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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 […]

Over the last week, I’ve been a little under the weather (negative Covid test, no worries there!) and I took some time to rest which translated into some time to think. I thought about how far we’ve come over the last year or so in this house. I thought about where we’re headed and a […]

This post is sponsored by Troy Lighting.  Last week, after 2.5 months of sleeping in our daughter’s room while our room was under construction, we moved back in! Our room still has a ways to go and (ie. our bed frame still hasn’t arrived), but the key players are here and man, it feels good […]

This post is sponsored by Rejuvenation We are hosting a Friendsgiving this weekend and a bunch of family for Christmas next month and while I’m overall pleased, content, comfortable, happy (!!) with the state of our home now, finally, after 5 years of renovating–there were a couple small things that I wanted to add/do before […]

This is a post about light bulbs, but I hope the topic won’t turn you off because I’ve learned that lighting has as much impact on a room as paint color or flooring or finishes! Light bulbs have completely changed over the past decade and I’m a firm believer that they can (and will) absolutely […]


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