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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 […]

A picture of the finished bathroom.

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Our Downstairs Bathroom Reveal

See our downstairs bathroom reveal and how we transformed this space into a functioning bathroom! I’ve included all of the room sources as well. I’m so excited to be sharing the reveal of our downstairs bathroom with you today. This space has dramatically changed from when we first bought the house a few years ago. […]

See our downstairs bathroom reveal and how we transformed this space into a functioning bathroom! I’ve included all of the room sources as well. I’m so excited to be sharing the reveal of our downstairs bathroom with you today. This space has dramatically changed from when we first bought the house a few years ago. […]

A picture of our kitchen decorated for fall.

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2021 Fall Home Tour

Take our 2021 fall home tour and see how we have decorated our house for the fall season. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for. It’s just so easy to add in all the beautiful elements of fall. The colors, the textures and […]

Take our 2021 fall home tour and see how we have decorated our house for the fall season. I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Fall is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for. It’s just so easy to add in all the beautiful elements of fall. The colors, the textures and […]

A picture showing open shelving with framed digital artwork.

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Digital Art Prints For Fall

Below I’m sharing my favorite digital art prints for fall, as well as helpful printing tips, my most loved frame options and more! It’s no secret that I love digital art prints. You’ll see them all throughout our home and not only are they beautiful, but they’re very budget friendly too. I first used the […]

Below I’m sharing my favorite digital art prints for fall, as well as helpful printing tips, my most loved frame options and more! It’s no secret that I love digital art prints. You’ll see them all throughout our home and not only are they beautiful, but they’re very budget friendly too. I first used the […]

A picture of our fall fireplace mantel.

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Decorating Our Mantel For Fall

I’ve been busy decorating our mantel for fall and I’m sharing all about it below! After many, many years of not having a mantel to decorate for fall, I now have one. Just typing that sentence is exciting. We’ve been working hard to get our downstairs living room finished, and the biggest project on the […]

I’ve been busy decorating our mantel for fall and I’m sharing all about it below! After many, many years of not having a mantel to decorate for fall, I now have one. Just typing that sentence is exciting. We’ve been working hard to get our downstairs living room finished, and the biggest project on the […]

A picture of the background and calendar on a computer and phone.

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Hello September!

Hello September! With the new month making its arrival, I wanted to share a few digital device backgrounds for you to use and enjoy throughout the month. It’s hard to believe it’s already September. It seems like we just started the summer months, but here we are, getting ready to welcome fall and the change […]

Hello September! With the new month making its arrival, I wanted to share a few digital device backgrounds for you to use and enjoy throughout the month. It’s hard to believe it’s already September. It seems like we just started the summer months, but here we are, getting ready to welcome fall and the change […]

A picture of the gluten free strawberry shortcake scones.

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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Scones

These gluten free strawberry shortcake scones are perfect for a special breakfast or brunch. They’re filled with fresh strawberries, then topped with homemade whipped cream and strawberry sauce! Our sweet Ania girl loves strawberries. They’re one of her very favorite foods and I can’t blame her. Strawberries are yummy! Most days she loves to munch […]

These gluten free strawberry shortcake scones are perfect for a special breakfast or brunch. They’re filled with fresh strawberries, then topped with homemade whipped cream and strawberry sauce! Our sweet Ania girl loves strawberries. They’re one of her very favorite foods and I can’t blame her. Strawberries are yummy! Most days she loves to munch […]

A picture showing the kitchen and apron wall.

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Trimming Out Our Kitchen End Panel

See how we easily installed custom trim work to our kitchen cabinet end panel. With our kitchen remodel almost coming to an end (and the full reveal coming soon!!), I wanted to share about a few more details that have really enhanced our kitchen. To add another custom touch, we wanted to trim out our […]

See how we easily installed custom trim work to our kitchen cabinet end panel. With our kitchen remodel almost coming to an end (and the full reveal coming soon!!), I wanted to share about a few more details that have really enhanced our kitchen. To add another custom touch, we wanted to trim out our […]

A picture of the honeysuckle growing on the trellis.

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Our Wall Of Honeysuckle

See how our wall of honeysuckle added character to the exterior of our home and see how we installed it with willow trellises. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared anything relating to our back patio makeover. A few years ago, we removed our existing tiny patio and had a new, much larger concrete […]

See how our wall of honeysuckle added character to the exterior of our home and see how we installed it with willow trellises. It’s been a little while since I’ve shared anything relating to our back patio makeover. A few years ago, we removed our existing tiny patio and had a new, much larger concrete […]

A picture of our finished master bathroom.

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Our Master Bathroom Is Finished

Our master bathroom is finished! Take the tour to see all the finishes we selected, as well as the terrible before photos. This is one great before and after! I’ve been so excited to share the big, exciting news! Our master bathroom is finished! And I’m sharing the big reveal below. When we bought our […]

Our master bathroom is finished! Take the tour to see all the finishes we selected, as well as the terrible before photos. This is one great before and after! I’ve been so excited to share the big, exciting news! Our master bathroom is finished! And I’m sharing the big reveal below. When we bought our […]

A picture of our master bedroom headboard and our nightstand.

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Building Our Master Bedroom Headboard

Building our master bedroom headboard couldn’t have been easier and it’s made such a huge difference for our bedroom. I’m sharing my easy tutorial below. We’ve been slowly making progress in our master bedroom. I shared the budget design plan several months ago, and then the last update I shared was our night stand makeover […]

Building our master bedroom headboard couldn’t have been easier and it’s made such a huge difference for our bedroom. I’m sharing my easy tutorial below. We’ve been slowly making progress in our master bedroom. I shared the budget design plan several months ago, and then the last update I shared was our night stand makeover […]

A picture of the gluten free toffee blondie bars.

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Gluten Free Toffee Blondie Bars

These gluten free toffee blondie bars are absolutely delicious! Don’t need them to be gluten free? Just use regular flour instead. A few weeks ago I was craving one of my favorite sweet treats, these gluten free toffee blondie bars. They’re one of my very favorite cookie bars and they never last very long because […]

These gluten free toffee blondie bars are absolutely delicious! Don’t need them to be gluten free? Just use regular flour instead. A few weeks ago I was craving one of my favorite sweet treats, these gluten free toffee blondie bars. They’re one of my very favorite cookie bars and they never last very long because […]

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