Before and After || Jen’s Mega Kitchen Overhaul

Today feels very exciting.  Despite the barbecue hangover and the fact that I stayed up way past my usual bedtime last night, I can’t help but feel a little giddy to introduce you guys to our newest contributor today.  You might recall back in May that we issued a call for contributors.  Despite the fact that there is a small team of people who help make this online destination a reality, I’ve been the one writing five posts a week for 51 weeks a year for the past six years, with a few exceptions, so opening up this little …

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Sneak-A-Peek || Lauren’s Warm Modern Kitchen

While Lauren Cunningham describes her chic, neutral kitchen as “warm modern”, we all describe it, simply put, as the kitchen we all wish we came home to each night.  The white oak plank floors and milky marble countertops (that were sourced in China with her designer, Claire Zinnecker, no less) in this undeniably warm modern kitchen seem to instantly lift your mood and put you at ease.  The strategically placed appliance pantry keeps the room feeling uncluttered and airy and yet still practical for the needs of every day …

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Styling Our Rental Kitchen Two Ways : Color vs Neutrals

When we moved into our rental in January, we’ve always known it was temporary.  While we count down the days until Our Austin Casa is complete, we’ve been settling in and making our current digs feel as much like home as possible, without investing too much in a space that we know isn’t for forever.  (We aren’t even hanging curtains or art here because I just can’t justify it for 5 months and hours spent patching holes and touching up paint.)  As Aaron and I slowly select a piece here and there that we know …

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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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