This month has been full of cauliflower disguised as mashed potatoes, spaghetti squash subbing for pasta, and our new grill got plenty of delicious action. We developed a new love for black beans and fresh tomatoes and avocados. Asparagus never tasted so good. Chris couldn’t have another salad for lunch after the first week, but I am still a sucker for spinach. It’s been a tasty 3 weeks, but less than perfect–especially when you add in the caramel corn we HAD TO HAVE (twice) and the two times we went out to eat and splurged and the birthday cake we ate for Greta. I have learned you have to let yourself have a treat if you feel like you need it, or you’ll go crazy and one day you might eat an entire jar of peanut butter. (That really happened to a lady from my mission who was dieting…she called me in tears one night because she ate an entire JAR OF PEANUT BUTTER.) So we had a couple treats every now and then that tasted good, but made me feel ill every time. I haven’t been cleared for exercise yet, but Chris-baby has been getting on the elliptical 5 days a week and I am so proud of him. It’s so much easier to achieve goals when you have someone working with you.
We designed the Charly line of sofas, chairs, and ottomans with perfect proportions for comfort — with wide arms, a loungey depth, and stylish and practical lumbar pillows. Available in 70 kid-friendly, pet-friendly fabrics, this line was created with families in mind.
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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