Autumn is well-known for its captivating aromas—the sweet and spicy scent of pumpkin pies, the crisp fragrance of fallen leaves, and the warm and comforting smell of a crackling fireplace. These are just a few things that make falltime feel as magical as it is. I absolutely love a candle o’clock moment, but sometimes you […]
I’m not exactly sure when or how it happened, but somehow, seemingly on accident, I’ve accumulated a burgeoning collection of one of my favorite home decor elements—coffee table books. My love for beautiful visuals and inspiring reads had unintentionally blossomed into a full-fledged collection. And lately, they’ve evolved into one of the most versatile home […]
This post is sponsored by Party City We used to go all out for Halloween. Year after year, we would throw a big annual Halloween party — with costumes and themed snacks and prizes. It’s been a few years, but we’re feeling… bewitched this year and ready to host again. Chris and I really want […]
Inspiration is a crucial element in the creative process. However, finding inspiration can be challenging at times. Wouldn’t it be nice if it could be summoned on command? Lately, I have been feeling particularly uninspired, struggling to come up with new ideas as my creativity has been in a bit of a lull. But, I […]
If you’re anything like me, the mere mention of a French Dip Sandwich makes your mouth water. Juicy beef soaked in aromatic braising jus, all bundled up in a toasted ciabatta roll—it’s everything you want out of a French dip sandwich. This recipe is made with a slow-braised chuck roast for a melt-in-your-mouth experience. Shop […]
Fall has arrived, and there’s no better way to embrace the cozy vibes than with the perfect seasonal scent. This year, we’ve gone all out on a quest for the best fall candles of 2023. We first ordered a bunch of highly-rated fall candles, but after testing them all, only 17 were worth mentioning. As […]
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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This month, I quietly celebrated 11 years of blogging. As part of that, last week, we watched the very first home tour video I ever did for this blog. It was of our first basement apartment that we were renting. The one we brought Greta home to and where I started the blog. Andi filmed […]
The next project we’re checking off our 2023 project list is the mudroom! This used to be the laundry room until we built out a much bigger, better laundry room upstairs. So, in the meantime, this space has been exclusively Cricket’s room. Cricket will still have a special space here, but we’re transforming this dingy […]
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