12 Apple Recipes Perfect for Fall

A few weeks ago we took the kids apple picking at Quarry Hill Orchards outside of Cleveland and it was so much fun. It’s a nice, low-key kind of place, with no entrance fee — just pay by the bag, $25 — and no fuss. No wagon rides or petting zoos or corn mazes, but just really, really good apples and great, wholesome, socially distanced fun for everyone. They also have a cute shop. But then we got home with this huge bag of apples and WHAT WERE WE GOING TO DO WITH THEM?!?! One can only eat so many… Read More

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The Cabin Bathroom Reveal!

When we first bought our cabin, we thought the bathroom was good enough that a full renovation could wait a few years… Then we showered for the first time and after our very first time using the bathroom said IT HAS TO GO NOW. The floor was disgusting — so dirty it could never get cleaned. The shower was microscopic. I could barely turn around and I’m not a big person. We knew it would be expensive and complicated, because renos always are. We didn’t know we’d get dumped by our contractor, there would be a global pandemic mid-construction, it… Read More

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Painting Our Kitchen BLACK!

Let me just start by saying: the absolute hardest part of an open-concept home is when you want to take pictures of one room, but two other rooms have to be clean because they could be in the shot!! We did a project way back in November(!!) that we only just now got around to photographing. Whoops! So do you remember when our kitchen was very, very, very white? White cabinets, white counters, white walls, white shelves, nearly white floors, silver appliances (only because I wasn’t able to convince Andy to go with white like I wanted)… Here’s a photo… Read More

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