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In our latest basement remodel update, I’ll show you how our basement storage room is almost done: tile floor installed, walls painted, and there’s even shelving installed! See all our 1960’s basement remodel updates here. Basement Storage Room Remodel We first showed you this storage room when it was really rough. Since that first video, […]
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Today we have an awesome gift idea (and, of course, make one for yourself, too!) — a DIY felt letter board! Make one in any size and color you like! Other simple DIY projects that make great gifts: Yard Dominoes, Two-Tiered Square Lazy Susan Organizer, and I-pad/Tablet Stand. How to Make Your Own […]
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This loaded nacho fries recipe combines french fries, shredded cheese and taco-seasoned ground beef. Top it off with your favorite veggies for a savory appetizer sure to please. To go along with the deliciousness, try our Texas Caviar, Homemade Sweet Potato Tater Tots, and Stuffed Mushrooms. Yum! Loaded Nacho Fries These loaded nacho fries are […]
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We’re kissing 2020 goodbye and reeeeeeeeally hoping that 2021 has better headlines in store. To celebrate, we have 3 special New Year’s deals for you! 1: New 2021 Calendars Our beautiful handlettered watercolor calendars are updated for 2021, including a new grid + notes calendar layout. See all the pages here (and get a free sample, too 😘) […]
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Stay organized in style with this beautiful hand-lettered watercolor 2021 monthly calendar printable set. Includes large format printable wall calendar, 8×10 calendar, desktop calendar, perpetual birthday calendar and NEW monthly grid calendar for writing appointments and reminders. 2021 Monthly Calendar Printable Set 2021 is nearly here and so is the yearly update to our hand-lettered […]
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If there’s one thing we’ve learned about living here, it’s that we do a ton of living outside. Between each at-home learning break the kids are out there running around, we make s’mores at our fire pit every week or so, we sit on our front porch and watch the neighborhood dogs go by, and we often eat or hang out on the second-floor deck (we even work on our laptops up there on especially nice days – which is where I’m writing this post right now).
We can really feel the house working extra hard for us thanks to the location/climate (good weather definitely encourages us to be outside a lot), but also due to having so many great outdoor areas for us to enjoy (we had no idea how awesome an upstairs deck would be, but boy do we appreciate having it!).
Another pretty fortunate occurrence is that a lot of these outdoor areas just needed one or two simple updates to go from “things we used to walk by” to “a spot that gets used every day.” Like this covered porch…
You last saw it in this post about our house’s exterior updates (there’s also this more recent exterior post) – and it sat pretty much unused for the last 8 months until we realized it was the perfect spot to hang a big...
This delicious Monte Cristo sandwich recipe is perfect for a special morning breakfast or brunch. Tasty and filling, it’s a favorite breakfast sandwich you can make at home! Pair this sandwich with a Mango Sunrise Smoothie, a Turmeric Banana Smoothie Bowl, or an Easy Apple Turnover. Monte Cristo Sandwich Recipe With a French-inspired beginning and […]
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Tie together your living room with one of these perfect coffee tables to buy. We’ve rounded up some favorites, how to style them and where to buy them. More helpful info: How to style a coffee table, unique DIY coffee tables, and all things living rooms. Coffee tables add to a living room with decor, […]
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See how our basement storage room looks now that we’ve installed the ceiling lights and the drywall, plus see our favorite smooth drywall texture technique. See all of our 1960’s basement remodel vlogs and projects here. Basement Storage Room Updates Since our last video about installing our new solid core doors, we’ve made some great progress […]
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Add extra seating and style with a beautiful upholstered accent chairs. Add them all over the home for added texture, color, or pattern. See more inspiring home decor ideas with these posts: Modern Farmhouse Living Room, Modern Transitional Home Office, and Gray and White Bedroom. Upholstered accent chairs can really change up the look of […]
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Decorate this a beautiful white and silver Christmas tree with items from the dollar store. A designer Christmas tree look on a budget. More pretty Christmas tree decorating ideas: Red, white, and light blue tree, gold and blue tree, nutcracker tree, or a woodland tree. How to Decorate For our Creative Christmas week of Christmas […]
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Come learn how to make a pinecone wreath. It’s perfect for fall and the holidays and you’ll be done in one hour! We have lots of tutorials for Christmas decorations, such as How to Make a Fresh Evergreen Swag, Easy Christmas Decorations made from Paper , and it doesn’t get much easier than using our […]
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We mentioned in this year’s holiday decorating post that we wanted to get some sort of fireplace mantel built this month and, well, Santa delivered! ::pats self on back::
art | frame for art | rug | ottoman |chairs | crystal fireplace logs | storage cabinets | curtains | rods | large light blue vase
Yes, setting a goal to have a place for hanging our kids’ stockings is a little random, but we were happy to have the motivation to check this project off our list sooner rather than later.
If you recall, our fireplace looked like this when we moved in:
Here’s a wider shot of that area right after we got here, just for kicks. Ah, those packing blankets as curtains are #MEMORIES.
So yeah… it feels good to be here:
Sherry did some work to freshen it up over the summer, like scraping and painting the black surrounded and lightening up the interior brick with paint.
Continue reading How We Built An Easy Modern Fireplace Mantel… Just In Time For Stockings! at Young House Love.
