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DIY Message Doormat

Can we talk about moving?  When was the last time you moved? Do you hire movers or rally friends?  I have a good handful of skills, but moving is not one of them. If all of my abilities were ranked from best to worst moving would be at the very, very bottom of that list. So low in fact, that if you didn’t properly format your printer, it might just be inadvertently cropped off which would actually make just as much sense.  We moved just last week into a rental that we’ll call home until our house is completed in September.   …

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Behind The Scenes with Ceramicist Eliana Bernard

Back in December, I was doing a little Christmas shopping at Canopy and came across Eliana Bernard and her beautiful ceramics.  If you’re not familiar with Austin, one thing that this city does really well is working to support smaller, local businesses. There’s a real emphasis on shopping small and supporting local, not just on small business Saturday, but 365 days a year.  Eliana was kind enough to take us back to her workspace on the east side and give us an inside peek on her process and her journey as an artist.  We …

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How To Organize Your Pantry (Once and for All!)

Spring might be for cleaning, but January is most definitely for organizing.  There’s something about a fresh new year that makes me want to declutter and organize everything in sight.  Most of you know that we have been shacking up at my parent’s place for the last six months while construction begins on our new house. To make up for invading my mom’s personal space, garage, and early mornings, we tapped Margaret Williams from Edit Spaces to turn my parent’s cluttered and over-crowded pantry into a total dry food …

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Cool Hunting || Alarm Clocks

Hi, friends! Anyone out there still looking for a New Year’s resolution? I know what you’re thinking, but hear me out. While all of us are likely accustomed to setting the alarm function in our smart phones, before nestling them to bed on our nightstands just inches from our sleepy heads, there is increasing research that shows how beneficial it is to charge your phone at night in a room other than your bedroom.  For starters, cell phones give off what’s known as blue light—a type that studies suggest can inhibit the …

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