We have a lot of stair railings in our house. We have the grand staircase in the front entry, a staircase leading up into the bonus room, a staircase in the home gym, and a staircase on the second floor leading up into the attic. Every staircase in our house has black painted balusters, except […]

This is not a reveal post. We did that yesterday. But I couldn’t wait another day to update you on the staircase and herringbone floor progress. Remember when it looked like this?? Before I redesigned this entire staircase and entry before we moved and shared all about that process here. And it looked like this […]

Since we announced our big news, we’ve been making a list of all the things we want to get done on the house before we sell, and at the top of that list is finishing what we started – the entry/office wall reconfiguration. When we began this project, we were most definitely not planning on […]

Last weekend, we went a couple hours south to the small town of Fish Haven, Idaho right on Bear Lake and spent some time connecting as a family. The Airbnb we rented had access to a private beach and it was peaceful and wonderful to be able to feel like we’re on a vacation for […]

This post is sponsored by eBay I have 5 vacuums (technically 4, since we lost our Shark in the fire) but choosing a favorite would be like choosing a favorite child (jk, I totally have a favorite vacuum). But I really love them all for different reasons. Since we have talked a lot about vacuums […]


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