Creating Laundry Room Storage

When we moved our laundry up from our basement to our pantry, everything was pretty awesome. But we also didn’t want just a washer and dryer at the end of the pantry, looking like we just plopped it there without any thought (like this). So we had an idea to put a countertop over it for folding, then some storage space to hide things like laundry detergent and dryer sheets, and another shelf on top for even more storage. This seemed like a simple enough project that ended up taking a few weekends, but I’m loving the final product. To get the countertop over the… Read More

Behind the Scenes

You may have seen this picture on Instagram, that our little Ruby is sick with bronchitis. She’s on antibiotics and should be all better in a couple days. For now, she’s mostly just sleepy (which isn’t the worst thing for me, to be honest!). While Ruby was at daycare this week (you know, catching germs, as one does at daycare), the cats came out to play. Literally. Trixie was soooo happy when she had a chance to play with her toys in peace. She pretty much just rolled around with a big pile of toys for like 15 minutes. Meanwhile, Mocha only wanted to be… Read More

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Modern California Renovation

I just have to interrupt whatever regularly scheduled programing we were going to have today to show you this incredible modern kitchen renovation designed by Veneer Designs in California. I haven’t been able to stop thinking about this one for days, and when I showed it to Andy, he said it was “essentially perfect.” And this is why we get along so well. I love how the super bright white counters, upper cabinets and walls are contrasted by wood grain lower cabinets and those light-colored wide plank floor boards. It’s clean, open and modern, but yet still really warm and comfortable. It’s not so… Read More

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