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This one’s for you…

May 8, 2015

Peonies in paper via In Honor of DesignFlower Bundle Gifts via IHOD

As we were wrapping up some peonies in paper for some mama friends this morning, I couldn’t help but whisper a prayer for those who have a difficult weekend ahead. 

There are wombs in waiting.
There are arms aching for the children they have lost.
There are sons and daughters with fresh wounds from the loss of the person who raised them. 

It is easy for me to be overwhelmed with tears these days.
I tear up when I notice my child is growing.
I straight up weep when I think of their birth.
But today I can’t help but shed some tears for those mothers in waiting, those who mourn, and those who are trying to muster through the weekend.

A prayer for you today and through the weekend that God brings you peace, comfort, and HOPE that life still holds so much goodness for you, and is not too far in the distance. Know you are not forgotten, and that big bouquet right there^^…that one is for you.

And for each of you new and long time mothers, cheers to the life you give to your children tirelessly. I hope you are celebrated this weekend, and throughout the whole year!
x, Anna

What is the best mother’s day gift you have ever received?

May 2, 2018

(Sweater : Sezane.)

I love mother’s day for so many reasons, and I thought instead of doing another gift guide I would share some of the most meaningful mother’s day gifts I have received over the last 9 years. I would love to hear, what was the best Mother’s Day gifts you have ever received (or given)?! Hoping this can help some dads out who may be stumped;)

Money saving tips for every day life.

April 18, 2018


This post is in partnership with American Express, and all opinions are our own.

As you know, I love finding money saving hacks. A few years ago Gabe and I did a good deal of credit card research to see which could help us rack up savings, and American Express is what we landed on. We have used Amex for business and travel purchases, so we were both onboard when we heard about some of the new perks that come with the Amex EveryDay card. We’re excited to partner with them and share with you some of aspects of the Card we are taking advantage of!


Our favorite money saving apps and plugins.

March 13, 2018

(Gabe in a nutshell.)


We’ve tried out some different money saving plugins and apps over the last few years, and wanted to pass them along! They have really helped us save a good deal of money both personally and in business!


Bathroom Reveal! (The one with the Alpaca.)

February 1, 2018


As part of our daylight basement remodel, we set apart a space for a bathroom that was adjacent to both the boys’ room and the multi-purpose room. We designed this space with Kohler, and it all come together over the last few months. It took a good deal of patience, but we got here! Today we are sharing the tour as long as some of the process behind this big project. Oh, and there’s an Alpaca.

Renewing your spirit.

January 14, 2018


I realized as I started this series that I have never written about spirituality for the 6+ years I have been blogging. Mainly because this was always a design blog that I never intended to get personal on. However, its a topic that is integrated into every facet of my life. Our souls perhaps require the most care and attention, yet it is often what we are pushing aside or to the bottom of the priority list. It is hard to deny the presence of the soul in our human existence. It is what makes us come alive as human beings. It is the animating principle, and what activates our connections to the world around us. Whatever God or spirituality you believe in, your soul is what reaches towards it. That being said, let’s talk about the spiritual relationship that stems from the soul…

It has always fueled everything I do, and so it’s something that I wanted to address when it comes to whole being health. It’s impossible to talk about wholeness for me without including the glue that keeps it all together. Every person reading has a unique experience of spirituality, and probably a wide range of beliefs. (Which I love!) Since we each have our own story to tell, I hope in sharing part of mine, it gives you the opportunity to share yours too.

A Year in Review: Your favorite posts of 2017.

January 2, 2018


It’s safe to say 2017 was one of the fastest years of my life. Oh wait, was that my opening line of 2016? Probably.  I don’t think I could proceed here without a proper salute to 2017,  and the days that made way for a new year. Here are the top 10 posts according to you readers of the past year….

1.A Family Update

2. Holding  her on the other side.

3. How we met/ dating story: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

4. Living room makeover 

5. Master bedroom makeover

6. Marriage: Loving through the rough and tough.

7. 22 piece summer capsule wardrobe

8. Holy grounds.

9.  8 bite sized habits for a better day

10. Back patio reveal


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