Have Your Pet and Clean Home, Too

We have three pets that we couldn’t love more—two (large!) pups, Jack and CC, and one (tiny!) cat, Libby. A question we hear more often than almost any other is, “How do you keep your home so clean? Where’s all the fur?” I’m here to tell you, we have fur! We find doggy drool marks on the […]

A Fresh Home for a Fresh Start

After a busy holiday season, the new year is always welcomed with open arms in our home. Like for so many others, January 1st not only signifies a time of inward reflection and resolution, but it truly feels like a fresh start. As the prior year winds down, Scott and I talk about everything the last 12 […]

Tips for Cutting Down the Electric Bill This Winter

Do you feel that chill in the air?  If you’re like me, you’re drinking hot cider and spiced lattes, layering on your favorite sweaters, and craving heartier meals. It’s also the time of year when Scott and I start closing our windows and start winterizing our home. Our house is an old lady, so there are several […]

5 Ways to Make Your Home Feel Bigger

Regardless of how much actual space we have in our homes, everyone loves to feel like they have more room. It isn’t difficult to create the illusion of a bigger home. There are a few tips and tricks that make a bigger home (or the feeling of one!) easy to achieve. In my old home, […]

Using Your Dining Room to the Fullest

When it comes to extra platters and once-a-year turkey roasting pans, most of us wish we could store them more efficiently in our kitchen. We’re just as guilty! When Scott and I were renovating our kitchen last year, we drew up plans and considered what each and every cabinet would hold. Our island pulls its weight, […]

Step-by-Step Fall Entertaining Guide

Fall is prime entertaining season. With the holidays around the corner, cozy indoor gatherings take center stage over casual summer cookouts. It’s this time of year that things might get a little fancier and, in some cases, a little hectic. Sometimes it’s hard to keep your head on straight while planning a party to remember. A few […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]