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Introducing Our Digital Artwork Collection

Today I’m introducing our digital artwork collection and all the prints you’ll find available in our online shop! It’s time to fill your home with unique, affordable artwork! What an exciting day it is! And one that’s truly been a long time coming. Over the years, I’ve had several requests to share the photographs I’ve […]

Today I’m introducing our digital artwork collection and all the prints you’ll find available in our online shop! It’s time to fill your home with unique, affordable artwork! What an exciting day it is! And one that’s truly been a long time coming. Over the years, I’ve had several requests to share the photographs I’ve […]

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Naming Our New Property

I’m talking all about the process of naming our new property. Continue reading to see what we chose and why it’s so special to us! Now that Todd and I have a clear direction for our property and the home we’ll be building, the time has come to officially give it a name. There’s something […]

I’m talking all about the process of naming our new property. Continue reading to see what we chose and why it’s so special to us! Now that Todd and I have a clear direction for our property and the home we’ll be building, the time has come to officially give it a name. There’s something […]

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The Homes That Inspired Our Exterior

I’m talking all about the homes that inspired our exterior and sharing several elements we’ll be incorporating into the exterior appearance of our home. In all my searching (and I searched a lot) there wasn’t ever a pre-made floor plan that felt right, which is why we decided to start from the beginning with an […]

I’m talking all about the homes that inspired our exterior and sharing several elements we’ll be incorporating into the exterior appearance of our home. In all my searching (and I searched a lot) there wasn’t ever a pre-made floor plan that felt right, which is why we decided to start from the beginning with an […]

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Building A New, Old Home

I’m sharing all about our plan to start building a new, old home on our property and why I feel so drawn to having a timeless design style for our new home. A few weeks ago I shared a big update on the process of designing and building our new home. It’s been quite the […]

I’m sharing all about our plan to start building a new, old home on our property and why I feel so drawn to having a timeless design style for our new home. A few weeks ago I shared a big update on the process of designing and building our new home. It’s been quite the […]

A picture of us looking over building plans.

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Plans That Change

Most of us experience plans that change. The journey of building our new home isn’t any different. Below I’m sharing an update. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared any big updates on our house building journey. That’s not to say things haven’t been happening behind the scenes, because they certainly have, but I […]

Most of us experience plans that change. The journey of building our new home isn’t any different. Below I’m sharing an update. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared any big updates on our house building journey. That’s not to say things haven’t been happening behind the scenes, because they certainly have, but I […]

A picture of the finished kitchen vent hood.

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How We Built Our Custom Kitchen Vent Hood

I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. Even though we sold our Willow House, I wanted to share how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. I’ve had so many requests to share this tutorial that I didn’t want to leave you hanging!  When it comes to […]

I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. Even though we sold our Willow House, I wanted to share how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. I’ve had so many requests to share this tutorial that I didn’t want to leave you hanging!  When it comes to […]

A picture of our finished master bathroom.

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The Willow House Before & After

I’m sharing a full, side by side tour of The Willow House before and after our remodel. It’s such a great makeover and it’s hard to believe where we first started! Even though we sold our Willow House and it’s in the hands of a new owner, I wanted to share all of the before […]

I’m sharing a full, side by side tour of The Willow House before and after our remodel. It’s such a great makeover and it’s hard to believe where we first started! Even though we sold our Willow House and it’s in the hands of a new owner, I wanted to share all of the before […]

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Saying Goodbye To Our Willow House

With the recent sale of our home, today I’m saying goodbye to our Willow House. Saying goodbye is never easy. It’s an official ending and even when we know it’s time to close the door and walk through a new one, it can be very bittersweet. Saying goodbye to our Willow House was just that. […]

With the recent sale of our home, today I’m saying goodbye to our Willow House. Saying goodbye is never easy. It’s an official ending and even when we know it’s time to close the door and walk through a new one, it can be very bittersweet. Saying goodbye to our Willow House was just that. […]

A picture of our family on our future front porch.

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Our Next Big Move!

