Tag: home

basement renovation

Before + After: Our Basement Renovation

I’m so excited to finally share our basement renovation with you!  The work started about nine months ago, but we had a few other projects we completed–related to the basement–that were delayed (sharing those next week!) due to the pandemic but they’re done now and I can finally share the AFTER. Why did you renovate […]

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work from home

How To Be Productive Throughout The Day

I worked in an office for 11 years before starting to work from home.  And whoa, it was an adjustment for me. Being at home taught me a little life lesson in how to be productive throughout the day.  I personally loved the social buzz that’s at any office.  Water cooler chatter?  Give it to […]

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In My Dining Room with MacKenzie-Childs

We’ve been in an unprecedented quarantine for what, six weeks now?  I’ve been craving new ways to keep things normal and even special, all while social distancing.  Back in February, when this pandemic was a mere twinkle in our eye, I went to an all-day event hosted by MacKenzie-Childs, where we learned about the brand, […]

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steam mop review

Bissell Steam Mop Review (From Someone Who Hates to Clean)

These are trying times. So trying that I’m sharing a review of the Bissell steam mop here on the blog (but honestly, I received so many messages about it, I feel like it’s my civic duty now!).  We’re all home SO MUCH.  And I think some would think, “my house will be so clean because […]

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Just Add Some Paint: Nursery Update

When you move into a new house (or 95 year old house in our case), the easiest thing you can do to update the space is add a fresh coat of paint.  Before we moved in, we had the whole first floor of the house skim coated (to make the bumpy plaster walls smooth) and […]

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losing a pet

In Memoriam: Jerome “Biggie” Wisniewski

Sometimes I wonder why we do this to ourselves.  We get these beloved pets well knowing that they will likely pass away before we do.  When they do pass, they take a little piece of our soul with them.  Losing a pet is painful; this is all still so fresh.  Out of habit, I went […]

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natural cleaning products

A Simple Switch: Why I Choose Natural Cleaning Products

I don’t live in a totally “green” home; I’m trying, for sure, but there are plenty of home products I use that still have ‘unclean’ ingredients in them.  I think I started looking for and using natural cleaning products (that are plant-based) when I was pregnant. Like most people, I love a clean house but […]

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