Mother's Day is right around the corner! We all know that the moms in our lives deserve some major celebrating. My mother raised nine (yes, nine!) children, so she is immensely deserving of a day of celebration! Truly, I don't know how she did it. She's beyond amazing. I can't wait to spend the day showering her with love, gratitude, dinner, and of course - gifts!
This post is long overdue! We have an affinity for shelving, and have incorporated shelving in each of our 5 kitchens. Shelving adds character to a kitchen and offers a space to display pretty dishes, plants, and even artwork! It's one way to make a kitchen feel personal. We're excited to finally share all about our kitchen floating shelf DIY...including our first ever tutorial video! We built this shelf for $77 and could not be happier with it.
When we moved to the Holland lake house, we downsized from a king to a queen due to the size of the bedroom. At first, we didn't mind the switch...well, that feeling has worn off and we are itching to go back to a king! Hey, we tried! It's hard to downsize after the king life! We will have to replace our nightstands with a narrower version, but we have decided that a good night's sleep is more than worth it! We still have our king mattress from our previous home and are simply waiting to purchase a new bed!
The EGR flip is coming along wonderfully! Maybe it's because we aren't living in this one, but it feels like it's been our quickest renovation yet...(though it's mathematically not)! The cabinets have been installed and they are BEAUTIFUL! The hood is framed, and all of the new windows have also been put in. Next up on our docket is flooring, counters, and backsplash. We are planning to have those installed this week! I shared a few sneak peeks of the kitchen last week; it's about time I share the vision! We are going more traditional than we typically do to match the original era of the home. Elements like brass and soapstone will feel classic and cozy.
Over the past month or so, I've been working on finalizing the design for each room at the EGR flip. Our crew is working FAST, which is great, but also mean this designer needs to kick it into gear and get every selected ASAP! The primary bathroom tile selections are due on Monday!
In a year with an insane amount of unpredictability, one thing remained: we drank a lot of coffee. We compiled our top 10 list of best coffee shops in America for 2020. While we weren't able to "dine in" many of these establishments, we still accounted for the vibe in our scoring method. That said, as it should, the actual coffee took precedent! We did a majority of our travel this year in January and February with hopes of escaping winter. Thank goodness we did! Additionally, in the spirit of never double dipping, coffee shops listed in our 2019 and 2018 top 10 coffee shop posts have not been included.
Have you checked out the new Studio McGee x Target launch? Their line gets better and better each season! There are so many gorgeous, affordable pieces!
We purchased these chairs for our dining room! They are perfect for an Airbnb as the cushions are removable so we could swap them out if they were to get stained. (Our existing leather chairs will be used to stage the #EGRbungalow flip). We also boughtthis console table for our dining room. It’s so beautiful in person and provides the perfect place for a lamp, plant, and stack of books. It’s what our dining room was missing! I also ordered this faux eucalyptus tree for staging the flip (mostly likely, it will end up in our basement after we sell the flip!)