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Nightstand Decor: The Best Combinations for Your Bedside

Nightstand decor is simple, but can make such a big impact in a bedroom space! After giving it a lot of thought, I’ve found a decor combination that seems to work every time. Keep reading for my four favorite bedside tables and their corresponding lamps and decor as well as a quick question and answer session for some FAQs I’ve gotten on Instagram! Now that we have been in our home for a few years, it feels like the broad strokes of each room are complete. The big pieces like sofas and coffee tables, desks and chairs are in place. …

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5 Ways to Slow Down and Savor this Thanksgiving

(This post is sponsored by Crate & Barrel. All opinions are my own. All products featured are linked below!) I hosted my first Thanksgiving at the age of 27. We had just moved into our first home and I was eager to get down to the nitty gritty of home ownership—hosting included. That morning I lovingly kicked Aaron out of the house and sat down with my handwritten grid that I had constructed a couple of days prior. It laid out exactly what time I should start prepping and cooking each dish to ensure that everything had time in the oven …

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10 Tips for Building a New House

Ever considered building a house from scratch?! We did and we lived to tell about it so keep reading for all of the details below! It’s been a few years now since we moved into Our Austin Casa!  It was a journey that began when we decided to move back to Austin from Los Angeles and continued as we began our house search from 1500 miles away. We considered renovating, but building new ended up being a better choice for us. I have had a lot of people message me about building a new home and the subject always seems to come up in …

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Fall Brunch: The Simplest Way to Host Friends and Family

It’s safe to say I hosted more before having kids. Within three months of moving into our first home in LA, we hosted a full-blown Thanksgiving dinner, a Christmas dinner party, and a New Year’s Eve dance party that will forever be one of my favorite NYE memories. It’s something that I’ve really missed lately. One of the easiest ways I have found to host friends now that we have kids is by hosting brunch. Especially as we near the busy holiday season, a casual weekend brunch sounds even more enticing. Want to know …

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