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A Day In The Life

Frigidaire just released the third and final video we did with them for the kitchen renovation in Pittsburgh. It’s a sweet Day In The Life of the Worrall family kitchen. We shot it on our very last day in Pittsburgh after Chris and I had 2 hours of sleep. AndiAndrea directed and filmed the entire thing and I loved just standing back and watching the kitchen we worked so hard on being used and enjoyed. You can watch the short video below. To go a long with it, I thought it would be fun to share a little day in the life around here. 4:30am: My alarm clock rings and I double check to make sure this morning’s post went live and roll out of bed to get ready for the gym with my phone’s flashlight as my guide. 5:00-6:30am: I’ve been meeting my girlfriends at the gym at this time every morning for…

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How to Lay Luxury Vinyl Tile Flooring (LVT) + a feature in TABLE Magazine

The kitchen renovation we did in Pittsburgh earlier this summer is starting to pop up in a few publications–which is so exciting! Table Magazine was there on set after we finished to shoot the kitchen and food stylist, Quelcy Kogel made us all the BEST Whole Grain Apple Butter Parmesan Biscuits and topped them with a Honey Sage Simple Syrup. Honestly, I had 3 and could have eaten more. They put the recipe right next to an article I wrote to go along with the story of a few things you can do to update your kitchen if you only have an hour, an afternoon or a weekend. The whole experience was a delight and you’re definitely gonna want to try out Quelcy’s biscuits. They taste like autumn all wrapped up in sweet and savory goodness. My mouth is watering just talking about them. Since these features have started to pop…

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Revealing the Pittsburgh Kitchen to the Family

Remember that kitchen in Pittsburgh we renovated in June? Well, renovating a kitchen in 6 days was only half the fun, keeping it hidden from the homeowners (my aunt and uncle and their three children) was my favorite part. Today we’re so excited to share with you a fun video from Frigidaire Professional of when we were finally able to reveal the kitchen for the first time to the homeowners. While they lived in the house the entire week, we renovated the kitchen and tarped it off so they couldn’t see it (besides their 16 year old son who was so eager to help) until the big reveal day. It was a very special moment with lots of tears, hugs and cheers — there’s nothing like the smell of fresh chocolate chip cookies in a brand new kitchen! Since coming home, we received a nice note from the Worrall family expressing how much…

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A Budget Breakdown of the Pittsburgh Kitchen

Last week, we shared all the before and afters of the Pittsburgh kitchen we did with Frigidaire Professional right here. We also shared a fun, behind-the-scenes video (okay, I cried) of the 6-day renovation process right here. Since we shared those, we’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about how much did it all cost?! So, today, let’s talk about that. Frigidaire Professional was the headline sponsor for this renovation, but we had a few of our other favorite brands, like Rejuvenation, Wayfair and Semihandmade, pitch in some product too. And then there were a lot of materials, tools and decor that we purchased for the kitchen ourselves. But for the sake of an accurate budget breakdown, for those that want to recreate the look, I’m putting the true costs of everything in this post. Some would call this a save and splurge kitchen, but even the splurges were budget conscious. We were very…

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The Renovation Realities behind the Pittsburgh Kitchen

Thanks for all of the love on yesterday’emi reveal of the Pittsburgh kitchen! We put so much time and effort into this project and we fell head over heels for the kitchen over the six days we worked on it, making it hard to even leave. A true labor of love. I always get a little anxiety before I hit publish on reveal posts because these renovations are so personal and represent so much more than the pretty pictures we can share on this platform. Frigidaire had my sister, Andrea, a creative director, film and create 2 videos for them, one of the reveal and one of the appliances in action in the form of a very sweet day-in-the-life video, both of which are coming. But, Chris and I also asked her to put together a bonus video for us, documenting the renovation side of the project. It spans over the 6 days…

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Before and After: A Small, Pittsburgh Kitchen Gets A Complete Makeover in 6 Days

My aunt and uncle’s home in Pittsburgh is more than 90 years old and full of character, but the kitchen, like so many other kitchens, definitely had its fair share of challenges: the small 9×9 footprint, the outdated electrical, the radiator in the corner, no dishwasher, the in-swinging door that hindered so much usable space, the lack of counter space–and if all that wasn’t looming over us, we were given just 6 days to tackle the complete gut job renovation. We spilled a lot of our plans in this post, but as a reminder, here’s the before: And six days later, here’s the after! Of course there was a lot that happened in those six days. My sister, Andrea, documented the whole renovation process via video so we’ll cover a lot of those details when we release that footage later, along with a couple other videos she did for the project–including the reveal…

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