Monthly Archives: February 2017

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Installing Hardwood Floors When Your Floor Isn’t Level

Scott said we may need to stop calling The Scary Room, well, scary, because now that it has a floor, it’s looking not-so-scary. Maybe we just call it The Room? In any case, we installed hardwood floors, and it’s starting to lean nice and cozy with that added layer or warmth (despite the lack of trim, but we’ll get there, andKEEP READING >

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DIY a Hairpin Leg Coffee Table In 5 Steps (+ a Mini Vlog!)

Last summer, we sold our extra long Mid Century coffee table. There was a small outcry when we shared this vlog (we hear you!), but despite our love for that piece of furniture, it wasn’t the right fit for our living room. When we first moved into this home from our former condo, we would say, ‘Our living room is so big!’ OurKEEP READING >

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The (Super) Easy Way To Stay On Top of This Quarterly To-Do

This post is in partnership with FilterEasy, a service we can really get behind to keep us, our tenants and our homes happy. First month’s on them! Some of you might know that we’re active landlords to two units, both our former condo and the garden unit in our current home. We generally live by the rule that no news is good news whenKEEP READING >

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Choosing a Paint Color for the Scary Room

In what might be the most anticlimactic reveal of all time, we painted the Scary Room! Despite the lack of contrast between where we started and where we are now, painting this room has made all the difference. What was once a hodge podge of new and old drywall, yellow-y joint compound and unknown grime is now a fresh, clean slate. Aaah. WeKEEP READING >

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Working As a Blogger and Learning to Say So

I had the opportunity to sit down with Sarah Bagley a few weeks ago to record a podcast and talk about all things blogging. Sarah’s personality is so warm and inviting, and despite my own nerves, it felt like I was sitting down for a long lunch with an old friend. We cover a lot of ground, dissecting everything from life before this littleKEEP READING >

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How We Organize the Studio (So That It Doesn’t Scream, ‘I’m An Office!’)

Last week, we shared our home studio, the room that has seen countless transitions in the three-plus years since we’ve moved in. Although I can almost promise you it will continue to evolve and change, one thing remains a constant: Our goal will always be to ensure this room has the same inviting vibe as any family room – desk andKEEP READING >