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Yesterday we played a fun game in our Instagram Stories, where we brought our followers on a hypothetical shopping spree. It’s the “Would You Rather” of shopping with a set budget and you can’t choose both or neither as options. It’s pretend money! “Spend” freely! We’re bringing it to Casual Friday today so I can […]

Casual Friday: Shopping Spree, and the Room I’m Missing the Most From Our Previous Home

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We haven’t done any fall festivities this year. No pumpkin patches, no straw mazes, no pumpkin carving, nothing! The weather has just been so great that I don’t think we feel the same urgency we did in Idaho. We had to cram in all the festivities because every day it would just get colder and […]

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Once upon a time, I fell in love with a coffee table. Money was a little tight, but we saved up the $1,085 to buy it because once I saw it — no other coffee table would do. It was my first furniture splurge, and I was so nervous and excited. When I arrived, it […]

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The planking in the bonus room is still underway (there’s a lot of angled and mitered cutting to do), but the good news is that it’s been wired for all the pretty new lighting I have planned! Before we moved into this house, I knew that I wanted to really focus and invest in lighting […]

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This post is sponsored by Article As you know, our entire team relocated with us to North Carolina. We’ve been visiting each other’s homes, getting inspired and talking through all of the unique features. (Who doesn’t love a good home gush?!) It has been so fun and special for our team. Missy, our Editorial Assistant […]

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I wasn’t planning on doing any of the girls rooms this year, because there was so much chaos in the main areas of the house, I really wanted to make sure their rooms stayed clean and organized (even if they did lack personality) until things calmed down everywhere else. But a few weeks ago, I stumbled […]

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Once upon a time, I fell in love with a coffee table. Money was a little tight, but we saved up the $1,085 to buy it because once I saw it — no other coffee table would do. It was my first furniture splurge, and I was so nervous and excited. When I arrived, it […]

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