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5 Ways to Refresh Your Bathroom for Spring

In the same way that the final days of December will undoubtedly produce a plethora of resolutions, the dawning of spring sparks a need to freshen things up.  Winter coats are taken upstairs to Ever’s closet because she can’t yet talk and tell me not to do such things.  Rugs are shaken outdoors and their hidden treasure trove of dust and crumbs beneath them swept out for the first time in far too long.  Potted plants that didn’t survive the winter (or my unwillingness to use a ladder and retrieve them from the top shelf in the living …

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Our Austin Casa || Parker and Ever’s Pink Bathroom Reveal

As soon as the question left his lips, I stiffened and unconsciously held my breath for the answer.  I was already troubleshooting how I would take her answer and wield it into what I imagined for this space. “I want my bedroom to be pink… and my bathroom, too!”, she responded. Instantly visions of the pink and maroon ceramic tiles that had neatly decorated our guest bathroom of our first home in Southern California since the fifties danced in my head.  Yikes. I exhaled, finally, but still wasn’t sure what I would do …

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Our Austin Casa || Mid-Century Modern Master Bedroom Reveal

Every room needs a goal, a vision.  Some rooms are harder than others. Our office for example: I spent just about the entire time the house was under construction trying to figure out what that space looked like. Is it an office with a pull-out guest bed or a guest bedroom with a desk in it? Will the kids use it or is it a totally off limits adults-only space?  Our master bedroom did not have that identity crisis. My goal for it has always been for it to be a retreat for us.  A place where we can say peace out to everything that has gone …

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Earth-Day Inspired Yarn-Wrapped Scandi Pencil Holder DIY

This post is sponsored by Aveeno, a brand we love and use.  We are thrilled to be partnering with them to promote recycling—something we’re very passionate about! Happy Earth Day! When we left Los Angeles (almost two years ago!), we left most of our possessions, too.  We either sold them, gave them away to friends, or left pieces by the street and watched with interest to see who they would go home with.  It wasn’t that we didn’t love them, but we knew we would be house hopping for awhile and that the style of our new home would be …

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