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our one year houseaversary

Our one year houseaversary was yesterday. One year in our new house! Kinda hard to believe how fast that year went. Have I ever told you the story of how we found this house? Grab a cup of coffee, cozy in and let me tell you … We bought our last house when we just […]

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Fall touches in the studio

I told myself I wasn’t going to get into Fall mode until after last weekend. Audrey had her first soccer game, we celebrated Brady’s 12th birthday (what?!) and the Seahawks played (sad loss, but I’m trying to forget it). I saw my first falling leaf of the season and our hydrangeas have changed into the […]

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Living with kids and a light couch

In our home, and in our main living areas, we have two couches. One is in the living room: couch | rug | coffee table (similar) | lamp (similar) | ikat fabric | leaf pillow The other is in the family room: sectional | ottoman | lamp | stripe basket | x pillow | pom pillow […]

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From 90’s to Now: Guest Bathroom Makeover Before + After

Before and afters are the very best, aren’t they?! Our little guest bathroom has undergone a great transformation that I can’t wait to show you. Here’s a sneak peek of the after (because I just can’t handle leading the post with one of the before pictures!). Isn’t it pretty? Let’s start at the beginning. Our […]

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The Chickens + their backyard coop

You may remember that we dove headfirst into the country life and bought baby chicks this spring. Well, I’m happy to report that those sweet little fluffy chicks have grown into full-size, egg-laying hens. This is our first go at raising chickens and while we don’t know all there is to know, perhaps you’d like […]

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A quick photo tour of the yard + porch

We have now been in our house for all four seasons. As we have been working on the inside of the house, we have done very little to the exterior. I think part of us wanted to wait until we experienced the house in each season – to see how the sun comes through the […]

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Updates to the Studio just in time for summer

The last time I showed you the studio, the desks had just been finished and it was styled with hints of pink for spring. Since then, I have added a few new pieces of furniture and switched out the pink for summery blues so it felt like a good time to do an updated studio […]

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Reveal day! The kids’ third floor casual hangout space

If you remember from a couple of previous posts, we’ve been turning an open third floor bonus room into a functional space for our growing kids. Since moving in, we walled in a bedroom and closet, painted the walls, changed out the lighting, updated the trim and replaced the carpet (read all about the updates here). […]

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Cozy Spring Home Tour | the new studio all prettied up

Today I’m joining a group of talented bloggers on a Cozy Spring Home Tour hosted by Rachel from Shades of Blue Interiors + Country Living Magazine and sponsored by HomeGoods. Country Living wrote a great roundup article with 22 ways to decorate for spring pulling from each space (read that here) and be sure to scroll […]

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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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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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