This month has been a busy one for our family. I took a brief trip to Idaho to visit my Dad, who’s undergoing cancer treatments at the moment, and while I was there, we finished up the Fullmer’s nursery! We also put the finishing touches on the CLJ Studio, covered in our Stuga flooring. Faye’s […]

Since completing the outdoor kitchen, I’ve been enjoying every second I can get in front of the grill(s). I’ve also added a few grilling tools to my collection, and I’ve narrowed down a list of the essential grilling tools for all my fellow hobbyist grillers out there. Whether you’re just beginning your grilling journey and […]

Once upon a time, I made an ebook called “Chris Loves Burgers” because it’s true – I do! You can find a link for it, along with 3 of my favorite burger recipes, in this post here, but one thing the eBook fails to have a recipe for is smash burgers. The smash burger is […]

I don’t know about your local climate, but North Carolina is warming up!! And as the weather is shifting, my wardrobe is following suit. Enter in all of the classic and graphic tees! I’ve collected a few favorites over the years, but I think my tried and true is something loose, boxy, and always a […]

My brain is struggling to comprehend the blur of events that took place in April because WOW–what a month. We revealed the high gloss built-ins in the study (spoiler alert, the whole room needs repainting now), featured my two sisters, Andi and Victoria, on the blog, conducted a very important test, threw a baby shower […]


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