March 10, 2016

Living Room Redo

  We have worked this living room 100 times. No, seriously. We refused to buy a house that wouldn’t fit this couch, and this couch can only go on one wall in our living room. We did a lot of talking and planning. We almost pulled the trigger on a projector as the TV, but decided to save it for another room. We have switched rugs, coffee table, side tables, TV location, fire place color, room color, and art – more than once each. Living rooms are soooooo hard. You have the constant struggle of what looks good vs. what works
October 21, 2015
Cha Changes

Cha cha cha changes

Hi friends! There is a lot of change happening around life right now. If you hang out on our instagram, you probably have a good idea about two things going on that are consuming us right now. Thing one is: We are moving back to NYC. Yep. We have a very very big and exciting plan that is going to be very hard to execute, but we are SO excited to try and see if we can do it. Right now we have the Rich Hippies House (our AirBNB) up on the market and after we sell it we will
October 16, 2015
Trash Talk

Trash Talking

We just arrived home from our NYC trip, and fall fell all over our yard. Crunchy gross leaves covered both our walkways and that lead from the sidewalk to the front porch and the driveway to the front porch. About this time last year when fall covered our pathways, Joey ventured outside with no shoes on. Next thing I knew, we were in the hospital. Joey cut his foot on an unknown object, only to find out he was poisoned. By a turtle shell fragment. We have no idea how it got there and the hospital ensured us this was
September 22, 2015
Fall Y'all

It’s Fall Ya’ll!

This post is sponsored by Target. Growing up in Florida, “ya’ll” was a thing, and it’s a thing I lost when I moved in NYC in 1999. For nearly 15 years, I barely said it  -until we moved to Nashville, and it’s oddly comforting to hear it so often. Something South Florida didn’t really have was a true fall, but as a kid we used to come to Tennessee and I was able to see the leaves change.  I had always dreamed of living by the mountains and throwing a faux stag up on the wall and lighting some logs
May 12, 2015

One Credenza Four Ways

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine. Hey friends! Hope Mother’s Day was great for all you mama’s and mom’s-to-be! We took to the woods and spent a long weekend at Rock Island. It’s about my favorite thing in the world to do. Life has been extra busy lately so those few days was a gift in itself. A few months back we styled and shot some of the pictures for the Sauder look-book and can finally share on the blog what we did! We were asked to
April 20, 2015

Front Porch Fresh Up

Compensation for this post provided by T.J .Maxx via Mode Media, but all opinions expressed are solely the author’s. Hello friends! Happy Spring. We were lucky enough to run off to Florida last week and soak in the good weather and then return to Nashville to be greeted by the beautiful spring breeze and sunshine. I realized something while “home” in Boca Raton; I miss plants. A lot. Living in New York, we failed a bunch at plants and even here in Nashville. You may remember we planted a tree when we bought our new home a year ago. Well,
February 17, 2015

Guest Bathroom Progress and Plan

Hey friends! Did you get hit with this icy storm? In NYC we were use to a ton of snow, and here in Nashville it’s like an ice skating rink. Everything is covered in a coat of ice. It’s sort of magical and scary at the same time. Looking at the branches is beautiful, but makes me wonder how long it will take for them to snap on electrical cords and leave us with no power. Crossing fingers that’s just a theory. I have mentioned a lot that this blue was getting to me. We painted so many rooms already, but the
November 28, 2014

The Big 'Ol Gift Guide of 2014 : Kids

Shopping. It’s something I promise to get done every year before Halloween and in the past that was a super easy task, but since becoming a a mom that goal has gotten a bit harder to accomplish.  Atlas is pretty set with gifts, and our TOMS shopping at Target was a nice way to get a bunch of gifts in one trip. The hardest to shop for is Joey, by far. How’s your shopping going? Are you done, or do you wait for all the mega sales a starting today? Black Friday scares me to be honest. I found such amazing
November 20, 2014

Pretty Holiday Pies to Try!

Oh man, it’s pie season for two solid months. Here is a round up of some amazing selections from the Foodie page. I love the idea of the little pie fries for kids (so you can make sure they don’t go tooooo crazy with sugar) and that it also doubles as breakfast. If you have any great pie recipes, please direct me there – we have a few stops and I would like to have pie-in-hand. Check out Pretty Holiday Pies by Lana Migliore Katsaros at Foodie.com xoxo,
September 19, 2014

And it was all white

I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Kids love to reek havoc on walls. In particular, our little whirlwind, Atlas, is adept at scraping and dragging things along the wall as he either attempts to avoid a diaper change or just see if his Duplo block can pass through the drywall at breakneck speed. We’ve done a lot of painting lately so let me show you how the Olympic One paint has held up so far. Here’s Atlas’ room. All pretty and and idealized. Take a look at the changing mat. Pretty close to that vintage car pic and