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The weather in North Carolina is officially starting to turn. Temperatures are dropping and I’m putting on my boots and layers, but not mad about it at all. Last year we learned that fall actually lasts longer than a couple weeks here in North Carolina! In Idaho we were used to temperatures and leaves dropping […]

Our Favorite Things | September 2022

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It’s no secret that renovating can come with some hiccups. Actually, whether you’re DIY-ing or hiring contractors you would be naive to NOT anticipate hiccups. While we typically lean into optimism around here, bumps in the road seem to be inevitable no matter how much planning and precaution we take. To quote Murphy’s Law: “Anything […]

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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]

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I mentioned on our Project Punch List that I was considering trying out a shower curtain in the upstairs bathroom while the glass enclosure gets fabricated. Well I did it. It’s going to be 8 weeks (expecting there’s no delays) until it’s finished being made and so I figured we had two options. We could […]

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This last week marks the first day of fall and while I’m always creating new recipes, there’s a whole library of fall recipes that I don’t want you to miss out on! It seems like every fall I have a bucket list of recipes I’m itching to make because that’s what the cooler weather does […]

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Welcome to Blender Wars!–Where we test 7 of the best blenders and tell you which one takes the cake (or blends the cake?). In our house, the blender is our most used kitchen appliance! We are daily smoothie drinkers and so we want a blender that’s going to get the job done and hold up […]

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Last week, Chris and I had the incredible opportunity to travel to London for work. We were invited by Williams Sonoma and William Morris and Co to preview their newest collaboration and the inspiration behind it. It was my first time in London and although it was a quick trip, they brought us all over […]

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