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happy weekend


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friday! one week till the holidays! i’m officially done with my part time job until 2017, but still wrapping up some stuff before i’m on break. we’ve got holiday parties tonight and tomorrow — and the kitchen is scheduled to be done next week! so stoked. have a good weekend!  Read More

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our kitchen : updates


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i’ve been so excited to share what’s been happening with the kitchen renovation for a while, we’re hopefully just about a week out (or maybe even less) from being finished and i couldn’t be more ready to have a kitchen again. we’ve installed the cabinets, the doors and just recently our countertops (which makes the biggest difference!), now it’s the backsplash, toe kicks, shelving, some finishing touches and finally appliances! 

it’s crazy how it’s not finished yet, but it’s already become such a special part of our home. we’ve done it up just like we dreamed, and it’s been so exciting to plan future dinner parties and hosting holidays (if my mom ever allows that) and game nights and even just being able to cook breakfast for my family here. like just looking at our big white island, i just picture baking on it with our future babies, and then i swell up. today i’ve teamed up with esurance to talk about home ownership in general and how it’s super fun, but also super scary sometimes. 
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holiday / printables

printable pattern gift wrap


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i’ve been meaning to do a printable for your holiday wrapping, so better late than never! excited to share with you guys this fun graphic pattern i made, that makes for very fun packaging for your gifts. i’m kind of obsessed with how my presents look wrapped in it.
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gift guide

holiday gift guide : for the jetsetter



the holidays are less than 2 weeks away now — so you really need to get a move on for your shopping! luckily the majority of these gifts are amazon prime (and pretty inexpensive too, meaning you could get a few of these for a super nice travel themed gift set!) here are some fun ideas for the traveler in your life.  Read More


DIY leather luggage rack


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with the holidays totally here, i wanted to share this simple DIY for all you hosting relatives in your guest rooms. i’ve always wanted a luggage rack for our guest room, but have never liked any — so we decided to just make it! and now i think this is the chicest luggage rack ever.  Read More

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happy weekend



how are you guys?? starting to decorate for the holidays? i’ve been very sad that we didn’t have a place for a tree this year with most of the house covered in plastic during the kitchen reno, but we’ve decided that we’re just going to decorate the shit out of our bedroom where we spend all our time right now anyway. so we’re going to get a tree tonight and i’m happy. hope you guys have a good weekend! here are some fun links.  Read More