*We updated this post to add additional pics & a video, so if you see something here that you don’t remember when you first read it, that’s why. You’re not going crazy ;)
We shared this space three weeks after we moved in and now we’re back with a six month update. Much like we said in that first post, we have some long term plans for this room, so this is just what it looks like as of this moment in time (I highly recommend photographing rooms to see how they evolve because it’s so much fun to look back on).
Since that three-weeks-in post, we did a series of inexpensive updates that have really made this room so comfortable and useful for our family (first we made these 5 small changes, then we painted the cabinets, and here’s a post about how our much smaller kitchen is organized for anyone who likes to peek behind cabinet doors & drawers like me).
Continue reading Our Kitchen & Sitting Area, Six Months In at Young House Love.
*Aka, the moment I’ve been waiting for since, oh, the day we moved in.
There’s something extra special to me about decorating a house for your first holiday season spent there. It’s right up there with seeing whatever pops up outside during your first spring at a new house (I basically scream out the window like I’m the announcer at a football game: “over on the left it’s A PATCH OF DAFFODILS! NOBODY SAW THAT COMING!!” But back to our holiday house tour. It’s looking very sweet & festive around here.
Since this move also involved some serious downsizing & simplifying (last week John shared an update on that), it promised to be an interesting exercise in what would go where in our smaller home. As you heard on the podcast a while back, we donated our beloved Christmas tree AFTER squeezing it into the pod and getting it all the way here, because we realized that such a wide tree (it had a 5’5″ base – so it was THICK) didn’t really have a spot that it could be set up in a single room of our house that wouldn’t severely impede the flow of things.
Continue reading How We Decorated Our New House For The Holidays* at Young House Love.
Believe it or not, we’ve lived in our new house for over six months now. Half a year! So we thought this would be a good time to check in on some of the goals we had for moving and downsizing to see what has met and exceeded our expectations – along with detailing some of the biggest challenges we’ve encountered along the way.
This is going to be long & detailed, because it feels like there’s a lot of ground to cover, and while this rundown will be pretty specific to our situation, I think it’ll still give you a good window into the realities of downsizing that you might also encounter if you were to go for it. And yes, it includes money details. And a chart. You know I love charts.
To Recap, Why Did We Move?
We’ve got a thorough explanation of our reasons for moving from Virginia to Florida in this post from February.
Continue reading Has Downsizing Been What We Expected? at Young House Love.
This year we got our gift guide post up a lot sooner than usual, because we’re highlighting tons of small makers and Black-owned businesses that we love, and we want to give those shops as much lead time as possible (heck, large stores seem to need more lead time than ever these days too). We also included a handful of tried & true items from larger companies that we’ve bought and loved (like a favorite tool or family game).
There’s stuff for grown-ups, kids, and a ton of budget-friendly ideas that are under $20, and even under $10 that would be great for teachers, neighbors, coworkers, or white elephant exchanges!
Gifts For Grown-Ups
Here’s what we’re loving, either firsthand items that we’ve personally bought and enjoyed – or things that we’re getting for friends & family (or hoping to find under the tree ourselves).
Downsizing from 3200 square feet to 1400 means storage is a big deal to us these days, and a couple of weeks ago we got two major upgrades in that department. We still have some “hacking” to do to the simple Ikea cabinets that we bought, but we’re stupidly giddy over just having them assembled and installed. They basically add up to 8 more large cabinets worth of storage – and our kitchen only has 7 cabinets, so the excitement was palpable when those flat-packed boxes arrived (they had about a 4 week wait time, but otherwise delivery was smooth and uneventful for those wondering how the ordering experience was during this time period).
ottomans | similar woven bench | TV | media cabinet / blue basket next to TV
They make a HUGE difference in how much we can store – literally, it’s like we added a closet… except it’s in the form of three different large cabinets around the house.
Continue reading How We Added Some Much-Needed Storage To Our Smaller Home at Young House Love.
It has been about five months since we first introduced you to the outside of our house. That was our very first week of living here, and our outdoor spaces have been getting a lot of use ever since. You’ve already seen how our second-story deck has come together, so today we wanted to update you on our front porch as well as the covered area that we call the side porch and some new landscaping that we’ve added too.
We’ve made some functional and organizational improvements, some strictly aesthetic enhancements, and have some other upgrades that are still in the works. So won’t you join us on the front porch? Here’s how it’s looking these days:
house numbers | white plant pots | porch light | similar woven egg chair | similar blue-green planter
This next picture was a photo from back in May, when it was basically just our existing furniture and a couple of plants plopped down to make the space feel occupied.
Continue reading Our Front Porch: Big Plans & Even Bigger Plants at Young House Love.
Sherry recently hinted on Instagram Stories that we were up to our old staple-coloring antics. And by that I mean we were installing another stair runner (admittedly one of the less popular definitions of “antics”). But after installing one in our old house 7 years ago it has become one of our favorite projects – just because we truly believe anyone can do it, and whatever runner you choose can give you a totally different look (and a nice grip underfoot, but more on that functional upgrade in a minute).
Why We Wanted A Stair Runner
Before we get into the “how” of adding this runner, let’s talk about the “why.” We’re not people who automatically default to covering our stairs. At our beach house, for instance, we decided against a runner because the original wood was so charming. We eventually did add some temporary stick-on runner treads to help our chihuahua, Burger, navigate the stairs more easily (we used this removable tape to hold them down, and it came up cleanly later when we sold the house).
Continue reading How We Installed A Stair Runner at Young House Love.
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