Casual Saturday: Best of February

February 28, 2020

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February flashed before my eyes. We were in San Diego, Kohler, Wisconsin, Scottsdale, Arizona. We tackled so many projects and flushed out designs, made progress on our home and celebrated Greta’s birthday. There were ups and downs and missteps and successes and the days passed. No, they flew by! A little too fast for my liking. March, feel free to go slower. I’m so grateful our Monthly recap videos are back! Here’s a happy look into our February:

Other highlights this month:

The jeans I shared that you loved as much as I did.

What I thought would make me productive vs. what actually does.

This one step blowout brush + dryer is my FAVORITE purchase this YEAR!!!! I’ve been hearing a lot of hype around a few of them and I went for a middle to low end one and couldn’t be happier.

Our new hallway lights were the most swiped up on link this MONTH!! Theres generally not a lot of real estate in a hallway so I loved finding a light to add some personality. They completely elevated the whole vibe–LOVE THEM.

• The two most popular posts this month were this one about how to start loving your home right now and this post from Andrea about Interior photography.

This warmed my heart.

• Dreaming of this “living island” for our kitchen.

• Chris surprised me with this ring for Valentine’s day (I almost fainted!) and I got him…glass mixing bowls. At first I was feeling sheepish, but then he reminded me how both gifts represented a listening ear. And he’s right. I had asked for a dainty ring with diamonds all the way around MONTHS ago because I’m always spinning my wedding ring to ensure the diamonds are in front and he had mentioned wanting glass mixing bowls last month. So I guess we both won (although I REALLY feel so spoiled).

Kitchen styling–watching, learning, (seriously great follow) want to do some videos like this on our channels, too!

March is a really big month for us. We have a video shoot in our dining room in 2 WEEKS! (EEEEEEeee), construction should wrap up. The weather SHOULD warm up and we SHOULD be taking a family vacation at the end of the month as long as no borders close due to this virus.


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  1. Lori says:

    Could you please send link to your valentines Eternity band? The link in the original post is broken. Thank you for all you do!!!

  2. Rebekah says:

    Love the video! But am I the only one who didn’t know about the text size slider option in IG? Somehow have missed it for the last ….years. You also taught me about the color selecting recently (I knew about the dropper to match, but didn’t know about allll the color options). Would y’all ever be willing to share your most used Instagram tricks? I guess it’s hard to know what everyone already knows, but you blew my mind twice in the last week and I feel like you know lots more :)

  3. Nicolette says:

    The main thing I got from your video is your wardrobe ???? seriously I want everything in your closet

  4. Courtney says:

    That living island!! Beautiful!!
    And loved that styling video. i would definitely be interested in seeing you in action. Never got into the cleaning videos but this I could be in to :)

  5. Jillian says:

    Love the monthly recap!! So well done! Love all the behind the scenes shots- thanks for sharing!

  6. Julia says:

    I’d love to know the source for the bed/headboard that your daughters are jumping on at 2:23 in the video. Thanks!

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