Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Gravel Shopping for Our Urban Garden

Our red brick patio pavers were laid atop 1-2″ of find sand, and underneath that is several inches of crushed limestone. The limestone layer extends under our DIY planter boxes, which will help with drainage and still allow for any powerful plants to root their way into earth – well, fingers crossed! In any case, the sorta grey, sortaKEEP READING >

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An Easy Built-In Bench (+ Insulation + Stain!)

After we built our planter boxes, the rain came. It came, and it came, and it came, and it took over a week to receive two days of blue skies in a row. The first morning of the sunny-double-days, we got right to work on phase two of the planter boxes – built-in bench seating, insulating and staining! Jumping back for just a second, we had aKEEP READING >

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Calling the Laundry Cabinets Done!

After we mounted our laundry cabinetry, we waited weeks to finish trimming it out. Instead, we’d say, we have to go to the grocery store today! Or, let’s lay brick pavers instead! Or, want to map out our planter boxes? I think we were getting burned out on the laundry room. It’s been a long, winding, renovation road since lastKEEP READING >

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A Night In

A few months ago, Julia asked me to change the way we think about photographing our homes. Let me explain – have you ever noticed that bloggers are always (always!) chasing that daylight? But what if we started pulling out the camera in the evening, after the sun has gone down? By mid-afternoon, I’m already counting down the minutesKEEP READING >

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37 Feet of DIY Planter Boxes

With the paver patio complete, we were excited to dive into phase two of our backyard project – planter boxes! We’ve been talking about these boxes for months – over dinner, in the car, while walking the pups (you name it!) – and it felt so good to start knocking them out. In our minds, we were planningKEEP READING >

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If At First You Don’t Succeed: Part II

See Part I right here! I couldn’t shake that something felt ‘off’ in our living room. We spend a lot of our time in there, rubbing the dogs’ bellies, marathon-ing our way through Netflix, brainstorming upcoming projects and, of course, lots and lots of lounging. At first, I felt like maybe things were a littleKEEP READING >