simple + sweet diy painted wood hangers

My adorable cousin and her husband had the sweetest baby last weekend. This is their first and we could not be more excited for this new addition to our family. I know all families are different, so when you hear ‘cousin’ it might not be that big of a deal. But my sisters and I […]

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Coffee Chat Episode 25 | LIVE for the first time

We’re starting something new around here … Coffee Chat Live! Rather than my regular recorded video, I’m inviting you to join me live (online) each Tuesday at 11am pst. Yesterday was our first time meeting and it went so well! The plan is to do the live coffee chats on Tuesdays and then I’ll repost […]

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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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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! My week was half productive, half completely not. Lunch with friends, super hard barre classes, meeting with my spiritual director, napping on the couch, baking, driving to the middle school (twice!) to drop off forgotten lunch and homework, watching that crazy National Championship game, finally packing away all of the Christmas decorations, making […]

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Dark + Woodsy Dining Room Makeover

Right before Christmas, we decided to give our dining room a makeover. It wasn’t really on our immediate house-reno list since our ultimate plan is to take out the wall between the dining room and kitchen to open up the space and reconfigure the floorplan. However, we were hosting all of our family for Christmas […]

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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! This week flew by … the kids went back to school, piano and basketball started back up, and I finally took down Christmas which led to furniture rearranging (my favorite). rug | couch | lamp | coffee table (similar) | x pillow | plaid pillow | leather pillow | curtains Let’s talk about […]

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The best of JDC in 2017

JANUARY We started 2017 with big plans and plenty of motivation to continue updating our new house. A few big projects were finished in January … The unfinished storage space turned studio was an exciting transformation. Once the shell was complete, I got to work coming up with a classic/modern design plan. We moved into […]

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Christmas cards are sent, packages are wrapped, the menu is planned, it just starting snowing (!), grandparents are here and the house is as clean as it’s been in a long while. We are having a big crew here for Christmas day (nothing gets you motivated to finish projects and clean the house like hosting!) […]

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Coffee Chat Episode 23 |

Sometimes I like to do a thing we call COFFEE CHAT. It’s been a few months (what?!) so let me explain in case this is your first one. If we were hanging out in real life sipping coffee, perhaps we would chat about these things. I basically jot down a few topics, turn on the camera […]

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Gift ideas for the boys who only wear athletic clothes

This post is sponsored by Nike When my boys were little, I loved dressing them as sweetly as possible. Fisherman sweaters with those adorable elbow patches, mini flannel shirts, corduroy pants and lace-up leather shoes. Then they got older and all those sweaters were replaced with hoodies, pants were traded in for year-round basketball shorts […]

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Christmas in the entry and living room

One year ago, we were mid- one million projects around the house. On Christmas Eve, we finally hung the shelves in the freshly made-over kitchen and my parents were so gracious to come help us clean and hide moving boxes in preparation for our family to come the next day. This year, we’re hosting our […]

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18 Gifts on my wish list

Truth be told, I really don’t need anything for Christmas. But if you really twist my arm and make me come up with a wish list, these are the things I would be more than happy to unwrap on Christmas morning. Maybe a few of these items will make it onto your Christmas wish list […]

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Homemade wreaths in the family room

I posted this photo on Instagram yesterday of the project I did the night before: Cute homemade wreaths hanging on a branch. I wasn’t planning on doing a full tutorial – this one was just something I wanted to put on that big, blank wall over the couch to enjoy for the Christmas season. But […]

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