• 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 […]

  • DIY
  • Kitchen Remodel: Before

    Kitchen soffit and wall removal

    We’ve been making headway with our kitchen remodel and are quickly approaching the chaos that is sure to come with a large remodel project. Our cabinets have been delivered, the sink and faucet are on the way, and I’m losing plenty of sleep while contemplating all of the lighting options. While I am attempting to […]