This post is sponsored by Anthony & Sylvan. We haven’t even hit the year mark of our finished pool installation, but as the weather’s been warming up, the girls have been enjoying weekend swims in our heated pool, and I’ve been reflecting on our new life as pool owners. I never had dreams of having […]

One tip I always give to any DIYer or home renovator is to take before, progress, and after pics. It’s important to document the progress, even if you’re not posting them anywhere, because celebrating the progress is crucial for keeping the momentum going! This post is all about the before and afters of every project […]

When I looked back at when we introduced our plans to renovate both the laundry room and Greta’s bathroom, I realized that was 7 months ago! I can’t believe how much time has passed! This bathroom and the still-unfinished laundry room (more on that another day) actually inspired the “10 Things That Can Derail a […]

An outdoor shower was not on our radar AT ALL until our contractor asked if there’s going to be a shower in the pool bathroom (which will be replacing the downstairs laundry room). There’s only going to be enough room for either a stacked washer and dryer, or a shower, but not both. And so […]

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Every once in awhile, we go on a field trip to one of our team members’ homes and do a one-day room refresh. Yesterday, we picked out all our favorite outdoor living pieces from Lowe’s and bypassed our yard in the middle of renovating and headed over to Brooke […]


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