to bring green into your home

Hang out for long with me and you’ll find I have a deep affection for fresh greenery. Ferns, trees, herbs, little plants whose names I don’t know – I’m in to all of them. I would even venture to say a room is not complete without something living and green. One of the most asked questions […]

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Discover your style + decorate with confidence

I truly love decorating. The act of taking a space and infusing it with personal style, putting order to something haphazard, making functional and aesthetic improvements to a space, this is one of my most favorite things to do. And based on the online conversations we’ve had over the years, on the comments and interest you’ve […]

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Coffee Chat Episode 15 | in the new kitchen

Grab a cup of coffee and let’s chat! Today we’re in our newly made-over kitchen. I posted the full reveal with lots of before and after photos (read that here) and your comments were so fun to read through! Many questions were asked on repeat, so in today’s video, I thought it would be fun […]

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Kitchen Mini Makeover REVEAL

Our original plan for our kitchen was to live with it the way it was for a year or two before we did a full remodel. But on our first night in the new house, we just couldn’t help ourselves and a mini kitchen remodel began. We decided that since we spend so much time in the […]

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The finished studio!

One of the things that made us fall in love with this house (beside the property, the location, the front porch, our instant vision for updates), was the unfinished space above the garage. Since both Ryan and I work from home, having a dedicated office space that is larger than our previous one (see it here) […]

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Coffee Chat Episode 14

Welcome to the first Coffee Chat of the new year! The purpose behind a Coffee Chats is to pretend like we’re old friends chatting and sharing coffee. These are the types of things we might discuss. If you’re new to these videos, know this: I literally write a few notes about topics, press record on the […]

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5 instagram accounts that have me super inspired

From time to time I am asked where I get inspiration from. Well, nature, is always and forever first. Second is some weird mix of imagination/creative ability that comes out either when I’m a. in a crunch for time or b. when I’m laying in bed or driving alone in a silent car. A more tangible answer, […]

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get a CLEAN start with a free Mrs. Meyers gift set

The kids are back at school today which is slightly bittersweet. Of course we love them being home and celebrating the holidays together. We love the sleeping in and lazy days, the game playing and game watching. But you know what having four kids at home all day does to a kitchen? It keeps it […]

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The Best of JDC in 2016

With the start of a new year, it gives us a chance to look back at the previous 365 days. I love going through old posts and remembering what happened throughout the year.  So here are the highlights and favorite posts from 2016: JANUARY The year started with an impromptu video house tour. This was […]

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A little peek at our house this Christmas

I hope you had a lovely Christmas! We have spent the past two days doing absolutely nothing and it feels amazing. Especially after the weeks of non-stop work on the house to get it ready for hosting. Whew! It was a marathon that turned into a sprint on those final few days. Thankfully, my mom […]

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18 last-minute gift ideas

We just have a few days until Christmas! How are you feeling? Are you ready? Stressed out? Savoring the music and trees and twinkling lights? Perhaps you’re like me and are still finishing up the gift-buying. No shame here. We have become almost 100% online shoppers and since most of the shipping deadlines have passed, the […]

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