Laurelin

Laurelin

Time goes by so, so fast. In a blink of an eye, I'm no longer pregnant, and the baby in my arms is now 1 month old. For most, third trimester of pregnancy feels like an eternity where they're constantly at war trying to evict their baby. For me, the third trimester really flew by. [...]

My Journey to 100 Houseplants

My Journey to 100 Houseplants

This post is part-confession, part-love letter, and part-accountability for myself. You see, I've been on a journey for the past couple years. A journey to acquire 100 houseplants. Yes, with enough money, I could just go out and buy 100 houseplants. But I really wanted to learn about each plant that I was bringing in, [...]

Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves

Floor to Ceiling Bookshelves

I'm so excited to reveal our finished floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in our living room! It bears repeating, but home takes time. Sometimes, a lot of time! This room has gone through some really insane changes over the past two years, but none more than getting these custom bookshelves! Last fall, Ian and I got four IKEA [...]

Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

I started examining my relationship with single-use plastic and waste in 2015 (during Plastic Free July 2015's campaign). For the next few years, I considered myself "zero waste". I seldom use that term anymore when talking to people who are newer to making sustainable choices. Instead, I use the term "low waste", as I think [...]

First & Second Trimester Recap

First & Second Trimester Recap

I feel like this will be the most boring pregnancy recap that will ever grace the internet. I'm very fortunate that so far, my pregnancy has been very uneventful. As I'm entering my 30th week (!) in a few days, I decided to post a recap of all the things that I experienced as a [...]

Basement Update

Basement Update

This post has been a long time coming, and I'm so excited to share some progress with our basement! Our house has a pretty generous basement space, with a little over 600 sq. ft. It feels a lot bigger than that because it's basically one large open L-shaped room. It also has a under-the-stairs closet, [...]

Gender Neutral Nursery

Gender Neutral Nursery

In our new house, which we have lovingly dubbed Squirrel Estate, we are fortunate enough to have 4 nice-sized bedrooms. One is our primary suite, one is our office, one is our guest room, and one room served as a multi-purpose room for the (almost) 2 years that we've been here. We've always known that [...]

DIY Nightstands

DIY Nightstands

In early November of last year, I was on a mad dash to quickly finish up our guest room. My in-laws were visiting and I needed the guest room to be functional and comfortable for their stay. I had painted the entire room, swapped out the ceiling fan, added a board and batten accent wall, [...]

Living Room Updates

Living Room Updates

I realized that I haven't really blogged about our living room transformation much at all, besides the fireplace makeover. Since the holiday decorations are still here, I decided to take advantage while my living room still looks very cheery and post some updates. The main thing that we got accomplished in the living room is [...]

Moody Board & Batten

Moody Board & Batten

Happy New Year! I took a 2 week break for the holidays to recharge and it was very much needed. But after those few weeks away from my tools, I miss them so much and I'm so excited to be back at it again! For the month of January, I have a few projects that [...]