• Our Home
  • Kitchen: Current State

    We’ve made a lot of progress in our kitchen in the past several weeks. (As a reminder, here’s where we were when we started.)┬áThe last time I updated you, we were in the demolition phase and were refinishing the terrazzo floors. Once the floors were finished, we began the long process of building and installing […]

  • Life
  • All Set – Well, Kind Of

    cradle, mid century changing table, nursery, bedroom

    Last week I woke up with an itch to paint our bedroom and managed to finish in one day – which is a huge feat for me. The next day I trimmed out a door in our bedroom and spent the next couple of nights painting the new trim and old, yellowing door. Although our […]

  • Life
  • Newborn Essentials

    newborn essentials

    While we work towards finishing the kitchen our baby boy is working towards making his arrival, which means we too, need to work towards preparing for his arrival. I’ve come to learn which items we prefer during those precious, sleepy newborn days and wanted to share my list of newborn essentials (instead of another non-essential […]

  • Life
  • Nesting and Waiting

    peacock chair, mid century dresser, vintage doll house, vintage guitar, wall art

    I’m in the last few weeks (or days) of my pregnancy and have been nesting like a mad woman. Our kitchen is still a work in progress and I’ve let go of the expectation that it’ll be done before the baby is born. The most I ask for now is a kitchen sink and am […]

  • Life
  • From The Weekend

    I’ve been searching for just the right piece of furniture for some extra storage in our home. Last week this mid century inspired media stand arrived from Target and I quickly assembled it. It was too short, though, and something just didn’t feel right. It might be my tendency to be a wood snob and […]

  • Renovation
  • Our Terrazzo

    This week we’re taking a big step in this kitchen renovation by refinishing our terrazzo floors. Everything is piled in the living room and completely chaotic but it’s a huge turning point in this remodeling process. Our contractor will start with a treatment of paint and varnish remover followed by heavy duty hydrogen peroxide to […]

  • Inspiration
  • Kitchen Design

    brass, quartz, terrazzo, subway tile

    Today is a big turning point for our kitchen remodel. We’ll be taking out the remaining cabinets, finishing up the initial electrical work, and preparing our home for the terrazzo floor to be refinished. I’ll be saying goodbye to our functioning kitchen sink and quite possibly my sanity. But! It’s the step in the right […]

  • Life
  • Very Happy Christmas

    small christmas tree

    This petite, ornament-less Christmas tree and a string of lights on our front porch is the extent of our Christmas decorations this year. I’m learning – nay, forcing – myself to say no to some things this year. Although I worry my children would prefer shiny ornaments on our tree, I think it’s better than […]