Our Exciting Kitchen Makeover: Before and After

July 29, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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It’s time for our kitchen reveal! It’s amazing what paint can do to transform a space:We had a contractor paint the cabinets as well as add hardware to them and replace the travertine backsplash with subway tile. It was a little nerve-wracking trying to choose paint and backsplash colors while still in Chicago. We just […]

Recent Home Decor Purchases

July 26, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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With the majority of unpacking completed, let the decorating fun begin! I have been picking up a few new pieces here and there. Always on the hunt for a good bargain, I wanted to share a couple of the deals I’ve found to start making our house a home:   Amber Ikat Walter Chair (World […]

How to Organize Kids Bedroom Closets

July 24, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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Yesterday, it seemed like everywhere I looked in our house there was a big mess. A typical occurrence with two preschoolers running rampant, but exacerbated by the fact that we are still in the midst of settling in to our new home. But then I stepped into the girls closet and felt better. At least […]

Home Tour on Design Mom

July 19, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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While we’ve been settling into our San Antonio home for a couple weeks now, I got to reminisce about our Chicago condo this week thanks to a feature on the amazing Design Mom blog.I was thrilled for the opportunity to share a tour of our Chicago home and do a little interview about our life […]

Martha Stewart Living Craft Space

July 17, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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I remember when I first saw the Martha Stewart craft room collection in a Home Decorators catalog a couple years ago – I think my jaw dropped!HomeDecorators.comThe look of the pieces was amazing and their ability to hold a ton of random craft supplies in a beautiful, organized way was something worth oohing and aahing […]

San Antonio Kitchen Inspiration

July 15, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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When it came to thinking about remodeling ideas for our “new” kitchen, it was a pretty easy process – I wanted it to look like this! BHG.com I had ripped this image out from the March 2010 issue of Better Homes and GardensĀ – long before I knew I would actually have a chance to remodel […]

Remodeling Plans

July 12, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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Despite being empty, our new home was buzzing with activity in June while the girls and I wrapped things up in Chicago and Ross started his new job in San Antonio. We decided to have some remodeling work done to the home before we moved in. The house was built in 1997 and was in […]

Moving into a New Home – Unpacking Tips

July 10, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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The last couple days we’ve been chipping away at boxes after the girls go to bed. Little by little we are making progress toward settling in. Here are a few tips we’ve learned during the process, and as I’m still in the midst of it, I’d love to hear some of your own! 1. Clean […]

It’s Official – We’ve Moved!

July 08, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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I hope everyone had a long relaxing 4th of July weekend. Ours flew by and wasn’t terribly relaxing, but it was exciting nonetheless – we spent it finally making our move from Chicago to San Antonio!It was hard to say goodbye to our first home. We arrived there 7 years ago as young newlyweds and […]

DIY Beach Tote

July 03, 2013 | FILED UNDER: Uncategorized
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Have an old straw bag in your closet? Give it a summer makeover with a little bit of spray paint!I got this idea when I was going through my closet finding things to donate before our move. I had the plain straw bag for years and was thinking of getting rid of it. But I […]

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