Home Tour: Living Room

Hey, let’s keep going on our virtual home tour, ok? Next up: the living room! It’s taken a long time for us to get to this point, but I finally feel like I’m happy with the way this room looks. It’s a great place for us to show off all the late 19th/early 20th century furniture and art I inherited from my great-grandfather, like the piano, bookcase and chair, along with some newer things that Andy and I have bought ourselves, like the fun “tango” rug (sometimes Andy and I try to dance the tango by following the footsteps on the rug!) and the… Read More

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Tried-and-True Recipe: Guacamole Bruschetta

I love sharing these “tried-and-true recipes” with you. We try a lot of recipes that we find on Pinterest — some work and some are complete failures — so it’s fun to be able to tell you what has worked for us! One of our all-time favorite recipes that we’ve been making for years is Just a Taste’s Guacamole Bruschetta. It’s basically a chunky guac on toasted garlic bread, which is simple and so so so yummy. I mean, you had me at avocado! This is the perfect thing to make during the summer when we want something quick and easy as a side or complete meal, and… Read More

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How Do You Define Your Decorating Style?

Happy Monday! I have a little something different for you today that’s been on my mind for a while. I’d love to hear what you think about this… Did you ever watch Emily Henderson’s show on HGTV, “Secrets From a Stylist,” aka the best decorating/design show on HGTV ever, back when HGTV actually had decorating/design shows instead of just flashy remodeling and real estate shows? (grumble grumble) Anyway, she did this thing at the beginning of each episode where she conducted a “style diagnostic” on her clients to define their style, like, “your style is Disco meets Downton Abbey,” or something crazy like that.… Read More

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