When I was growing up, we’d visit my Grandma, who kept a cowbell in the kitchen. Whenever dinner was ready, she’d ring the bell, and it would clang loud enough to let those in her third floor bedrooms know that there was food on the table. The sound became Pavlovian for me, and now when […]

This post is sponsored by simplehuman. Every time I get to share a peek at our new CLJ office space, I get a whirl of excitement because it’s been in the works behind the scenes for so long. I practically pinch myself whenever I come to work because it’s sort of a dream come true. […]

A few years back, I bought a thrifted lamp and I had the idea to use it on my kitchen countertops. I don’t know exactly how it came to be, and it wasn’t necessarily something I’ve seen before, but it felt right. In the evening, I love turning off the overhead lights and turning on […]

Hallelujah, the dishwashers arrived last week!! We had them installed on Friday and I can’t believe we have been without a dishwasher since moving in 10 months ago. I honestly didn’t realize how much of my time was spent doing dishes every day until now. It was at least an hour a day. I got […]

And we’re back! Happy New Year and hope you had a happy holiday season! We spent some much needed time with family, relaxing, playing games, and doing puzzles. It was our first year in our home and it was very therapeutic to take the time off and spend it making new memories with old traditions. […]


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