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Fall Kitchen 2018 | Seasons of Home Tour

I have been a part of this amazing group of women, bloggers, designers, and entrepreneurs for many years now.  I can think back to all the years of the collaborations, inspiration, encouragement and more that we receive from one another because we are a part of a community. Gathering together not only brings home tours and fun posts but it also allows our communities to expand and grow deeper roots. Whatever role you find yourself in your life I have …

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Modern + Cozy Christmas Kitchen | Seasons of Home Holiday Decor Series

The older I get the more I just go more with the flow and I don’t stick to rules (and most of the time the rules I created for myself). Even a few years ago I made sure we didn’t decorate for Christmas before Thanksgiving. I felt like it wasn’t honoring of Thanksgiving (like Thanksgiving was all upset about it or something). Instead, I am just diving into cozy and we will enjoy it even longer. We are still present …

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Gather | A Holiday Tea

  I am loving sharing fall inspiration this past week and we will keep sharing through Thanksgiving. I am peeking ahead for today because I have been fortunate to be included in the Farmhouse Holiday Series and today we are sharing our kitchens dressed up for the holidays and also sharing a favorite recipe. Leading up to Thanksgiving and into Christmas the house just FEELS cozier. I love the extra textures, the smells, the baking and preparing. I love the …

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Fall Kitchen and Recipe Tour 2016 | Mini Home Video Too

Welcome to our first home tour in our new home! Thank you for joining me for the Farmhouse Holiday Series. Come back each week over the next few months and get peeks into our home dressed up for Fall and Christmas.  Our hope is that this series will be glimpses into our homes during the holidays, and that we will be sharing inspiration for simple cozy spaces. We went on a crazy home journey within the past year and you …

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Step by Step Kitchen Cabinet Painting With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

One of the questions I get asked the most is regarding how I painted our kitchen cabinets and what do I think of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I have waited until now to share my opinion because I thought we needed to really live with the cabinets to see how they wore with daily use and to give me time to give an honest opinion. Before we start let me be honest that if I had contacted many people to …

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My Thoughts On Our Marble Countertops

I have found that so many people have very strong opinions about having marble countertops. A few days after we had our marble island counter installed an acquaintance was in our home and this was her response as she ran her hands over our marble… “Oh, my!  You went with marble!  Are you going to regret that?” Hmm I won’t even go into the next five minutes of me defending the honor of my shamed marble. This wasn’t my first …

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IKEA Hack {how we built our kitchen island}

When we made the decision to rip out our existing island we had planned on paying a contractor to do the work. What did we know and how could we take on a project this big? We knew we didn’t want what we had but where would we even begin to pick out the insides of the cabinets and basic design? As we were walking through IKEA one night we both stopped in our tracks and were really looking at …

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Kitchen Remodel {Before and After}

Of any project that we have ever done in our home this project made the biggest impact! We built our home a little over 11 years ago so everything was still nice in our kitchen but my taste had changed. It took me about four years to convince my husband to go along with painting the cabinets. What really sold him on going for it was the awesome instruction we received from Amber and Brad at Shades of Amber. They …

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In The Kitchen {Salmon Summer Salad}

One of the things I look forward to each weekend is having more time to prepare a meal. I have the time to make a dessert with the kids, let the pizza dough rise or just put more attention into what we are making. This salmon salad is one of my favorites because all of the layers of flavors. This is the perfect summer meal! Salmon Summer Salad 4 Salmon Filets 4 tbsp Grape Seed Oil 2tbsp Olive Oil 4 …