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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.

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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, Uncategorized

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, Uncategorized

March 17, 2021

Moody Green Bedroom Makeover

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

Friday Favorites, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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, Uncategorized

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.


December 7, 2020

His and Hers Gift Guides

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2020 Best Black Friday Sales for Home Decor and Furniture

Friday Favorites, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

November 26, 2020

2020 Best Black Friday Sales for Furniture & Home Decor

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It’s the final tour of the Green Hills House project–secondary bedrooms edition!

Green Hills House, Renovations, Uncategorized

September 10, 2020

Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation – Secondary Bedrooms Tour

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Our Green Hills House project sold earlier this summer, and over the next couple weeks I’m going to be sharing the final lovely details and tours with you. Today we’ll start with some wallpaper and butcherblock in the dining room and kitchen.

Green Hills House, Renovations, Uncategorized

September 3, 2020

Modern Nashville Cottage Renovation Dining Room & Kitchen Tour

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This spring we took on our front porch and front yard as a One Room Challenge, and we LOVE the results. On the last few cool mornings (because it’s still the dead of summer in Nashville right now) I’ve sat on the front porch with Hank, coffee, and emails to start my day. I’m pretty […]

Our House, Uncategorized

August 28, 2020

Stock Tank Pool and Backyard Plans

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