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Sources Over the holiday, Chris’s brother and his family stayed with us for a week and it felt so good hosting family. Their 4 children almost perfectly align in age to our 3 girls, plus they have a little baby–which I held as much as I could while they were here! On New Year’s eve, […]

A while back, I shared in this post that I wanted to add planking to the entire bonus room (or family room), wall-to-wall-to-ceiling. We’ve added planking many times before, but to never an entire room. The bonus room is where we’re finding ourselves hanging out together as a family. We love to pile in on […]

This post is sponsored by The Carpet & Rug Institute. Visit to enter the Sweepstakes for a chance to win a $500 Visa Gift card! I often get asked, “What’s the best way to design a room with wall-to-wall carpet?” We know all about carpet! In fact, when we renovated our downstairs 3 years ago, […]

This post is in partnership with Lowe’s. Since this is the first holiday season that we’ll have the playroom/family room completed, we wanted to deck it out a little bit since we spend so much time down here. Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to visit Lowe’s headquarters and peek at their Holiday collections […]

We’ve had our toy storage for a couple months now (in their proper spot for a few weeks) so I figured it was high time I show them off and give you an initial review. And since we recently hung this large canvas print from Anewall above the dressers, this portion of the room is […]


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