Legrand WiFi Lighting System (+ winner announced)

I love when companies come up with smart home products (no pun intended there).  Something that makes your home life just a little bit easier.  It's an added bonus if it's also pretty.  Our Legrand wifi lighting system fits the bill in both areas. We've Read More
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Playroom Built-in Plans, Doors, and Lighting

As we've been getting closer to moulding and shelving installations, I've been narrowing down exactly where I want all of the special details like built-in shelves, moulding accents, etc.  I knew right away I wanted built-ins around the new huge window Read More
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Tips for Chopping Down Trees (video)

I've mentioned before how many dead or overgrown trees we had at the new/old home.  We looked into how much it would cost to pay someone to take them out but quickly ruled that out.  Wow, is tree removal expensive-- especially when you have a gazillion Read More
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The Plan: Exterior Backyard

My apologies for this post going up a couple days later than planned.  Is anyone else feeling like they're drowning this holiday season?  Between the house, the toddler, the pregnancy, and holiday commitments, I'm feeling like I can't keep up.  And Read More
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DIY FAUX RELAXED ROMAN SHADE

First, thank you for your sweet response here and on Instagram about the master bathroom.  It's so wonderful to have it finished so we can finally enjoy it and not trip over a construction zone to get to the closet.  It's the little things:) Today Read More
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MASTER BATHROOM REVEAL

It's done!  The master bathroom is done!  This was a major project-- the most expensive in our home to date in fact-- and I've got a spring in my step ever since we completed it. First, let's take a look back at its humble (read: ugly) beginnings... Read More
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MASTER BATHROOM PLAN AND PROGRESS

Have I mentioned what a pain in the arse this project is?  Being without a bathroom adjacent to our bedroom, yet a gateway to our closet, remodeling the master bathroom is not unlike a root canal.  Painful, yet necessary, and in the end, you're so Read More
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HOW TO STAIN AN EXISTING DECK

We are loving our new deck.  We eat out there several times a week for breakfast or dinner, and play outside during the day.  We've already hosted parties and the view from our dining room and kitchen is so so much better.  Last night Jon said "I Read More
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SUBWAY TILE KITCHEN BACKSPLASH HOW TO

I always knew I wanted a subway tile backsplash in this kitchen.  It's classic and clean and simple and I just knew it would look fantastic after our cabinets were painted. We had already removed our old backslash and prepped the wall.  And by this Read More
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HOW TO ADD MOULDING TO A KITCHEN ISLAND

I hope your Easter was as lovely as mine!  We celebrated with a mini egg hunt in the backyard, lunch with the grandparents on our deck (heaven) and thinking of Christ.  Ruby had so much fun and is coming off a jellybean high.  Here's to a week of healthy Read More
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