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 Troy Lighting Our bedroom is the one room in our home that has been evolving for years and never really complete, but after this week, I think I’m cautiously calling it done. The cherry on top? Lighting, of course. For years, Chris has been rocking a floor lamp on his side […]

Surprise! Etsy is an incredible source for…lighting? It’s true. When I posted on Friday about a source on Etsy a friend and I came across for her bathroom lighting, so many of you asked for more. And hey, we aim to please around here. Not only are these lights, generally, hand-made from real people or […]


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