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Before & After: Bachelor Pad Basement Redesign

Today is the last stop on our bachelor pad redesign tour! We’re finishing up with the basement—an area that is very manly and I wanted to keep it that way. The basement is a place for gaming and hanging out—more of a bonus room than the upstairs living area. The need for almost black-out conditions […]

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Desk Organizing 101

August always makes me think of back to school. Even though it has been years since I was a student, I still get the urge to buy some new office supplies, get organized, and give myself a fresh start! So I thought this would be the perfect month to talk about desks. Whether yours is […]

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Changing the view for a special cause

Scott and I spent the majority of our summer volunteering for a cause that always has been near and dear to our hearts—pet rescue. When Chicago-based dog rescue One Tail at a Time asked us if we could help with the design of their new Adoption Center, we couldn’t say “yes!” fast enough! With four […]

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Back to School Organization

With school coming back in session for kids all over, now is the time for us parents to organize our lives! We all know just how quickly kids’ stuff can take over our homes, especially when they are bringing home a million and one projects from school daily. Papers to be signed, crafts to be […]

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10 Things you can add to your porch to make it cozy

I love living on my porch at the farm. Feeling the soft breezes,enjoying the smell of fresh-cut hay, and seeing the deer at dusk is my idea of heaven. Since I spend so much time on my porch, I have really tried to make it an extension of our home. Here are 10 things you […]

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DIY chair upholstery – Dining room chair makeover!

When you’re working with a small budget, but desperately need new chairs for your dining room table, what do you do? Well, you go thrift shopping of course! Odds are you’ll find beautiful mismatched chairs that will fit well together—after a quick little makeover. The before . . . . . . and the sleek, modern after! It […]

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Dress up your furniture with DIY slipcovers

  Have you ever priced custom slipcovers? They are often very expensive. I always make my own, not only to save money, but because I have very definite ideas about how they should look. So why not make your own? If you decide to take the plunge, here are a few tips to make the […]

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Stuck on the fridge – DIY photo booth magnets

Scott and I are wrapping up a kitchen renovation that just keeps going and going (and going!), and while we are waiting for some of the final pieces to fall into place, I’m taking time to dive into the details. We’ve selected art for the walls and a vintage runner for the floor, and I’ve […]

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10 DIY projects for this summer!

Summer is my favorite season for DIY projects. The sunny and dry weather is perfect for painting, sanding, and working on things outside. (Spray painting is a real challenge during the winter in Seattle!) Plus there’s more daylight, so you can keep working on projects in the evening. And if you’re a mom with kids […]