Our Christmas Cards + An Artifact Uprising Giveaway!

A few weeks ago, we drove 40 minutes up the road to Ashton, Idaho with our friends, the Pugmires, and we took our family photo for our Christmas Card. It’s something we do every year, and it’s such a fun tradition that keeps the whole family photo thing more casual and whole lot less stressful when friends are on the other side of the camera. I always take their photo (with Chris making funny faces to get the kids laughing) and then they take ours. We stopped at two locations, just down the road from each other, and while I loved the white bark on either side of this trail… The moss and woods and girls cracking up in the one below stole my heart and made it to the card. We’ve gotten a few questions about how to coordinate outfits for cards. I just try to balance patterns and solids….

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A Few Updates in the Entry

To know me, is to know our entry will never be done. It’s alway evolving. So, don’t take this post as, the entry reveal. This is more of a–we’ve made a lot of great updates in the past couple months and here is what it looks like now. The first big change was this long vintage runner from The Vintage Rug Shop. I love the layered look over our FLOR carpet squares. Even though the FLOR squares are washable, the runner adds an extra element of camouflage, too. Charly can’t resist it. The second change was adding three more of these hooks to the back wall. While we added a coat closet, off the laundry room, to our home last year (can you believe our house never had one?), it’s still nice to have a place to conveniently hang our every-day gear–backpacks, jackets, diaper bags. Four hooks for a family of 4 should…

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Building a Custom Standing Desk Using IKEA Cabinets

If you’ve been reading for the past few months, you’re probably at least a little familiar with the standing desk we’ve been working on for our office. Well today we’re gonna share how we did it, and it was actually pretty easy. Especially since IKEA did most of the hard stuff. You may be wondering how we decided on customizing IKEA kitchen cabinets to create a standing desk. I mean, there are thousands of standing desk options out there, why not just go with something already built for that? For us it came down to the look and function. Standing desk height is as subjective as… well, how tall each individual person is. Jules and I are pretty tall (6′ and 6’4″ respectively) and after playing with some adjustable desks and measuring how tall it was once comfortable, we landed on 46 inches. We started with a 30″ tall 36″…

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Ep 25: Storage Units, Asymmetry, and What We Screwed Up

Asymmetrical Fireplace

Listen to the latest episodes on: iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher. Title: Ep 25: Storage Units, Asymmetry, and What We Screwed Up Game: Awkward Thanksgiving Show Notes: The gang discusses Julia’s love/hate relationship with storage units and the Marcum’s new upstairs bathroom. For our reader email, Julia breaks down the best way to handle and design around asymmetrical features already existing in a home. We accidentally have an impromptu sound effect battle before introducing a new segment, “What We Screwed Up This Week”.  And lastly, instead of a Hot Topic, we break down questions to NOT ask at thanksgiving dinner this week. Mentions: 13 Questions You Should Never Ask at Thanksgiving Chris’s Tiny Snowblower Chris’s Binge Watching Shirt A Shared Girl’s Room Tall Bar Stools Please leave a rating and review for the podcast! Theme song Headphones by Preston Pugmire How to Listen (iPhone): 1. Tap the podcast app on your phone. The icon for it looks like…

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