For me, nothing is more thrilling than a total-space transformation. But you don’t have to break the bank to get a jump-start on great design. I’ve chunked out a dreamy $3000 outdoor space below, in $1,000 increments, with mood boards that build on one another (though, honestly, I would love any of these boards a […]

For the last few years, we’ve been living in the most ideal situation that could exist–my parents have lived next door. And before you secretly go whisper-ask Chris if he felt the same way, he really does. We’re incredibly close to both of our parents. My mom is our nanny during the days so that’s […]

This post is sponsored by Arhaus, who we’ve partnered with to give away a $200 Arhaus gift card to one lucky reader! Details at the end of the post. Though we have some big things coming up for the cabin that are preventing full room renovations right now (lookin’ at you, flooring), we love to […]

Fall is in full-swing here and we’re enjoying perfect jacket weather. We finished our outdoor kitchen just before our shoot a couple weeks ago, but can’t show you the full thing until the magazine comes out next summer! However, enjoy the sneak peek. :) Last night, Chris made turkey burgers with apple butter, arugula, whole […]

This special series is sponsored by Article. Once May hit and we were pretty sure the snow was over (#idaholife), we started working on pulling our furnishings out from storage and setting our deck up for the season. In addition to the planter boxes we recently built, we also added two of Article’s Sala white lounge chairs […]


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