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Something I’m working on this year (besides having more fun), is dialing in on my routines! I’ve learned that any time I want to start implementing a new habit or resolution in my life, it’s most likely to succeed if I attach it to my already successful routine! Routines over resolutions! Years ago, I started […]

I wasn’t planning on doing any of the girls rooms this year, because there was so much chaos in the main areas of the house, I really wanted to make sure their rooms stayed clean and organized (even if they did lack personality) until things calmed down everywhere else. But a few weeks ago, I stumbled […]

(Pride & Prejudice interior via) What are your favorite on-screen interiors?? You know, the shows/movies that are good, but then the set design makes them even better?! Or maybe you watch exclusively for the set design? Lately, I’ve been so inspired by movies and shows–these are masters at creating mood and ambience with interiors. It’s […]

We decided to continue to live in a hotel down the street from our house until our moving truck comes on 7/21 (and the floors are ready for us!). However, my mom just booked a ticket to come see us on July 23rd! So the guest house needs a good scrubbing and we need to […]

See all the playroom sources here.  Chris and I are flying to Raleigh as you read this (well, if you’re reading this on Friday morning-afternoon)! We close on our new house in May and we are meeting with a contractor to go over just a couple of projects we’d like to have done before moving […]


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