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This Little House

Friday, June 14, 2019

Words & Photography
by Megan Alexandra



We renovated basically every single surface of this house completely by ourselves using creativity, thrifted sinks, budget DIYs, and coupon and discount flooring. It took me a few years to sell or give away our old furniture and to carefully thrift the antique furniture we wanted. We built our fireplace mantle ourselves. I spent hours painting literally every wall, trim, cabinet, door, and ceiling in the entire house. We made our concrete kitchen counters ourselves, and I washed dishes in our bathtub for 10 days last year when we tore apart our kitchen.

This house has been a labor of love, and it didn’t happen overnight! We all know that Instagram usually only tells part of the story with the pretty pictures, but I hope that I can encourage you today, wherever you are, that the home renovations and decor that you dream of don’t need to cost you an arm and a leg. Some thrifty thinking, patience, research, and a whole lot of elbow grease can truly go a long way. (I use the twinkle emoji, but just know I didn’t feel too twinkly while on my hands and knees grouting tile in our humid bathroom in almost 100 degree summer heat, hahaaa. Totally worth the non-twinkly feeling, though.)
I sound like a broken record, but this little house has been one of my favorite projects. The memories Clayton and I have made while pulling it apart and putting it back together will always be some of my favorite memories from my early twenties.
I sound like a broken record, but this little house has been one of my favorite projects. The memories Clayton and I have made while pulling it apart and putting it back together will always be some of my favorite memories from my early twenties. To make a house a home, you know?

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I'm A Badass

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Words & Photography
by Laura Chancey



That time I was making a mountain of french toast
with one hand while holding a feverish baby with the other,
after sleeplessly solo parenting five kids
for the weekend and feeling unphased-
then I stepped back and realized...I’m a badass.

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Lilacs

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Words & Photography
by Jennifer Eland



I get overly excited for my lilacs to bloom each spring. Growing up in the country, we were surrounded by woodland, blackberries, and best of all, enormous lilac trees...one of each color!
My favorite thing to do was surprise my mother with a beautiful arrangement of them on her kitchen table. It's a fond memory that comes back to me every time I smell them in our yard.
My favorite thing to do was surprise my mother with a beautiful arrangement of them on her kitchen table. It's a fond memory that comes back to me every time I smell them in our yard. I'm obsessed with their intoxicating aroma, and really wish they were in bloom all year long!

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Summer Pizza

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Words & Photography
by Kacey Perez



Pizza is something I plan to experiment a lot with this summer.
I think it's one of the best ways to utilize those
fresh ingredients from the garden
in a quick and creative way.

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Our Project List

Monday, June 10, 2019

Words & Photography
by Kimberly Stavros



Our home project list is a mile long
filled with 5, 10 and 15 year plans (hello wrap around porch!).
Takes so much patience and waiting to make a house a home.
Current project = built in breakfast nook in the kitchen.
Next project = landscaping.
 

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