Our Kitchen Remodel: Another Progress Report

Another month has passed and I wanted to give you guys an update on the kitchen renovation as well as some of my feedback on my new goodies like the countertops, backsplash, appliances and lighting. And **spoiler alert** the kitchen still isn’t done. Shocker.

Reviewing My 30″ Frigidaire Range

We’ve now been living in our house for nearly four months. And in those four months, I’ve been testing and analyzing our appliances so I can give you guys some of my honest feedback. Picking out appliances was a difficult process made much easier by the helpful appliance sales team at Nebraska Furniture Mart and…

Why I’m Obsessing Over Hanging Beds

You’ve seen them in Better Homes and Gardens. You’ve seen them in Architectural Digest. Heck. You’ve seen them ALL OVER Pinterest. They’ve become a staple in the ideal southern home and I’ve been dying to have one for quite some time. Let me introduce to you the hanging swing, also known as the hanging bed…

Installing Our Artificial Turf Grass

After months of our backyard being in “demo mode” as our pool was being built, it was hard to imagine how amazingly bright and bold it would soon become. Months of brown dirt and grey concrete became our new norm, but soon enough our world would transform from black and white to color. I just…

Building Our Pool: The Process

If you read my last post (here), you’ve seen all of the inspiration for our pool design that we recently put in our backyard. To give you a little refresher, I’ve included the pool design again in the video and screenshots below done by our amazing pool company, Pulliam Pools.

11 Important Facts I Learned About Getting New Wood Floors

I feel like I could write a book on everything I’ve learned during our never-ending renovation. Of the many subject matters I’m quickly  becoming an expert in (or at least FEEL like I’m becoming an expert in) flooring has become one of them. With my real-life experience (which you simply can’t beat) and some additional tips from…

My Front Porch Makeover: The Before

I never thought I would really own a home with a front porch. Or at least one that you could put more than two small chairs on. One that spanned the entire width of the house with steps that led up to it. Although to some, a front porch might not seem like much, to…

14 Items You Need from the Nate Berkus Target Line

Ugh. Why does Target always have to torture me? I get the emails. I see the ads on facebook. I follow them on Instagram. Whyyyyy do I do this to myself?

My Top 8 Tips on Decorating a Front Porch

If you’ve read my blog over the years, you know how much I’m obsessed with front porches. It was literally my MAIN requirement when Chad and I were house hunting last year. Well, dreams do come true because I finally have my very own front porch. And I have to say, it’s everything I imagined…

6 Live-Edge Furniture Pieces You Need Right Now

Lately I’ve been all about the live-edge trend. It’s been seen for the past few years and just isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, I think it’s getting even more popular as the years go by.

Our Kitchen Update: A Progress Report

Just when we thought we were so close to being done, there still seems to be a billion things on our to-do list. Sure, we’ve got the big things out of the way like the demo, cabinetry, hardwoods, and paint, but it’s all those little things that seem to add up.

7 Things You Need to Know Before Choosing Kitchen Countertops

Since moving into our reno, we’ve lived without countertops. We’re going on about three months now and it’s been interesting to say the least. We had no plans of going this long without countertops, but once we started shopping around (something we thought would take one single weekend), we quickly realized there were a few…



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