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If there was someone who hosts even more than we do, and probably more effortlessly–it’s Kim and Scott Vargo of Yellow Brick Home: our dear friends with whom we wish we could share a charcuterie board and game night a lot more often! And Kim isn’t a “hostess with the mostess” because she’s doing over-the-top […]

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This post is sponsored by Boll & Branch Our bedroom has been through a lot of transitions since closing on our home at the beginning of May. Before moving in, we had our contractors remove the tray ceiling, board up the doorway on the right leading to the front room and patch and paint. (The walls […]

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This week we’re celebrating all of our hard work by playing host. It’s time to invite someone over! Yesterday we talked all about falling in love with your home by opening its doors because creating memories within your home surrounded by loved ones is taking the relationship to the next level! Get ready for hometown […]

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Congratulations. You’ve made it to the final week of #CLJSummerSchool, “How To Fall In Love With Your Home in 30 Days.” We’ve been on a journey to find love with our homes and I’m so excited to make it this far, because this is where we get to reap all the benefits of our hard-earned […]

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Last night we slept in our new house for the first time after spending the day setting up as many rooms as we could. After hotel hopping for a month, I think we were so excited to be at home and feel at home–we got quite a bit done! Even though the move has been […]

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When you’re gearing up to try something new, whether it be jumping off a cliff into a cool lake, expecting your first child, or buying a new home, you need a cheerleader in your corner. You know, a hype girl saying you got this! It’s going to be great! You can do it! I’m here […]

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When you’re gearing up to try something new, whether it be jumping off a cliff into a cool lake, expecting your first child, or buying a new home, you need a cheerleader in your corner. You know, a hype girl saying you got this! It’s going to be great! You can do it! I’m here […]

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