new foyer lamps + how to create a “zinc” finish

February 3, 2017

Three blog posts in one week, can you believe it?  I’m still behind on laundry by three loads, but I have to say, it feels soooooo good to be back to blogging on what I hope I can make a regular basis!  On the heels of Wednesday’s post, I still have lighting on the brain,…

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beating the winter decorating blah’s with houseplants

January 30, 2017

Hello, blogland; so nice to see you again!  I hope you’re all off to a great start in 2017!  The last few weeks of the year really kicked my butt; Luca ended up hospitalized with RSV – anyone with an infant that has gotten it can tell you it’s an absolutely devastating experience; it’s been…

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a little christmas cheer in lydia’s room

December 22, 2016

We are in full-on Christmas mode over here, baking cookies, listening to holiday tunes, burning our Christmas lights 24/7 and counting the days until Santa’s arrival!  The most wonderful time of the year is even more magical when you’re experiencing it through the eyes of your almost three year old and I’m loving every single…

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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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