Tips & Advice


Do As the Romans Do: A Guide to Roman Shades


Roman shades are my favorite choice for window treatments. They're simple and streamlined, so they look good in modern homes and don't distract too much from the view. At the same time, they're sophisticated and elegant, making them a good fit for more traditional homes too. Little by little, I've been replacing the builder basic blinds in our house for Roman shades, and they feel so luxurious in comparison (beautiful […]


Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide


This post contains some affiliate links, and I was sent some products to review. All opinions are my own. Ok, here's the last gift guide I put together this year (and one of my favorites)...stocking stuffers! Good things come in small, cute packages. All of these are totally affordable, but are still items that they'll actually be excited to receive--not just cheap throwaways. 1. Santa mug - Fun and festive. Fill it […]


10 Tips for Buying a Sofa Online


This post is written in partnership with Lamps Plus. All opinions are my own. We recently got a new sofa from an unexpected source...Lamps Plus! And we bought it online without ever sitting in it. Do you think we're crazy??? I admit, I was definitely nervous to get such a major piece of furniture without seeing it in person first...but it turned out perfect, and we have no regrets. Being willing […]


Light Up My Life


This post is sponsored by Lamps Plus. All opinions are my own. When we were house hunting, one of my friends advised me to find a house that we could be happy living in as-is. She said, you'll have tons of ideas for projects and home improvements to do, and you may end up doing them all eventually, but for most people renovations aren't a quick process like on TV. […]

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