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Christmas in the family room

The halls are officially decked over here. It seems that the older I get and the more full our lives get, the less stuff I want out and around. But I still wanted it to feel Christmas-y … so this is my best effort to make our family room feel like Christmas without a total overhaul. […]

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Making a craft store wreath look fancy

It all started when we moved some things around in the family room. When everything was in place, Ryan and I looked at each other and realized there was no room for the Christmas tree. He came up with the idea to put the tree in the entry – which I liked – but it […]

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My Favorite Pillow Hack

As you well know, I like pillows. Always have, always will. My personal decorating preference is to layer neutral foundation pieces (like a couch or chair) with color and texture (pillows) that can be changed with the season or replaced when trends change (for much less than the cost of replacing a dated couch). The […]

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An Ottoman Makeover

We are making a few changes to the family room to make it feel a little more put together. It is the room we spend the most time in and while we adore the sectional, that is about as far as we’ve come in the room. A new chair and matching ottoman are coming this weekend (can’t […]

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My new light + bright office

  Welcome to my new office! I’m completely in love with this space. To catch you up on why I moved out of the pretty studio space and what I did to make this office much more pleasant to be in, read this post. Now that the room is done and I’ve been using the […]

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office switch-a-roo

So you know that pretty space above the garage that we finished out to use as my studio? Well, we decided to switch things around. This is the current state of my new office: A couple of weeks ago, Ryan threw out the idea of switching offices and I was quick to agree with the […]

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Back Patio Makeover

For just over a year, our back patio has sat unused. When we moved in, there was a large pergola covering the patio that was charming, but not quite right. Besides being bulky and causing the patio to sink in the corners, it also blocked a lot of light into the house. Since we’re surrounded […]

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How I painted our kitchen cabinets

As promised, here is my blog post telling you all my not-so-secret tips for painting kitchen cabinets. This last painting project is the sixth time I’ve done cabinets. The first time was in our first house in the teensiest kitchen you’ve ever seen. I wish I had pictures of that one but it was way […]

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Entry updates for spring

I’m on a total lighten + brighten kick lately and the entry was next to get a quick makeover. (Mason didn’t know I was snapping pictures when he walked downstairs and I actually love that I captured him in this one!) Since December, we’ve had our vintage theater seats and a favorite Lindsay Letters Doxology […]

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All about our kitchen shelves + brackets

The most asked questions about our mini kitchen makeover always center on the open shelves. This is the second kitchen we’ve gone with shelves instead of upper cabinets and I’m certain we’ll do it again when we do a full remodel. They function so well for us, we love the casual look and it gives me […]

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