Casual Friday + Our Hanging Chairs

School’s out, the warm weather has finally arrived and we’re soaking up every second over here. This also means we have a lot of outdoor projects and posts coming up including building a big front porch swing, an outdoor kitchen, adding a play set to our yard (more on that in a minute), a look at the budget outdoor dining space we did for my parents, and a few additions we made to our own deck. Hanging Chair | Chair Stand | Draper Navy Cushion  Speaking of which, our new swing chairs have popped up on my Instagram stories a few times over the last couple weeks since we got them and I have been getting so many questions about where they are from. I was initially going to wait to talk about them until a full post about the deck, but they are on sale this weekend–so I can’t resist! We purchased…

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Our Pressure Washer is Our Best Friend + A Giveaway!!

Briggs & Stratton Electric Pressure Washer

This post and giveaway is sponsored by Briggs and Stratton. Pressure washing is, pretty much, our favorite summer hobby around here. In our most recent podcast, it was only a half-joke when we say we pressure wash every day.  So we were very excited when Briggs + Stratton asked if they could send us one of their newest models and give one away, too! We also snagged a discount code for everyone (!!) I put at the bottom of the post. And with Father’s Day just around the corner, I can’t think of a more perfect gift. This particular pressure washer (The Briggs & Stratton 2000 MAX PSI* at 1.1 GPM / 3.5 MAX GPM* at 80 PSI – Featuring POWERflow+ Technology™) has a fold down steel frame handle which makes it super compact so we can store it in our deck box and break it out nearly every day. We’ve had intense wind and…

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A Modern, Kid-Friendly, Family Gallery Wall in the Dining Room

I knew once we freed up this wall in the dining room by changing the barn door into a pocket door, it would be the perfect place for some family pictures. However, when I mentioned the idea to Chris–especially the part when I described it as a 9 frame grid taking up the wall floor to ceiling–he was a little hesitant, “I don’t want it to look cluttered.” Maybe I should have left out the “floor to ceiling part”–Ha! But his concerns were valid. To the right of this wall, we have a dark accent wall with a large wood-cut print and to the left of this wall are our black kitchen cabinets. Before starting, we put our heads together and came up with a few must-haves that we both could agree on for this gallery wall. It was important for it to be: 1. Light. Keeping this wall looking non-cluttered and light…

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Casual Friday + An Exciting Announcement

This was a really huge week for us. The big announcement is we’ve been working on designing our own sofa line with Interior Define for almost a year and this week, after so many months of drawings and engineer specs and 3D renderings, we flew to Chicago to see the ACTUAL sofa for the first time and we shot all the photo and video promos, too! It was truly emotional and rewarding and exciting to officially meet our sofa for the first time! Chris and I both feel so incredibly proud of how it turned out and already ordered one for our living room in their fabric color Rain–a really pretty slate blue we chose for the launch promos, too (you can catch the tiniest sneak peek of her below). We’d love to go more in-depth with the design process in the coming weeks leading up to our launch at the end of June–because…

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