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Favorite Wedding Trend: Personal over Pretense

(This post was created in partnership with P-touch Embellish.) There’s a growing trend in the wedding world that I’m growing more and more in love with and we’re calling it personal over pretense.  For decades it has seemed like weddings were a lather, rinse, repeat in a lot of ways. Choose your date, choose your venue, choose your colors, choose your flowers, dress, and bridesmaids and you were set.  With each passing year, the festivities and necessities seemed to become more opulent. There was the fancy letterpress stationary set, …

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Before and After || Parker’s Bedroom Draperies

Somewhere in the archives here, there is a post that’s nearly writing itself titled 10 ways we splurged on our house and 10 ways we saved.  It’s something we thought about so much as we were building.  Anytime we had a choice to make we had to think about whether that was a space or a feature that was really important to us or if we would rather put the money we could save there somewhere else. (Like, you know, in our bank account.)  The windows fell into the former category.  We designed the house with the hope of having as …

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Our Austin Casa || Parker’s Bedroom Reveal

A little back story on this room: Parker transitioned out of her crib on the early side, right as she turned two. She wasn’t climbing out of her crib yet, but she was screaming to get out of that wooden fortress and begging to sleep on the floor. When I would make her palette beds out of blankets and pillows on the floor, she would sleep great. When I would insist she sleep in her crib, not so much.  Which is how we ended up spontaneously buying an inexpensive toddler bed (which you can see here) just two months before we moved from …

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Our Austin Casa || A Dining Room Refresh

Just when I thought it wasn’t possible to love a room more, we went and refreshed it! Remember when we first put together our dining room in our rental last spring?  (You can see the full post here.)  I loved it!  We were fortunate because the room was about the same size as our current dining room that we moved into in December, so we knew whatever we did there we could just move into our new space.  Once we moved, we made a few tweaks—we loved the light fixture in our place, so we moved the lamp to the office and swapped out the rug …

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