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Wood Blinds Design Tips for Your Home

I really love the look of wood blinds. They have a vintage feel that also is very current and classy. Let’s talk about selecting the right ones for your home. Step 1: Select your size. You have a choice of 1″, 2″, or 2 ½” slats. My preference is the larger size—you get an incredible view to the outside—but […]


How to Choose Window Treatments for a Nursery

I recently gave birth to my first baby (a sweet boy!), and had a lot of fun putting together his nursery. I’ve always loved decorating, but since nurseries are new territory for me, I made sure to do my research before getting started. Today, I’ve rounded up what I learned about choosing window treatments that […]


Playroom Window Treatment Inspiration

Well, it only took my hubby and I five months, but our kids playroom is 98% finished! The only thing left to do is put up some window treatments. While the room is a playroom, we still wanted the whole thing to have a great design. We wanted the room to be able to grow with the […]

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A Scrapbook of Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

I’ve written about our new mountain house before—we are redoing it because, although we love where it is, we aren’t crazy about the finishes. Ready for the before photo of the kitchen? It’s not very big, so we need to make sure it has adequate storage, but we also want it to feel open. I’ve […]


5 Tips to Make Cleaning Less of a Chore

Do you enjoy cleaning your home? Is that an odd question? We’ve talked about how we keep the window treatments in our home in top shape, and I’ll also fully admit that I have always loved a good cleaning session. The instant gratification you get from making the bed or wiping down the kitchen counter after […]


Our Living Room Renovation: Measuring & Installing Cordless Natural Shades

Welcome to the second post of a three-parter! We are renovating our living room and shared the inspiration over here in June. This month, we are moving on to the details of the natural shades we chose to complete the look, and how to get the minimal, fitted style that makes the design what it is. […]


Organize Your Home Before School Starts

With school starting back here before we blink—for some it has already started—there has never been a better time to get our homes in order. There is something so peaceful about having your home organized before heading into a hectic season. Whether you have one school-aged kid or five, your home becomes a dumping ground for […]

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Barn Inspiration For Your Home

Sheds and barns are all the rage right now, including farmhouse décor. At our Texas farm, we have a shed but no barn. Our shed is not a place to hang out; it’s a place where we store equipment, including our lawn mower. So I’m not going to show you any photos of the inside—I […]


5 Easy Ways to Create Your Master Bedroom Retreat

We lived in our current home for almost three years before we gave a second thought to turning our master bedroom into a retreat. In our case, there were a few not-so-ordinary reasons why (our home renovation has been the largest undertaking of our lives to date!), but we find that a lot of our friends, […]