guest suite progress: the bathroom

December 15, 2016

The longest running construction/reno project in history (also known as my upstairs guest suite) is finally nearing completion!  To be fair to our contractor, we knew when we hired him this past summer that it was the height of the season and that it would take a little longer than we had hoped it would…

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5 home purchase/upgrades I’m so glad we made!

August 8, 2016

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  Ours was so good, I was sad to see it come to an end, but I was up and at ’em super early this morning, working through my to-do list while my princess slept in!  I was talking with a friend over the weekend who is giving…

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a love affair with a hutch

August 4, 2016

Of all the corners, nooks and vignettes in my house, I’m pretty sure the built-in hutch in my breakfast room is the most photographed, by far!  (If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you know this to be especially true!)  This little corner of our home gets beautiful morning light, looks out over our deck,…

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my new favorite bamboo woven roman shades

June 7, 2016

Woven Roman blinds are my favorite window treatments; they work in almost every decorating style and bring so much warmth, texture and interest to a space.  The problem with them, however, is that EVERY time I find some that I love and that are reasonably priced, they end up being discontinued quicker than I can…

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make the most of your space: corner built-ins

April 14, 2016

There are so many advantages of having an open floor plan – it’s great for entertaining, it makes your home feel even larger and is a great way to bounce natural light around (not to mention, it’s a great way to keep an eye on littles when you’re trying to make dinner or cleanup!).  I…

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for the love of ligustrum

April 11, 2016

Spring has officially sprung around here and I couldn’t be happier!  As the last of the pollen clears out, I’ve been spending countless nap times pulling weeds and picking up the five million pinecones all over my yard in preparation for opening the pool for summer.  It takes me a while because I stop to…

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my favorite, budget-friendly curtain panels are baaaaaaack!!

March 21, 2016

Thank you all SO much for your sweet comments about our big news, here and on Instagram!!  We are all so excited, especially as we get closer to finding out what we’re having!  Today, though, I wanted to take it back to all-things-decor with some other exciting news, this time for your windows! The second…

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seagrass rugs in any size you need at pottery barn!

January 14, 2016

Thank you all for the sweet comments and suggestions about my dining room furniture in yesterday’s post!  I think it’s time to part ways and let it go to someone else’s house who will love it!  Today I’m moving on to my entry; last fall I posted my plans for a mini makeover for my…

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dining room progress: grass cloth goes up!

January 13, 2016

It’s been an exciting few days at my house as the grass cloth I’ve pined for the last few years started going up in my dining room!  I bit the bullet a few months ago and ordered a few rolls and even though just the ceiling, tray sophet and one wall are done, I can’t…

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our christmas decor + the one finger rule

December 14, 2015

Hello, hello!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! It was 75 degrees and sunny here so we spent almost all of ours outside, but I did manage to snap a few (hundred) photos of my Christmas decor before my greens are completely fried!  Every year I swear I’m never buying the real stuff…

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