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I’m practically giddy because tomorrow, demo starts in the old laundry room/Cricket’s room, so we can transform it into the mudroom! In our 2023 project list, we announced that we would transform this space into a pool bathroom… but that’s not happening anymore. Instead, the pool bathroom will eventually be added to the guest house […]

September 5, 2023

I love potatoes. What can I say? You can take the boy out of Idaho, but you can’t take Idaho out of the boy. Potatoes have so much potential for delicious flavor, and these Rosemary & Chili Smashed Potatoes are no exception. These are basically a hybrid version of a moist (trigger word, sorry) boiled […]

September 3, 2023

If you know me, you know I love a sale, and Labor Day is one of the best times of year to get your shopping in. We took some time to comb through the depths of the internet to find some of the best “add to cart” moments, so you don’t have to and have […]

August 29, 2023

We’ve been living with these built-in lockers in our bonus room for over a year and a half now. They’ve been thoroughly used and loved, and with school starting, I figured we’re overdue for an update. We still love the lockers! That hasn’t changed, but the way they’re getting used day-to-day has evolved. Here’s a […]

August 24, 2023

Have you ever met a can opener that just… works?? It’s hard to believe that a simple, everyday appliance could cause such grievance, but here we are. In my opinion, a can opener should be fairly straightforward. If you’re the only one who knows how to get your can opener working, then you’re at a […]

August 18, 2023

We all grew up twisting our hair up into a large towel, only to have it unravel 5 minutes later. Gone are the days of using the same towel you dry your body off with to dry your hair. Your hair deserves better than that! A few years back, I started using an Aquis hair […]

August 11, 2023


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