A Laborous Memorial Day and my crush on Benjamin Moore Advance Paint

Unlike past Memorial Day weekends that involved a lot of drinking and eating, Matt and I had a SUPER productive three days, which was still fun (at least I thought so). Preferences certainly change with times, right?  Here’s a few snippets of how we filled our weekend.  Continue reading “A Laborous Memorial Day and my crush on Benjamin Moore Advance Paint”


A Traditional Rug Score from Pottery Barn

I’ve spent all my free time searching the Internet for some rug inspiration over the past few weeks. Then I hit the jackpot. I came across this amazing deal below at Pottery Barn. It reminds me of the one I found at Wayfair in the previous post, but is hopefully better quality. Continue reading “A Traditional Rug Score from Pottery Barn”

Hard Wood Floors and Pretty Rugs

The money is paid and the hardwood is ordered! We are officially removing the dingy carpet, replacing it with hardwood, and re-staining all new and old hardwood to be a bit darker than our current wood floors. Right now I feel like we live in an oak explosion, so it will be nice to add some different hues to the house and some character with some fun area rugs.  Continue reading “Hard Wood Floors and Pretty Rugs”

Deck Update Part I and a Trip to the South

Matt is making awesome progress on our aged deck. He is replacing some of the old boards with new cedar planks and sanding down the rest. After two weekends of hard work, I can finally walk out on the deck without shoes on! I’m thinking there is nothing better than barefoot cocktails while lounging in my new chaise chair (which hasn’t happened quite yet since it is still COLD in MN) but a girl can dream. Please bring on the warm weather, MN….  Continue reading “Deck Update Part I and a Trip to the South”