Outdoor Living

Our Austin Casa || How We Designed Our Backyard, Progress and Plans

I’m not sure if everyone feels this way, but the outdoor space surrounding our home has always felt just as important to me as the indoor space. We designed the kitchen specifically so that I could see the girls playing in the backyard as I was cooking. One wall of our living room opens completely to the yard so that we can swing it open when the weather is nice. However, as we were rounding the corner to move-in day– probably about two months out– I realized that I needed to start prioritizing an actual plan for our outdoor …

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Hosting Hacks for Effortless Entertaining

When it comes to hosting, embracing simplicity is key.  Ditch the overly styled tabletop for more organic mix and match dinnerware and bud vases that are easily filled with a few stems. In lieu of a complicated, twenty ingredient recipe, fresh pasta and garlic roasted produce are always a delicious treat.  And instead of hosting a party with an elaborate signature cocktail or two, stock your bar cart in such a way that guests know exactly how to make a refreshing tasting cocktail with ease.  We’ve been partnering …

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Our Austin Casa || Outdoor Plans

With the exception of a few tile selections, hardware, and some mirrors, almost all of the major details of our new casa have been chosen and now we are just patiently (sometimes) waiting for everything to come together!  (Please don’t remind me how similar the above photo taken yesterday looks to this one from two months ago– ha!)  In the meantime, as we countdown to October, I’ve taken to dreaming about what we will do with the yard once it’s complete.  Our yard is not huge by any means.  It’s definitely …

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Our Austin Rental || The Front Porch Two Ways

Welcome back to the latest in our adventures of decorating our rental!  We showed you our kitchen two ways here, my favorite room in our whole house here, and even a peek of our living room in this post.  We moved into our place in January and by March I was already itching to add outdoor seating. Parker loves to be outside and we constantly found ourselves sitting in the driveway watching her ride her scooter or on the edge of the front porch while she colored with chalk.  I knew I wanted something simple and modern and also something …

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