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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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How to water the plants while you’re away

It’s vacation season and that means there are a few things around the house that need to be looked after while we’re away. One of those important (at least to me) things are the potted plants. There are a couple of good options when it comes to keeping your plants watered while you are away: […]

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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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front porch love

My sister and brother-in-law and their kids spent the weekend with us. We were craving some family time so on a whim, they packed up and drove the 1.5 hours to come for an overnight. Yesterday, we spent the majority of the day sitting out on the front porch. It started with coffee and Sunday […]

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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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A friendly reminder from your resident plant lady

I posted this picture on instagram yesterday: It makes me laugh every time. Side note: When messing around with the letterboard, I cut that delicate skin underneath my fingernails on two of my fingers and now they hurt. Oh, the things you do for letterboard-ing. It is no secret that I have a thing for […]

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My husband loves all my throw pillows

I saw a funny meme the other day: “Throw pillows are the stuffed animals of grown women.” How true is that? I can’t quite understand it, but men just don’t seem to value pillows like us women do :) I recently added a whole stack to our couch. Ryan, of course, was super pleased. This […]

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A few more updates in the kitchen

One year ago (almost to the day!) I shared our MINI KITCHEN MAKEOVER. You’ve probably heard me say this a million times, but I’ll say it again: our big plan is to tear out the whole kitchen and dining room and reorient everything. New walls, new windows, new doors, new layout, new cabinets, new floors, […]

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