home additions

It’s crazy to think we have already lived in this space for almost 2.5 years. A little tidbit about me: I have never in my life lived in one residence for more than 3 years. But since it doesn’t look like we’re moving into another space anytime soon (hello exorbitant living expenses in California!), we’re […]

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new addition

No, we aren’t adding a baby to the family (yet), but we did hang stringed lights in our living room. Needless to say, I am obsessed. It creates some much needed light (we have no overhead light in our living room and have been getting by with lamps) and a lovely atmosphere (a la backyard […]

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diy pom pom garland

I have been wanting to make a pom pom garland for a while now, so yesterday I spent my time watching Gilmore Girls being productive by plopping down on the couch with yarn, a fork, and some scissors. I followed this simple tutorial and used a serving fork (larger than a regular eating one) to […]

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DIY Pennant

I’ve probably mentioned here that I’m not a naturally gifted crafter. But I strive to be. I love to make things, and I love to make things that are free. I’ve been seeing pennants popping up online that aren’t sports related : ones that include inspirational messages or song lyrics or anything else of the […]

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our gallery wall

I’m so excited to finally have my collected photos and prints up on display as a gallery wall! This little wall of happy boosts my mood every time I look at it (which I often do, as it’s straight across from my spot on the couch). There are a lot of tutorials for putting up […]

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DIY christmas banner

Well, Thanksgiving is this week (can’t believe it!), which means your Christmas decorations are about to come out (if they haven’t already). We’ll get our big tree this weekend, but last week I made a super simple Christmas banner for our “mantle” (along the same lines as my fall banner). Here’s how I did it: […]

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DIY scrap garland

All I’ve wanted to do lately is make things. My husband and I have been working on making our Halloween costumes (my first time ever to do this), but I need more, more I say! So the other night, while Whitney was working on his costume (it’s a surprise!), I decided to sit down with […]

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repurposing our china cabinet : part two

This past weekend we finally buckled down and finished our china cabinet (after our first afternoon working here). We knocked the rest of it out in a few hours, and it’s so rewarding to be done. Since this is my (our) first time repurposing a piece of furniture, we learned some things along the way. […]

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repurposing our china cabinet

After an exhausting day at the beach Saturday (the sun just drains you, ya know?), we got to working on repurposing our china cabinet on Sunday. We started with the doors and the shelves and will be tackling the body of the cabinet this upcoming weekend. We sanded the yellow paint off, wiped them down, […]

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apartment tour : our bedroom

As promised, here is our bedroom! Most of our decor is throughout the rest of the house since that’s where people will see it. I also don’t like to clutter up a bedroom since it tends to get cluttered with other things already (like clothes). My favorite part of our bedroom is the huge sliding […]

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