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The alternative title to this blog post was “That’s Armoir-e” to the tune of the Dean Martin song “That’s Amore.” What can I say? I just love them. Armoire | Pendant Light | Leaf Branch | Jules Lagoon/Brick Rug | Loafers Why I Love Armoires For years, built-ins have been the “gold standard” that people […]

May 1, 2024

It’s been three years since we moved into our home and one year since we did our exterior renovation, but there are still a few outside updates to make. One of those is replacing the front porch lights. They are so massive — I’ve never had such big lights!! They came with the house, and […]

April 29, 2024

It’s always so much fun to do a house tour video for you to see things you may not catch when looking at photos. It feels like hosting a bunch of friends over to see what you’ve done to the place — without the clean-up afterwards….only lots and lots beforehand. As much as this house […]

April 25, 2024

Beyond Yoga Shorts | Beyond Yoga Tank | Nike Socks | New Balance 9060 | Nike Free Metcon 5 I always want to be up on what’s new. I want to be sure I’m recommending things that are fresh, but also the best. And there’s definitely different brands for different people. The algorithms must be […]

April 20, 2024

This post is not sponsored and all opinions are my own. Until recently, I’ve just used my Swiffer WetJet to clean up spills. Old faithful, that Swiffer. But I always felt like it was doing the most basic surface cleaning, not actually deep cleaning my floors (is it just me?). When I really thought about […]

April 15, 2024

I love candles. It’s not a secret. I love to round up my favorites seasonally, and the cat’s out of the bag about my candle credenza. Lighting a candle just makes everything feel more… homey. I’ve found that they’re a great way to romanticize my rituals — especially in the evenings when I’m going to […]

April 10, 2024


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