At the end of last year (you may remember from this post), I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism and started drug therapy. My thyroid levels were “very bad” and we (us encouraged by the doctor, of course) are pretty sure that hypothyroidism has been the cause of my infertility for the past 2+ years. We aren’t sure it is the only cause, but you gotta start somewhere. Unfortunately, after reviewing blood work at the beginning of the year, my thyroid was still real sluggish. My doctor educated me on the connections between gluten and hypothyroidism (crazy!) and she put me on gluten-free trial diet for six months. It has been 3 (I’ll go in for more blood work this week) and I have to say it is the easiest diet I have ever been on. Almost every restaurant has a gluten free menu, and thanks to lots of comments on Instagram–I’ve even learned grocery stores carry gluten free cookie, cake and brownie mixes. I kinda wish I hadn’t discovered those. Chris also whips up gluten-free dinners nightly for all of us.
I can count on one hand, the meals Chris has made more than once our entire marriage. He loves experimenting with new flavors and ingredients–but one go-to favorite is his tacos. We actually had them even before I went gluten free, but now I request them weekly.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here.
We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen.
Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.
Over the weekend Brooke (our social media manager) and I went to the Parade of Homes in the Raleigh area and it was so fun to get a feel of how other people in our new area are living and living large! The purpose of the parade is so that home builders and designers can […]
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