Teaching Old Houses New Tricks

Renovations & Real Estate

I’m picky about linens, and this trick makes buying new towels and bedding a little easier!

Our House, Primary Bedroom

August 3, 2021

Why I Always Buy White Linens

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I’m thrilled to be back on the blog for Friday Favorites, and this week I’m highlighting a whole bunch of my favorite things from Nordstrom’s Annual Sale, which is going on from now through August 8th.

Friday Favorites

July 30, 2021

Friday Favorites: July 30, 2021

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Welcome Back! The blog is all new and I’m so excited to share it with you. You’ll find real estate, renovations, blog posts, lifestyle, historic houses, and more here.

Lifestyle, Work

July 28, 2021

Welcome Back!

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Today’s my 27th birthday, and MAN, has it been a year! For my last birthday, my husband, Jonny, was so sweet and thoughtful in planning something creative since we were just three weeks into quarantine. He planned a three hour long Zoom birthday party where friends and family could pop in for any amount of time. At the time, Zoom was a novel thing to us all, and it was so much fun to see so many faces after weeks of being stuck at home. This year though, I told him that the last thing I want on my birthday is to have to be on any more Zoom calls. I’m Zoomed out. This year, we’re going to a nice dinner (our first date night INSIDE a restaurant in over a year!) and then taking a trip to White Sands National Park in New Mexico for a few days.


April 6, 2021

Happy 27th Birthday To Me!

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Hello friends! It’s Friday, and time for another round of Friday Favorites! With Easter coming up, I thought it’d be fun to do an Easter Basket Friday Favorites–all little gifts and treats in happy Spring colors.

Friday Favorites

March 26, 2021

Friday Favorites – Easter Basket Edition

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I can’t believe our guest room doesn’t have a permanent place here on the blog yet! It’s time to change that, and what better time to share pictures of a moody green bedroom than on St Patrick’s Day?

Our House, Renovations

March 17, 2021

Moody Green Bedroom Makeover

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If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already met Bonnie. She’s an adorable 1940 brick cottage with a sassy little roof swoop over an arched front porch entry. We closed on her on January 8th, and are SO excited to get started renovating and bringing her back to life. I believe that every house has a sort of soul, and if you can get to know a house, it’ll tell you what it wants to be and look like. Maybe this is why I love old homes–they have stories to tell. And just like people, the more time you take to get to know their stories, the better you’ll know them and what they want to be. Bonnie is no exception.

Renovations, The Bonnie Project

March 4, 2021

Introducing Bonnie, Our 1930s Cottage Renovation Project

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All the things you need to get through the winter months with a feeling of total hygge!

Friday Favorites, Lifestyle

January 21, 2021

16 Things You Need For a Hygge Winter

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All the befores for what will be a gorgeous modern Victorian renovation.

Renovations, Ruby

January 15, 2021

We’re Renovating a Victorian House! Meet Ruby.

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I LOVE getting a head start on Christmas shopping. But I also love buying gifts for my family, so now that I’m done with my shopping, I’m going to keep shopping… but for you! Here are my his and hers gift guides for this Christmas.

Friday Favorites, Holidays

December 7, 2020

His and Hers Gift Guides

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