We woke up on the morning of the BHG and Crate and Barrel shoot filled with excitement (you can read all about getting the space ready here and here).  This shoot was a dream and I’m so excited to share the finished product with you!  So, here we go! First Read More

Welcome Life In with Crate and Barrel

Aug 24, 2017

Aug 22, 2017

After a crappy contractor left us high and dry (yep, I said it.  C.R.A.P.P.Y.), a spring snowstorm that left us wet and muddy, and a day spent in the cold and muck trying to make sense of the patio, we made it to shoot day with one of my favorite furnishing Read More

Behind the Scenes of Big Shoot

Window treatments are my favorite way to put a finishing touch on a room.  I think of them as the jewelry in a space—the perfect accessory to top things off and make a room feel complete. Custom roman shades can get expensive, so I’ve devised Read More

Faux Roman Shade with Frigidaire Professional

Jul 21, 2016

Jul 13, 2016

Open shelving is one of the hottest trends in kitchen design right now.  It doesn’t show any signs of going away any time soon and allows for both a beautiful display area and a practical, go-to for every day dishes and cookbooks. You can create Read More

DIY Open Shelves with Frigidaire Professional

Tiling is consistently one of the DIY projects I get asked about the most.  It can be intimidating to launch into tiling your backsplash when you’ve never tiled before.  Tiling the first time has a bit of a learning curve, once you get the hang of Read More

DIY Kitchen Backsplash with Frigidaire Professional

Jul 7, 2016

Oct 19, 2015

I hope you had a lovely fall weekend!  We had planned to go out of town but instead opted to stay home, hit up some local Halloween festivities, and relax.  It was perfect. We are slowly (so, so slowly) getting all of our window treatments up.  I Read More

How to Install a Roller Shade (video)

While I was recovering from delivery with Anna, a lot was happening at the house and I couldn’t wait to go up and shoot an update for you, including exterior work, railing, and a whole lot more. Here’s a little video tour of progression at the #staggreno Read More

House Update: We’re Nearly There (video)

Aug 6, 2015

Jan 15, 2015

My friends, I have seen the deeper depths of hell known as potty training and I can say with a wee bit of apprehension that our girl is about 80% there.  At over 7 months pregnant with a husband working around the clock in the office and on the house, Read More

Home Tour: The Nursery

Merry Christmas Eve!  My goodness, this holiday season seems to have snuck up on me and I can’t believe it’s already this time of year (and that I’m in my third trimester– holy moly!).  Time is marching on and we are pushing to move forward on demo Read More

Home Tour: Bathrooms

Dec 24, 2014

Dec 17, 2014

Sorry for the slight delay in today’s post.  I’m having internet issues this morning.  Why can’t technology just work effortlessly at all times? Today I’m giving you the first look inside our new/old home and giving you a tour of the living room.  It’s Read More

Home Tour: Living Room

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