Our Austin Casa || Parker’s Bedroom Design

To design a house from scratch, it sometimes feels, is to be a fortune teller.  It’s to look into the distant and not-so-distant future and see what you will need from this space. In short, to ask not what you can do for this space, but what this space can do for you.  It’s to imagine the pitter patter of an exact amount of child-sized feet. To visualize how you will do your best work, host your best dinner parties, and entertain your favorite weekend guests. To envision where your kids will sleep, play, and do their homework. …

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Our Austin Casa || Mid Century Modern Master Bathroom

Based on the emotions that writing this post conjures, no one would blame you for thinking that I was embarking on a thousand word essay on motherhood or the birth of one of our children.  Alas, this post does not contain cute, chubby faced babes, though.  Still, it’s got me feeling all the feels to be getting ready to publish the first room reveal of Our Austin Casa.  Two and a half years ago we had a wild idea about moving back to my hometown and raising our kids around cousins and second cousins, grandparents and aunts and …

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The Two Minute Morning Routine that Will Change Your Life

Whether you begin your day at your leisure or wake to the sound of a baby crying or alarm clock beckoning, there’s a super easy way to jump start your productivity, lower your stress, and give you a sense of accomplishment at the start of your day.  It’s not trendy.  In fact, my mom begin persuading us of it’s advantages at a young age.  It’s making your bed and you might just be surprised how beneficial science has found this simple task to be.  Plus, it takes the time equivalent of a few scrolls and double clicks …

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Shannon’s Vintage Whimsical Shared Girls Room

My dreams of a shared girls room began long before I bit into that cupcake with saturated pink center.  As soon as we began talking about baby #2, I secretly hoped that there was another girl in our future and that P would have a sister.  While we aren’t yet ready to transition them into the same room, there are two beds being delivered this weekend for Parker’s room.  The hope is that one day there will be whispering and giggling happening between those two beds, that I will have to holler up the stairs, “You two go to …

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