Painting the bunk room paneling was the most tedious, excruciating paint project I have ever embarked upon. We had gotten a quote to get is professionally sprayed for around $2,000. Looking back, it had probably been worth it! Because this paint project began back in Feb/March, I figured it was good a time as ever to tackle a DIY project. Save $2,000 and keep busy during the covid lockdown? Why not?
Older, wiser Hannah can think of many reasons "why not"
Big Sky is a place that exudes serenity. It's hard not to slow down and to take in the 360 degree views of mountains, pines, and you guessed it--a sky as blue and beautiful as it is big. We scooted away for the Labor Day weekend, and were able to drive an hour down to Yellowstone and The Grand Tetons as well! It's a road trip that EVERYONE must do. These national parks are as good as it gets!
I have had this on my calendar for weeks! This launch is SO GOOD! I am definitely going to order a few things for the lake house and an upcoming project. Shop quick...each season, this line sells out fast!
If you have been following along on Instagram for a while, you may remember that we built a house in Holland two years ago! This was our very first rental property! We bought a lot downtown Holland (one of the very last lots downtown!), and built this 4 bed, 2 bath home, and rented it out for two years before selling. We learned SO MUCH through this process, and are immensely thankful that we embarked on this journey.
The #HTlakehouse is our 5th home. On a long walk the other day, Hannah and I were reflecting on our 5 homes, all so different from one another! We lived in new construction in the country, moved to a condo walkable to shops and resultants, renovated a mid-century home in the woods, moved back to a tiny condo near the city, and finally, moved out toward Lake Michigan. These living experiences were vastly different from one another, and we learned so much about ourselves with each one. It's been an unpredictable journey, and one that neither of us could have truly estimated. Sometimes we get asked if our plan was to move so frequently all along. And the short answer would be "NO WAY!" When we found the EGR condo (#2 of 5 of our home babies), we thought we'd live there until we had children. But after we caught "the bug," we began what seems like a never ending process of moving. This time around, it feels different. More on that later. Today, we're chatting about these 5 vastly different experiences, and which is our favorite!
I recently placed a large order from H&M home! They just launched a new line and it is lovely! H&M has become one of my favorite sources for home decor. I love the neutral, soft color palette; and the prices are great! Furnishing a house in 2020 is no easy feat as SO many things are sold out online. I was pretty excited to stumble upon a new line with some availability. I ordered a bunch of pillows for the bunk room reading bench (even the bunny one which Ty thinks is ugly....I think it will be fun and playful for the bunk room!) along with these pillow inserts. I also ordered a few rattan hanging planters for the kitchen, and an oak frame with will look great on the kitchen shelves!
Oh, and be sure to follow along on Instagram as we will be hosting a GIVEAWAY for one of the darling hanging planters!
We recently embarked on a little road trip to 30a, Florida. We blogged a 30a travel guide here. As described in our travel guide, 30a is truly a special place, especially for anyone with a deep love for home design! The curated neighborhoods, unique architecture, and West Indie color schemes are unexplainably dreamy. Today, we're sharing a few snippets of our most recent trip. Honestly, we love this place so much that we want to share it with everyone, while simultaneously want to keep it a complete secret so that it doesn't get too busy, ha! One of these days I may delete all 30a content for that selfish reason. TBD. she types while laughing nervously
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo currently sharing the renovation of our Holland cottage, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers, and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!