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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Hardwood Tile: Best of Both Worlds

People always say that hardwood floors are the best—the most aesthetically pleasing; the highest quality. But that was until the invention of tile that looks exactly like hardwood! You see, tile is so much more durable than true hardwood. It is easy to clean, is impervious to pet scratches, and you can replace individual pieces […]

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Designing a Neutral Nursery with Natural Shades

When it came time for me to start designing the nursery for our first baby, I turned to Pinterest first for inspiration. I knew that I wanted a room that wasn’t super babyish, but was still baby friendly and had lots of easy, casual style. I wanted to create a room that was in sync […]

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4 Must-Have Living Room Updates

Outside of the kitchen, our living room is—hands down— where we spend the most time in our home. We gather there for everything: playing games, relaxing with a movie, snuggling up with a book—you name it! But sometimes a room just needs updating. I’m not talking a little change here or there; I’m talking a […]