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We hope everyone had a wonderful holiday! While we haven’t been actively blogging, we did do some major behind-the-scenes upgrades over the past two weeks, switching hosts and moving to our own dedicated server that will hopefully make the blog quicker and more enjoyable for everyone this year. Every year, we lay out all of […]

The Pugmire’s laundry room is done and today we’re here to share a bunch of photos with you! For those of you just catching up, we were approached by Wayfair last month about sponsoring our laundry room renovation. Although our own laundry room is on our list this year (and ironically got semi-started throughout this […]

Chris Loves Julia / Faux Wood Tile: Nordic Brown From The Tile Shop

We’re so excited to share with you our finished floors today! Replacing almost all of the flooring on our main floor (we opted out of doing our master bath since we’ll be tackling a full renovation in there next year) was daunting beforehand, a lot of work during, but now we’re on the other side […]

Before we left to house hunt, we were working on finishing a few projects.  Namely, the master bathroom and the kitchen backsplash. The master bath revamp was done on a budget. Like $200, budget. Here’s how it looked when we moved in…and, well, for the last two years #yikes: And here’s how it looks now: […]

This post has been a long time coming.  It was February, nine months ago (!), when we decided that we wanted/needed to completely renovate our family room.  We installed new carpet, baseboards, built-ins, bought new furniture, installed recessed lighting and even a new window!  This has really been the room of the year, and while […]


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