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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Ania in her nursery.

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Ania’s Nursery Reveal

See Ania’s nursery reveal and take a tour of her finished room. I’m sharing the items and paint colors we used to bring her room to life. What a special day it is! I’m so happy to be sharing Ania’s nursery reveal. Even though she’s almost a year old (like, in a few days), we […]

See Ania’s nursery reveal and take a tour of her finished room. I’m sharing the items and paint colors we used to bring her room to life. What a special day it is! I’m so happy to be sharing Ania’s nursery reveal. Even though she’s almost a year old (like, in a few days), we […]

A picture of the aprons in my kitchen.

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2021 Summer Home Tour

Join me by taking a walk through our home and seeing our summer home tour.  What a fun day this is! I’m joining several of my blogging friends to bring you our annual summer home tour! A very big thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for continuing to organize this fun tour. I always enjoy […]

Join me by taking a walk through our home and seeing our summer home tour.  What a fun day this is! I’m joining several of my blogging friends to bring you our annual summer home tour! A very big thanks to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for continuing to organize this fun tour. I always enjoy […]

A picture of our front pots filled with lavender.

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Our Front Porch Flower Pots

I love adding beautiful flowers to our front porch. In these lovely pots, you’ll find lavender which is one of my very favorite plants! I love how welcoming they make our front porch feel! See more below! Every spring, I get excited about potting plants and bringing new life to our exterior. I love the […]

I love adding beautiful flowers to our front porch. In these lovely pots, you’ll find lavender which is one of my very favorite plants! I love how welcoming they make our front porch feel! See more below! Every spring, I get excited about potting plants and bringing new life to our exterior. I love the […]

A picture showing the copper jam pan in my kitchen.

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The Copper Jam Pan

Last weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I’ve spent years waiting to be a mother… to have a precious baby filling the house with laughter, screams and so much love the cup continues to overflow at the end of the day… even after a long day. Ania is truly such a blessing and being […]

Last weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I’ve spent years waiting to be a mother… to have a precious baby filling the house with laughter, screams and so much love the cup continues to overflow at the end of the day… even after a long day. Ania is truly such a blessing and being […]

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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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