This blog post is sponsored by The Tile Shop One of our Instagram followers replied to a preview photo of our mudroom tile with the comment that “it’s giving…’I live in a boutique hotel,’” and they couldn’t be more right. Every time I step into the hallway, I feel like I’m strolling into a glamorous […]

There are some projects that we do in a weekend, some we do over a few weeks. Some take us a couple months and some take over a year! When it came to our kitchen remodel, it was an over-a-year kind of project. And now, since it’s been over a year since we have finished […]

Here in North Carolina, we’re entering what’s known as “False Fall.” The weather is beginning to cool, and the leaves are starting to turn, but after more than two years of living here, I know we’re due for some more hot weather before we enter actual fall. Regardless of what the temperature is, I’ve been […]

When we first moved into this house, we weren’t exactly sure what we wanted this front room to be. We had thoughts about it being a music room/sitting room, but the longer we lived in this house, the more we realized that we needed a formal office space for work and everyday life! The study […]

It’s been over a month since I shared an update on the study, and I might have mentioned that it’s been needing some paint touch-ups, so although it’s been in use, we’ve been anxiously awaiting everything to be finally “done, done.” Well, the good news is that it’s being touched up as we speak, and […]


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