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Our home on Design*Sponge

February 14, 2017

photo by Megan Barnard

Wayyy back in September we had our house photographed to be featured on Design*Sponge. It forced us to finally add the finishing touches we never got around to doing, like adding pillows, hanging up some artwork, and just trying to make the house look Design*Sponge worthy. I’m still not convinced it is worthy of such a high profile blog, but it is such an honor to be on it! Check out the full article and all the photos here! Click through to see a few of the photos that didn’t make it to the post:

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Nursery Inspiration

February 9, 2017

Part of our baby prep these next few months is going to be getting Baby P’s room in order. That means saying adiós to the office and welcoming yet one more (small) renovation project. You know what, I shouldn’t even call it a renovation, just a small transformation. The plans are still in the works, but here are some nurseries that I think are pretty cool: Continue Reading…


Coming Soon

January 31, 2017


Hey there! It’s been a while. I know I’ve completely left you with a cliff hanger on that great curb appeal endeavor…rest assured we did almost everything on that checklist. But now everything is brown and dormant, so maybe in when things perk up in the summer I’ll fill you in with some photos. Or maybe not, because by then we’ll have our hands full with the biggest change of our lives – a new baby!  Continue Reading…

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the great curb appeal checklist

April 28, 2016

Outside Projects

And just like that, a month goes by and the blog is silent. I promised that we weren’t done with the house renovations yet! Oh, this poor front yard. I’ve definitely given it some love in the past. But that love, my friends, was merely renter love. I weeded a little, painted the door, even planted about 4 plants that soon died after I planted them because my renter love quickly faded. But now this is homeowner love. I’m serious now. We need to kick the curb appeal up majorly and really put some effort into getting this front yard up to par with the inside. So here’s the game plan: Continue Reading…

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kitchen renovation | before & after

March 22, 2016

kitchen renovation | stuff steph does

Well folks, this is it! The final room of our renovation. The kitchen is by far the biggest transformation and also the most used space of the house. I easily spend more time in this room than any other in the house (while I’m awake, that is). If you missed any of the other reveals you can check them out here:

|   Main Bathroom   |   Home Office   |   Master Bedroom   |   Powder Room   |   Living Room   |

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