Around Our Home

april showers bring may flowers.

We got home from our weekend away today to find three gorgeous Stargazer Lillies had bloomed. I am so excited about them. I kinda…

a not so subtle reminder.

We were recently rearranging rugs when I noticed a big, black footprint stain. I was like, “what is that?” Danny started laughing and was quick…

feeling traditional.

When we had the brick columns built for the white picket fence in our front yard (seen here), we decided to carry the brick…

our favorite kitchen tools.

Wedding registry almost ended our engagement. A girlfriend who’d been through the process warned me and suggested I take my mom, mother-in-law or a girlfriend, but no –…

easter lilly.

We kept our Easter Sunday tradition alive this year with sushi and backgammon. We opted for the homemade variety this year followed by a…

we rearranged.

… and I like it even better. i love having a little table and lamp by my big chair. now all i need is…

down feather heaven.

Remember our Valentine’s Day gift to each other? The new couch and chair (here)? It arrived yesterday! It’s just what I wanted… all down, deep cushions (I like…

rainy weekend recap.

The weekend’s forecast was rain so we didn’t make many plans but ended up keeping busy.  what we did… a great friday happy hour turned…

daydreaming.

Dreaming of the day I host fabulous wine nights and Sunday brunches in my dining room that looks like this… {nathan egan interiors} happy sunday.

my favorite time of year.

It’s official. I love spring. Everything about this season makes me feel happy and rejuvenated. Over the weekend, I decided to embrace and enjoy…

green thumb.

My mom is an avid gardener – vegetables, flowers, fruits… you name it, she can grow it. She’s pretty organic, has her own compost…

red & white blooms.

My husband recently came home from work with a very tall bouquet of flowers. I surprised Danny when I instantly said, “Oh! You got gladiolas!”…

meat & potatoes.

Last week, Danny picked up some meat and decided to make steak and baked potatoes for dinner. Between you and me, in the past…

pretty things.

I wish computer screens had a scratch-n-sniff option because these Stargazer Lilies on our kitchen table smell just as good as they look. I love how…

weekend recap.

1. friday date night. pre-dinner drinks at The Roosevelt Tavern downtown, a little renovated historic home. my only goal of the night was to…

seasons greetings.

I think most people would agree that one of the best parts of the holidays is coming home to a mailbox full of Christmas…

cozy.

I got home from work last night to find my men enjoying a fire together. Hunter loves the warmth on his coat. So cute.

deck the halls.

Our perfect lil tree is trimmed.   It’s funny how our tree and it’s ornaments are kinda like us… a mix of old and new,…

signed. sealed. delivered.

Christmas cards are the perfect excuse to spend a weekend day on the couch in a pair of sweats.  Our cards arrived before Thanksgiving…

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my little audiophile.

Danny’s Black Friday purchase arrived yesterday and I think everyone in our neighborhood knows it. I came home to find him with a giant…

diy necklace boards.

Last weekend, I was in the mood for a DIY (do it yourself) project. My necklaces tend to be a big tangled mess or…

my morning sights.

Each morning I wake up to two cuddly, snoring men and I couldn’t love it more. Yes, our dogs sleep with us. Before we…

the smell of fall.

Don’t you just love that cinnamon smell that screams the holidays are here? I do. And thanks to Trader Joe’s my entire house smells like…

green chili enchiladas.

After tonight’s workout Danny made homemade green chili chicken enchiladas for us. I love when he cooks. And of course, Hunter’s always a huge…

homebodies.

We’ve been major homebodies this week. It’s not like us, but I can’t lie – it’s been kinda nice. We kept our after-work schedules…

i’m in love with my mechanic.

As mentioned here Danny is super handy. Cars, homes, electronics – you name it, there’s a good chance he can fix it. He spent the…

first day of school.

For a while now, Danny and I have talked about putting Hunter in “Paw Play” a couple days a week to help with his…

just another night.

When I started this blog, one of my goals was to capture our everyday life. To take photos around the house when we’re not…

handy hubby.

Some of our weekends are fun and relaxing and some are spent getting things done (especially when you remodel a house yourself). This was…

frames aren’t just for photos.

have you ever bought a frame and realized you like it so much more without the photo in it? that sometimes, the photo kinda…

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weekend recap.

oh what a weekend. the tings… redecorated around the house without buying a single thing. everything feels so much fresher. rearranged the furniture in…

little treasures.

during a recent lunch break i hit up the melrose district to browse some vintage shops and found this silver footed tray with three…

it may not feel like fall.

…but it’s starting to look like it around our home. {click here to see last year’s fall look}

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flowers all around the house.

as i’ve mentioned quite a few times (seen here, here and here), i love having fresh flowers around our house. this week i decided to mix…

a thousand pounds of cardboard.

When you’re building anything from IKEA it feels like you’re surrounded by cardboard. Now, imagine building an entire IKEA kitchen – not once… but twice. That’s…

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wedding soaked brain.

I sometimes forget that not everyone is a 20-something girl who’s really into weddings and blogs. I falsely assume that everyone knows what an…

french decor.

Late last year we fell in love with and purchased two prints on Etsy (from different designers). They seemed perfect for our family. After…