The Perpetual Flame

May 22, 2019

This was one of those partnerships we have been excited to share with you. Thank you to Weber Grills for sponsoring this post! You won’t want to miss Gabe’s humorous r-etelling of The Perpetual Flame…

Growing up, I was raised in Milwaukee where summer hospitality and hosting is synonymous with grilling. My childhood was filled with the sweet aromas of beer brats, italians, kielbasa, stadium style dogs, marinated chicken, burgers, and every conceivable cut of beef cooking and caramelizing to perfection on a hot grill. Whether it be our sacred tradition of baseball tailgating, a regular gathering of friends, or simply an evening meal on a hot day (we didn’t have air conditioning growing up, so my parents often did not want to use the stove in the summer), seared glory was never far away. We grilled so much at our house, in fact, that my father built a special paved area of the yard which housed our three (yes three) different types of grills, one for wood, one for charcoal, and one for propane, as well as a large stock of corresponding fuels to feed each grill. All three, my father mandated, had to be a Weber.


Paying Attention. A life update.

May 3, 2019

It would be much easier to glaze over real parts of our life. It would be easier to just continue to share on specific curated topics. However, I have always believed we were supposed to maintain a level of honesty and community here, and so today I felt like it was time to go a little more in depth about the change that has happened in our life. It indirectly and directly affects the course of where we are headed….

I have been blogging since Gabriel was a toddler. If I tried to calculate the amount of hours I have dedicated to this blog over the years it would probably blow my mind. In the beginning it was a creative outlet. A much needed place to develop design skills and feed the creative side of my brain. It developed into a part of my life I didn’t have to think much about. I was bubbling over with ideas I wanted to share. As our family grew, so did the demands of keeping this blog going. Social media came to the scene and added on an extra layer of content we had to create for. I was so deeply engrained at the habit of blogging that I just adapted. It grew to the point where I could no longer juggle both family life and design work on my own and as you know, Gabe was already becoming a big part of the work here. We made the choice to jump in together. We signed with an agency to help us manage contracts with brands, and give us some bigger opportunities we were dreaming about. We started juggling everything at a 50/50 pace. Raising kids, renovating a home, sharing it all along the way.


Simple DIY Garden Beds

April 28, 2019

There were three garden beds in our backyard when we moved in, but unfortunately the boards were old and splitting. So this week we decided to re-build some simple DIY garden beds made of cedar wood. It does take a good deal of time weed, re-cultivate soil, and fill the beds but it really is an easier thing to build than you would think!


A Patio Plant Guide!

April 23, 2019

We have written posts on indoor and outdoor plants over the years, but I thought we would compile an easy list of patio favorites for when you are ready to spruce up your space!


The best place to find classic art prints…

April 17, 2019

Sources: Tufted bench, candlesticks, Round vase, patterned curtains, velvet curtains, Jute rug, Snow shag rug

Seeing tremendous architectural and art history of the Notre Dame cathedral burn in Paris this week got me thinking about why it felt like a hit in the gut to so many people. I think it points to the significance of what art can actually do for someone. It can move the soul, and direct our minds upwards. The cathedral impacted so many people just by looking at it. A true testimony of what a masterpiece it truly is.

I think Anne Hathaway actually hit the nail on the head…

“I know this (Notre Dame) is an inspired representation of an even greater divinity. I know this blessed place is a human-made interpretation of what is mysterious, unknowable, and undefinable and while seeing her burn brings tears to my eyes, I know even flames cannot diminish her sacredness.”


20+ Easter Basket Ideas for all Ages

April 9, 2019

Thanks for bearing with us as we navigate lots of changes in our lives! I couldn’t let this week go by without sharing some fun Easter basket ideas. We keep it pretty simple and sweet around here, but I know things can start feeling redundant after several Easters with 5 kiddos of different ages, so I’m pushing myself beyond sidewalk chalk this year;) Here are 20 Easter Basket ideas …


Summer Bedding

March 25, 2019

This comforter version of our coverlet is available on UO.

Thanks to that second trimester nesting energy, I seem to have caught the bug to shift and change and clean my way through the entire house! Yikes. We are going to be changing things up in our bedroom, and the first thing we did was switch from winter to summer bedding….timed perfectly with our A/C unit breaking…

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