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  • DIY Shelving

    House Project: Family Room Shelves

    The first owners of our house appear to have been pretty hard-core DIYers. The living room/dining room in our house has two of the four walls almost entirely covered in stone that they installed…

    March 31, 2017
  • House

    House Tour: Ani’s Room

    When my mom came down this summer to help me paint, our to-do list was the master bedroom, Ella’s room, and Ani’s room. I already had plans for the first two, but even after…

    February 17, 2017
  • Update a totally boring laundry room

    House Tour: Laundry Room

      Toward the end of the year, Bart asked me what house projects were next up on my priority list. When I told him that the laundry room was in the top two, I…

    January 27, 2017
  • House

    House Tour: A Couch Upgrade

    This post is created in partnership with Apt2B I tend to try to do as much rearranging and reusing of things in our house as possible. When we redid Ella’s room this year, the…

    December 19, 2016
  • House

    A Year of House Projects

    This post was created in partnership with Esurance I spend a lot of time thinking about our house. We moved in nearly 18 months ago, and while everything was move-in ready, it was definitely…

    December 16, 2016
  • House

    House Tour: A Painted Door

    You know how you see all those houses on Instagram or Pinterest with these amazing built-ins or cool architectural details? That is not our house. Our house is basically the DEFINITION of a cookie-cutter…

    December 6, 2016
  • House

    House Tour: Ella’s Room

    When we moved into this house, Ella’s room had to be one of the worst in the house (in a close tie to our bedroom). She had the same hideous green carpet as the…

    October 28, 2016
  • House

    House Decorating Baby Steps

    When we bought our house, there were four major factors for us. First, the price was good. Second, this house was big enough that we’d never have to move. Third, we loved the neighborhood.…

    October 21, 2016