How many times do you eat in your formal dining room? Every night? Every Sunday? Every…. Christmas or Thanksgiving?
At my Mumsie’s house, nearly every family meal is eaten in her dining room (aside from her bacon and iced tea breakfast).
On the flip side, I can honestly count on one hand the times we’ve sat at our table. I even set it for Christmas last year and everyone still congregated in the family room instead.
Continue reading “Ditch the Dining Room and Opt for Office?”
Ever wonder what a pool looked like being built from start to finish?
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Once I said “goodbye” to the beautiful travertine backsplash in my once traditional kitchen, we needed to find a comparable replacement. I had a very specific color in mind for the backsplash in my Coastal Kitchen renovation. Sea glass green, but not sage, with a hint of blue, but not turquoise. And I wanted it to be glass. Totally easy to find, right?… Continue reading “Glass Backsplash”
I feel like approaching your thirties causes you to sit back and begin to truly self assess who you are as a person. What do you want out of life? What do you enjoy doing with your
spare time? What is your style? Coming into six years of being in the same house, I finally decided to do a complete overhaul on our home- beginning with the Kitchen.
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Getting ready for a Closing the other day, I thought I’d be proactive and get some laundry going before it was time to leave. I grabbed the baby’s hamper, tossed everything in the washer without hesitation and went about my merry way.
34 minutes and delicate cycle later, the familiar sound of Schubert’s “Die Forelle” signifies its time to switch the clothes to the dryer. Continue reading “Diaper in the Washing Machine”
Not too long ago, advertising granite countertops in a home for sale was a HUGE selling point: “Kitchen boasts GRANITE countertops!” YIPPEE!
Once the gorgeous stone picked up traction in the design world, nearly every new build home or renovated home had granite somewhere- kitchen, the master bath, or the guest bath (more often chosen first because visitors would see it before they’d see the master).
Nowadays, you’ll see more homes having other stone and solid surface material countertops such as Quartz and Marble installed.
But what’s the big difference? They’re all just rocks …right?
Here’s a brief breakdown in some differences between the three top stones.
Continue reading “Granite vs. Quartz vs. Marble”
Let’s get one thing straight- tile should never have a bounce to it. Ever. One day while taking a shower, I noticed a little spring in my footing. Chalking it up to perhaps an extra pep in my step from getting both babies in bed early, I didn’t give it much thought. A few days later, same place and time, there was an audible *pop*. Hmmmm…..
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Hey, Y’all! I am so incredibly excited to be able to reach out via this new medium! This Blog will be vastly based on providing valuable tips for all things house related including home improvement and design, advice from various experts in process, and chronicles of my experiences while being pregnant twice during the busiest years of my career. Trust me, you cannot make these stories up! Stick with me and I promise you will enjoy the ride.