Christmas front door decor

A Christmastime Home Tour.

December 19, 2019

Christmas front door decor
Added a new face to our annual front door pic!

I am still adding decor around our home as this year I had to embrace the concept of a slow advent. We did get a few rooms prepared to share our annual Christmas time home tour though! Come on in!


The result of our Mattress Search!

December 10, 2019

The last time we bought a mattress was right before Gabe and I got married….which was over 10 years ago. Needless to say, we were overdue for a new one since it was well worn and sinking fast. Both of us were waking up with achy backs, so we started to research best options for a new mattress. There are SO many on the market that we didn’t know where to begin. After reading about the engineering and science behind Current Mattress, we were very intrigued. We’re so excited to partner with them and share what we discovered about the connection with mattresses and how we wake up feeling each day!


My Favorite Christmas Books for Kids

December 4, 2019

Since we only bring out these books in December, it’s like pouring through old familiar friends. My kids will spend hours looking through these, and I thought it would be helpful to list out some favorites!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


Gift Guide for Gals! (Mothers, MILs, sisters, and friends.)

November 26, 2019

The second most requested gift guide genre was for mother – in – laws + moms! I pulled together this list of cozy favorites that should work for any gal you’be been stumped on. If these don’t fit the bill, maybe one of the “gifts of quality time” ideas below can help…

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Guest Bedroom Reveal!

November 21, 2019

guest bedroom design - modsy - In Honor of Design



It’s finally time to show you the end result of what started as a blank slate spotted with many green paint samples. We have been going about our home renovation one room at a time, so for the past few years this guest room just had a bed! I was so excited to work on a space from scratch as that usually isn’t the case. However, I started at 9 months pregnant making one too many trips to the paint store before admitting I would need some help with this one. We partnered with Modsy to help design this space, and was so happy to have a fresh perspective on it. Today we are sharing the before, during, and after photos that brought this space to life! 



For the Guys: 30+ Gifts for Outdoors, Travel, and Home

November 19, 2019

mens gift ideas for outdoors hiking camping


When we took a poll, by far the most requested gift guide genre was for the menfolk! The father in laws, husbands, brothers, etc. Gabe and I joined forces on this to bring you both practical and unique finds in the outdoors, travel, home, and hobby categories. So here you are! 30 gift ideas for the guys!


1. Piscifun Fishing Tackle Bag – The most versatile tackle bag I have ever come across, allowing it to be used as a handbag, chest bag, crossbody backpack, or shoulder sling bag.  The extremely well thought out design has ample storage space and perfectly placed loops and fasteners for attaching tools and small gear. Available in two sizes.


2. The Coleman Micro Packer Lantern – A lightweight (roughly 7oz), compact (roughly 7in tall) backpacking and emergency lantern that is great for short camping trips and night time excursions. 


3. The Stanley Classic Flask is an all stainless steel flask perfect for keeping a stiff drink on hand to warm up the insides on a cold rugged day in the great outdoors. 


4. Arc’teryx Adahy Hooded Fleece Jacket – An amazing base layer jacket that provides excellent moisture wicking and flexibility when layering in cold weather, yet rugged and warm enough to wear on its own on a cool day.


5. Hults Bruk Tarnaby Hatchet – Swedish hand forged all purpose hatchet, great for packing, camping, and even light chopping. Being from Sweden, it is probably made by a descendent of the mighty Vikings!


6. The Kershaw Scallion Pocket Knife – Made in the USA with high carbon stainless steel. It holds a great edge and is very versatile. It is just about the perfect pocket knife. 


7. The Lansky Blade Medic – A must have for any outdoorsman or frequent cutting tool user. Its compact well thought out design makes it easy to keep cutting edges (such as the amazing Kershaw knife above) sharp with minimal effort.


8. LifeStraw Go Water Bottle back – Uses a microbiological filter to remove the nasty stuff from water, meaning you can put river/pond/lake/stream water in the bottle and it makes it safe to drink.


9. Carhartt Acrylic Watch Hat – A rugged hat from a rugged company, and it keeps your head warm. ‘Nough said!


10. The Pendleton Camp Blanket – An extra large, super soft wool/cotton blend blanket that is nothing short of divine. On top of that the quality is second to none and comes with a lifetime guarantee.


11. The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter – A brilliant little device that should be in every outdoors man’s emergency kit. It allows you to drink water directly from nearly any source. 


12. The Jomst Personal Charger – A dual function compact device that functions as a power bank for electronic devices as well as personal heater, providing up to 12 hours of warmth.


13. The Hiluckey waterproof battery pack and solar charger – Allows a smartphone to be charged up to 10 times before the power bank needs to be recharged! It’s ability to recharge through solar power makes it a valuable item in an emergency situation.



Asheville, NC Weekend + Recs!

November 14, 2019

Corner Kitchen at Biltmore Village


Considering the last few months have been a blur of recovering from a new baby, keeping up with school functions, costumes for Halloween, easing back into work, etc…Gabe and I have had approximately zero quality time. It’s easy to let months go by just trying to keep up with life, and not scheduling any time together outside of work or parenting. So we booked a last minute airbnb and headed for the mountains outside of Asheville.



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