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Fireplaces can be a captivating focal point in any home, but outdated designs can sometimes detract from the overall aesthetic. In our case, we had a dark brown brick 1960’s fireplace with three asymmetrical ledges that desperately needed a fresh and contemporary touch. I set out thinking that this was going to be a difficult […]

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Everyday Homes

Revitalizing a 1960s Brick Fireplace: From Dark + Dated to Light + Bright

Fireplaces can be a captivating focal point in any home, but outdated designs can sometimes detract from the overall aesthetic. In our case, we had a dark brown brick 1960’s fireplace with three asymmetrical ledges that desperately needed a fresh and contemporary touch. I set out thinking that this was going to be a difficult […]

Everyday Homes

There’s No Such Thing As “Too Much” Storage

One of the things I never seem to have enough of is storage space. It’s been a pain point in the past, and so, when we were house hunting a little over a year ago, it was certainly on my short-list of considerations. How much closet space is there? Is there room for a storage […]

Motherhood

2023 Mother’s Day Gift Guide

As you can probably tell, motherhood holds a significant place of importance around here. 🙂 That’s why I’m excited to share our EM Mother’s Day gift guide! From practical items to sentimental keepsakes, this guide has something for every mother, grandmother, sister, or even for yourself. While nothing can truly repay a mother’s love and […]

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Inspiration for an easy front porch makeover

When it comes to decorating, so often we focus our attention on the interior of our home. After all, it’s where we spend the most time. But with nice weather rolling in, we’ll all be spending more and more of our days in the summer sun. And just like inside our homes, an occasional update […]

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5 ways to add personality to your laundry room

Photo courtesy of Kelly @hartley_home When it comes to decorating, the laundry room is usually the last space we give our attention. But what if a pretty laundry room made you to actually want to fold mounds of clothes?! We think yes. Because they’re small, laundry rooms are easy and affordable spaces to add character […]

Everyday Homes

5 simple, budget-friendly things that make a beautiful Thanksgiving tablescape

Originally published: 11/12/2019 What makes a house a home?  The answer is probably a lot of things. Knowing where the light switches are, your favorite art on the walls, the memories of happy and sad times. But more than anything, I think that a home is made through relationships — either relationships created and strengthened […]

Motherhood

How we can help our families grow in charity this year

The other day, I was shopping out at our local grocery store. As I was picking out produce, six feet apart from other shoppers and slightly sweaty behind my mask, a t-shirt hanging off to the side caught my eye.  “I’m sorry for what I said during quarantine,” it read. I chuckled, feeling a little […]

Motherhood

She sang the national anthem for the NFL at 8 months pregnant.

Ever since Amanda was a little girl, she had a dream. She loved to sing, and hoped that she could someday combine her passion for singing with her love for her favorite team, the Green Bay Packers. It seemed like a long shot, but Amanda was determined to find a way.  Amanda started her music […]

Motherhood

Survival Mode Series: Seeking and Appreciating Beauty

(Also, see the January Edition: Tending to the Body, February Edition: Mental, Emotional and Spiritual Health, and March Edition: Organization ) When we started this Survival Mode series in January, we had no idea that a pandemic was coming. No one did. We chose to run this series because we wanted to provide you with […]

Everyday Homes

8 tricks for when you’re decorating on a budget

I love getting new pieces for our home and making home updates—I mean really, who doesn’t like picking out something that comes in perfect condition neatly shipped to your front door? But let’s face it: unless you have an endless supply of cash, it’s just not doable to continuously update all the things in your […]

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