Surprise! We sold our house and I’m sharing all about our next big move below! I’ve been keeping a big secret for the last month or so… Todd and I have sold our house and we close right after Thanksgiving! It almost doesn’t feel real saying that, but here we are! Over the last two […]

Surprise! We sold our house and I’m sharing all about our next big move below! I’ve been keeping a big secret for the last month or so… Todd and I have sold our house and we close right after Thanksgiving! It almost doesn’t feel real saying that, but here we are! Over the last two […]

A picture showing our finished kitchen remodel.

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Our Kitchen Remodel Is Finished

I’m so incredibly excited to share that our kitchen remodel is finished! It’s been a long few years in the making, but it was worth every second! See all of the details below! Perhaps one of the most rewarding projects in this entire house remodel, is our kitchen. To say that it was bad when […]

I’m so incredibly excited to share that our kitchen remodel is finished! It’s been a long few years in the making, but it was worth every second! See all of the details below! Perhaps one of the most rewarding projects in this entire house remodel, is our kitchen. To say that it was bad when […]

A picture of our Oh Come All Ye Faithful tea towel.

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Shop Our Christmas Collection!

I am so very excited to announce that you can now shop our Christmas collection! After months, upon months of working on the launch for our Christmas collection, A Merry Little Christmas, I am so thrilled to say the collection is now live and ready for you to shop! Each and every item is special […]

I am so very excited to announce that you can now shop our Christmas collection! After months, upon months of working on the launch for our Christmas collection, A Merry Little Christmas, I am so thrilled to say the collection is now live and ready for you to shop! Each and every item is special […]

A picture of our kitchen range with a dutch oven on the stove.

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10 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Kitchen For Fall

Ready to decorate your kitchen for fall? I’m sharing ten easy ways to make your kitchen feel warm and inviting for the fall season! During the fall season, I love to spend time in my kitchen cooking and baking. It’s a passion of mine. Oftentimes, I think the kitchen can be an area that is […]

Ready to decorate your kitchen for fall? I’m sharing ten easy ways to make your kitchen feel warm and inviting for the fall season! During the fall season, I love to spend time in my kitchen cooking and baking. It’s a passion of mine. Oftentimes, I think the kitchen can be an area that is […]

A picture showing the pillows in our Christmas collection.

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Coming Soon: Our Christmas Collection

I’m so excited to announce that coming soon, we’ll be launching our first ever Christmas collection! I can’t wait to show you what all we’ve been working on! For the past several months I’ve been quietly working hard behind the scenes to create a new Christmas collection. Just typing those words is exciting! It’s been […]

I’m so excited to announce that coming soon, we’ll be launching our first ever Christmas collection! I can’t wait to show you what all we’ve been working on! For the past several months I’ve been quietly working hard behind the scenes to create a new Christmas collection. Just typing those words is exciting! It’s been […]

A picture of our finished downstairs living room.

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Our Brick Fireplace Makeover

I’m sharing our brick fireplace makeover. What was once a really dated fireplace, is now updated and fresh thanks to paint and new trim work. Even though you’ve seen several finished pictures of our brick fireplace makeover, I wanted to share the process of how we got here. If I’m honest, of all the rooms […]

I’m sharing our brick fireplace makeover. What was once a really dated fireplace, is now updated and fresh thanks to paint and new trim work. Even though you’ve seen several finished pictures of our brick fireplace makeover, I wanted to share the process of how we got here. If I’m honest, of all the rooms […]

A picture of the gluten free spiced chai scones and a tray of hot tea mugs.

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Gluten Free Spiced Chai Scones

These delicious gluten free spiced chai scones are absolutely divine. The classic spiced chai flavors pair together with the tender scone to create a wonderful breakfast treat. I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m not much of a coffee drinker. I’ve never really acquired a taste for it, which is quite funny considering […]

These delicious gluten free spiced chai scones are absolutely divine. The classic spiced chai flavors pair together with the tender scone to create a wonderful breakfast treat. I’m not sure if you know this, but I’m not much of a coffee drinker. I’ve never really acquired a taste for it, which is quite funny considering […]

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Join me as I share several easy to implement ideas that will give your home a breath of fresh air and leave you feeling excited about the changes you see by the end of the week! 

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