I’ve been meaning to write a post along these lines since we bought our home last July as I did a bit of research while we were in the thick of the hunt and couldn’t find the advice I was really looking for. Now that I’ve had some time to settle and adjust, I though it’d be helpful to share some of my very best tips and tricks. Because, somehow, the first anniversary of our first home purchase will be here before I know it, and I want to make sure that the experience is still fresh in my mind. Following are 4 things I wish we knew when we bought our first home. Continue Reading
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Every once in a while I stumble upon a home that instantly stops me dead in my tracks. It makes me question all of my go-to ways. It challenges my design sensibilities. And gets me excited for my next endeavour. This home, photographed by Nicole Franzen, does all that and then some. From the shiplap-clad walls, to the exposed wood windy stairs, it’s inspiration overload in the best possible way. Enjoy. Continue Reading
Guys, I am so happy this week I feel like I could explode. The weather has been nothing short of glorious, I’m finally on top of all of my projects, and we’re face to face with a three day weekend. To top it all off, we’re sneaking out early to head up to the cottage. Like every May 2-4 weekend, we spend it with my family opening everything up to get it all summer ready. And, for the first time in as long as I can remember, I’m going to be packing my swimsuit. I hope you all have an incredible weekend. In the meantime, here’s a peek at the rest of my week in photos. Continue Reading
I’m thrilled to introduce you to my newest food contributor, Sarah of The Homemade Haus. If you don’t already follow her, you’re going to rectify that immediately. Your kitchen, friends, and family, will thank you for it.
Sometimes I dream up recipes in my head, and then when I actually make them, they’re terrible – or just underwhelming. This was not one of those recipes. I have been daydreaming about bacon chocolate chip cookies for about a month now, and I finally made them. I threw a splash of bourbon into the recipe and used big ‘ol chunks of dark chocolate. Continue Reading
The secret to a cozy family home? Texture, character, and a whole lot of love. And, this home? Well it has all of the above and then some in spades. From the sun-bleached oak accents, to the salvaged antique vanity, this beauty feels quietly elegant in the very best way. Enjoy! Continue Reading