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At the beginning of every year, we make a list of all the projects we plan to tackle that year, and in 2020 (even though we had only been in our house for about 6 months) we made a pretty hefty project list. We came to a realization that we don’t want to be renovating this house […]

It’s hard to believe we started Polly’s bedroom makeover when she was transitioning out of her crib because that feels like so long ago. But now, 5 months later, we’re calling Polly’s modern cottage bedroom finished! Here’s how it looked when we moved in (her room is about 10×10) And here’s how it looks today! […]

Our exterior is this close to being done. It’s been a long PROCESS getting to this point, but we have loved taking you along for the ride in real time on Instagram. Some of the siding (more about our siding here) and trim is still going up and everything needs a second coat of paint–but we’ve heard […]

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