Our canopy bed in our bedroom was my dream bed. I still remember walking around a crate and barrel a decade ago and seeing a beautiful canopy bed and just knowing one day I’d have one. This home was the first time we had ceilings that felt tall enough to accomodate the bed of my dreams […]

There are at least 6 people that I’m close to in my life that are moving or have recently bought a house (and I’m sure at least a dozen more that have in the last year!). Every time I scramble to find something to send them as a housewarming gift. Buying a house or renting […]

Our new dining light is here and it’s perfect in it’s simplicity. I knew I wanted a large globe light–they’re classic and even a little vintage feeling. My grandma had 4 white globe lights hanging over her island in her kitchen and I remember even as a child thinking how cool they were. In my […]

Happy New Year! When I think about 2014, I get overwhelmed. It was a good year and a hard year, too. We couldn’t feel more grateful to be on this end of it. I plan on diving back into another VERY FULL year of renovating and blogging–ohhhh I can’t wait to share with you what […]


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