Ever looked through an old photo album with your parents and heard comments like, "Wow, remember that orange shag carpet, babe?" That's the kind of nostalgia that warms my heart - the real life day-to-day memories, the forgotten details of an era. With constant strive to have a perfect, themed blog or Instagram feed, it seems like so many photos these days are entirely staged (myself totally included #realtalk). This shoot with photographer, David Weflen, captured real life moments. We dressed in comfy clothes like we would any day (okay...my hair is not always so perfectly curled on a "normal day". It typically takes frizzy residence on the very top of my head, in the form of a lumpy bun). David encouraged us to be natural, and caught us in our natural habitat. I look forward to looking through these photos years from now to be reminded of our first year, and our first home. I would recommend a home shoot to capture the current, special stage of life that you and your loved ones are experiencing.
Posting on a Tuesday? Yep, you betcha (wow, that sounded so Midwestern...I need to get back to the South. SOS). We've been getting a lot of cold rain in Michigan as of late. I'm disappointed (severe understatement) with this Spring weather, but I'm happy with the extra blog time. Hence, why we are here together on this lovely, non-Sunday
California. Land of health nuts, nuts in general, fresh food markets, expansive beaches, and some of the friendliest folks I’ve met. WHAT? Yes, you heard it here first. Californians, generally, are quite friendly. And this coming from a guy who lived in the southern United States for the better part of 7 years. The landscapes are breathtaking. The scenery is hard to capture. The weather is to die for. (You know, except for the miserable first 24 hours of downpours we experienced.) This is 48 Hours in California!
Selling your home?
Happy Spring! The season for real estate. I see many people put their homes up for sale with little preparation because they are so confident in the "sellers market." Chances are, your home will sell quickly. But don't forget that effective staging will keep offers rolling in, allowing you to collect some extra cash. Here are 8 ways to get your home ready for the market.
Our living room is easily the most used room of our home. It's where we entertain with friends, host family birthday parties, and sob during Tuesday night's This Is Us. I had big dreams for this space. My husband won't hesitate to tell you that my big dreams come with hefty budget requirements. While browsing through dresses at Nordstrom Rack, I'm quick to pick out the dress that costs more than our mortgage. I'm pretty sure my eyes filter through everything I can afford and only fixate on high end beauties. We've all dealt with this disease at one time or another, right?
Hi y'all! Hannah here. Some of you may know that I work as a textiles sales rep for a flooring company (Shaw Ind.). I receive a lot of texts and Facebook messages from friends and family who are building/remodeling and have found themselves overwhelmed by flooring options! Flooring is a significant investment that sets the tone for your home. Today, I'm introducing a short segment, Foray Into Flooring, to help you navigate your flooring selection process. Below you'll find the pros and cons of carpet to help you know what to look for and what to avoid.
The second largest American state, Texas, has about 480 hours of things to see. Unfortunately, we only had a 3 day visit to explore Dallas and Fort Worth with our dear friends Andrew and Graceann, who served as our tour guides. (Note: Hannah had lived in Dallas in the past and served as assistant to the tour guides.)
It really is bigger in Texas, y’all!