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I had a realization this week when I was out to dinner with some girlfriends–Blogs are dead. I don’t think necessarily in the way that a few people said they would die a few years ago, but  Wednesday night, one of my best friends looked me in the eye and said, “I never read blogs […]

Last July (a year ago next week precisely), we were starting our kitchen renovation and I decided I really wanted to start using my Instagram as an extension of our blog and business, instead of mostly for personal use. As scary as that was to say out loud–I wanted to grow my Instagram following. At the time @chrislovesjulia […]

We mostly try to respond to comments and questions as they pop up in email, the comments section, on Facebook and even Instagram, but there are always a few that get asked so many times that we feel like we should make an official declaration.  And lately, I’d say in the last month or so, […]

Next week is going to be jam-packed with projects to share with you.  Which means our weekend is already filled to the brim.  And you know, we’re excited to get our hands dirty after our health has been restored and our supplies have arrived (I’m talking to you, grasscloth).  We expect to have a completed […]

This year, as our teeny blog grew to small blog status (parrttayyy!!!)–we’ve had to make some decisions about sponsors and giveaways and realized we’re not on board with everything we thought we were when we started this blog.  So, like everything else, we’ll continue adjusting/tweaking and ironing things out over time–that’s just how we do. […]


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