I’ve been dying to do this test for quite some time now! Out of my own curiosity sure, but also to give some answers to all of the home renovators and DIYers out there wondering, “Which brass cabinet knob is the best?” I’ll tell you right now that while on this hunt to find the […]

We’ve been living with our appliance garage for over 7 months–7 magical months! This is the thing in our kitchen that blows everyone’s minds whenever we show it on Instagram and for good reason! At first glance, it’s a paneled backsplash. But lift the handle up and reveal a garage that houses all of our […]

I’m so grateful that things found in a kitchen can be so function and beautiful–whether you’re using objects like copper pots and pans, wooden boards, bowls of fruit, or plates on display. A crock of wood spatulas. Mortar and pestles. Even every day dishes on display warm a kitchen. I even love the idea of […]

Right before Christmas, Chris gifted me the most unexpected and incredibly needed gift maybe ever–he hired professional organizers to come unpack* and organize our entire house. *Due to our moving debacle, we had a second round of boxes stacked in nearly every room (and filling the guest house!) and our kitchen never got unpacked because of […]

Last we reported, we were going to have a working kitchen by Thanksgiving (more on that in a minute–because ehhhhh). I got really excited this week when a bunch of boxes started showing up. Boxes of lighting, hardware, and plumbing fixtures for our new kitchen and it’s starting to feel more like a reality! A […]


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