And it was all white


I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Kids love to reek havoc on walls. In particular, our little whirlwind, Atlas, is adept at scraping and dragging things along the wall as he either attempts to avoid a diaper change or just see if his Duplo block can pass through the drywall at breakneck […]

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How you like me now?

making a house a home I adorns switch location I

This motion switch went in the  bathroom. That switch on the right has saved me from an early grave. It’s a motion sensor switch by Legrand from their Adorne line. We’ve been outfitting our house with them so this probably isn’t the first time you’ve seen them on the page, but this one deserves some […]

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Float On

DIY Floating Shelves, Floating Shelves, reclaimed wood floating shelves

Oh TV table. I can’t wait to move you. But this story isn’t about you. It’s about creating some floating shelves on the far wall so we can get some much needed storage and activity space for Atlas. This also isn’t about painting so I will spare you the tale of me painting yet another […]

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Let’s Eat / 9 I Hebrew National Recipe

Are you ready for tiniest tailgate treat ever? We teamed up with Hebrew National to create some original recipes, and while working on a failed idea, I figured out how to make the smallest, cutest, most mouth-popping hot dog you ever did see. It’s super simple, and pretty fun. First pop over to our pretzel bun […]

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It ‘Rox

clorox recipe

So, this happened. It’s not anything new around here, and it’s not worth crying over – but it is worth a deep cleaning over. If you know me personally, you have an idea that I carry around a travel size of disinfectant spray. I have a variety of hand sanitizer that would put Baskin Robin’s […]

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Next Up: Living Room

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We have been chatting “living room” for the past few weeks, with not so much as a curtain decision until this past weekend. We had an epic “fail” with the reclaimed wood we bought for the dining room built in (hello bowed wall). It sort of forced us to made some decisions. That wood is […]

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Living in Rooms

making a house a home I living room nashville I

Our living room is small. We were shocked our couch fit and it didn’t need to join the dining set in storage. We loved this couch. We drove through Hurricane Sandy for this couch. We weren’t going to be happy if things didn’t work. We had to nix the extra large coffee table, which is […]

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making a house a home I how to remove chair rail I

Who do I look like, Prince Leopold!? We don’t need no stinkin’ chair rails! Now put on your best 18th Century garb and lets tear up some wall. Or, ideally, not tear it up. Princess Lana decreed that chair rails shall be banished from within our domicile walls and the little boy in me said, […]

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It passed the test!

making a house a home I olympic stain review I

Whenever we do a project, it’s always a cross-your-fingers-and-hold-your-breath endeavor. We also fail pretty hard a whole bunch before we write a single word. for example, we should have some custom huge slabs of raw wood hanging up right now – but we don’t. We didn’t think about the fact that the wall might be […]

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Gettin’ Touchy

making a house a home I adorn light switch I

There are a few things in life that have become so ubiquitous we never give them a second thought. Gas on the right, brake on the left. QWERTY keyboards. Horribly ugly and outdated light switches. My name is Joey, and I’m here to break the cycle. Pretty, ain’t she? These are from a company called […]

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