Every year, we like to do these kinds of posts to basically “review” our own stuff for you after a period of time. Projects, purchases, things you’re curious about. Over the weekend, I put a question box up on Instagram Stories and the curiosities came flooding in! Thank you for being so invested and following […]

CLJ Cottage Exterior Progress

While we’ve been working on our own DIY projects, the outside of our house continues to move forward, and we’re so excited to share some progress! The biggest item – our roof! We’ve been without any real covering on our roof since middle of June now. There have been a couple rainstorms since then, which […]

Last weekend, we painted the guest room a dark, inky charcoal–Farrow & Ball’s Downpipe (this time we had it color matched at Sherwin Williams in an eggshell finish). I wanted to go for something dark in a blueish tone so the headboard would melt right into it and to be honest, the treadmill too. The […]


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