The Tile Combination for the Girls’ Bathroom

We really hoped to have the tile up on the walls of the girls’ bathroom to show you today, but we had to backtrack on a couple things before we could do that, along with some health complications the past two days, set us back again. We still have a goal to be completely done with this room by the first week in July (can we do it!? we have to!), so the next couple weeks, we hope to share a lot of progress. Before we share the small visual progress we’ve made and a few last minutes changes, we finally decided on wall tile thanks to this inspiration photo from Architectural Digest. Okay, I know what you’re thinking–it’s just white subway tile. But we actually gained so much more from this picture. Not only do we love the timeless look of the whole bathroom, but the wall tile application (going…

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My Maternity Must-Haves

We’re in the final stretch! I’m a little over 33 weeks, but measuring 3 weeks ahead–which kind of means nothing, but is also giving my a little bit of hope I need to get through these last weeks. We’re crossing our fingers for a July baby girl, although still looking forward to that August 4th due date. I don’t have the easiest time getting pregnant, or being pregnant (as much as I love the end result), so today I wanted to share with you my 15 favorite things that make those 9 months a little more bearable for me. 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15 1. My legs take pregnancy really hard. They cramp constantly, go up and down in size depending on how much I’m up throughout the day, and…

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Ep. 40: Real Talk on Being Professional Bloggers

In this week’s podcast, we are diving deep into all of the questions we have gotten about blogging and have an open and honest conversation about what it takes. For the first time, we’re also discussing why, when and how Chris quit his job, and the lessons we have learned about separating criticism from critique. We share a few tips on how we have grown our following organically. We also answer some tough questions you’ve asked, like “Do you feel like you’re at the mercy of your readers to survive financially?” and “Is there room in the field to start a blog today?” We’re holding nothing back and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on this week’s episode. You can stream the episode right here: OR listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. In this episode, you will hear us refer to a few things, including: • Our new gallery wall in the dining…

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Casual Friday

Desk | Chair | Kiwi Bird | Custom Pet Painting | Vase | Rhino Mail Sorter I received the sweetest gift of all from my talented friend, Kim, last week. A small custom portrait of our Charly-girl. I have always loved her pet portraits, and I feel so honored to have our own now. It looks just like her! What she didn’t know when sending it is, it arrived on such a timely day. We found out some difficult news about Charly the same day. When we took her into the vet for routine vacccinations, they discovered from an old shot record that she is 9 years old, not 7 like we had thought. When we adopted her in 2013, we were told she was 3, but her shot record that was just uncovered from 2012 says that she was 4 then, making her 9 now. Considering her breed has a…

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