Category Archives: Loving Here

Debuting our Craft-Art Wood Countertops

**This post is sponsored by Craft-Art and we received products in exchange for sharing our opinions with you, but rest assured all opinions are our own!** Ok, friends and family, I know we’ve been a bit MIA lately, and life has been crazy. Like–Wyatt has been at work until 6:30 or even until 7:45 a […]

The Plan for our Family-Friendly Basement

Well friends, we have been WAY TOO LAX in posting updates for you all. Between late work nights for both of us, a huge garage sale, a mini camping trip, and more, we’ve just been behind on blogging. But we have made some progress on a few things, so I’m hopeful we’ll have a few […]

Wednesday Wish List: Throw Pillow Therapy

Hey friends, I’ve been doing a lot of online window shopping lately as I’m working on choosing design styles and organizing my ideas for the basement family room. We haven’t decided on a couch yet, but have one we’re planning to go look at and sit on soon, and to hold myself over, I spent […]

Built-ins for the Basement

I realized a couple of weeks ago that we haven’t even really shared the plans for the basement. And that might be because we hadn’t fully decided on every detail, but I have found that talking things out with you all tends to help me make decisions, so today, we’ll start with what we do […]

Some Unfinished Updates

This post contains affiliate links, which means we will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on our direct link. Don’t worry, it doesn’t cost you anything extra.  While in the middle of this basement renovation, we actually ended up with a few other small projects also in progress. To be […]

Why I Decided to Try Stitch Fix…Again

Hey friends, I’m back with a little update on my Stitch Fix experiment. For the first post I wrote on the mail styling service, click HERE. As a refresher, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the service, Stitch Fix charges you a $20 styling fee and then sends five pieces in each box for you […]

Basement Drywall Repair: What We Learned About Hiring a Contractor

So, I wanted to share a little update on the basement to keep you all up to speed about that project, and to share a little bit about what we learned with hiring out the drywall repair to a professional. The short version of the story is that yes, we would consider hiring out portions […]

Home Goals for 2017

We’re a few weeks into 2017 and it’s time we (finally) share our goals for the year. After a fairly poor showing last year, I tried to be a bit more realistic, but I can’t help myself–I did include some big stuff, too. As well as a few things we didn’t get done from our […]

2016 Goal Recap

Well, friends, it’s time to fess up about all we got done…and not done…in 2016. I already know this is going to be a bit of a disappointment to go through. At least personally. You probably don’t care quite as much as I do. Ha! Still, in the spirit of being honest, here we go! […]

A Quick Look Back at Our Christmas

Hey friends, happy 2017! I’m going to be honest and say that I’ve been a terrible blogger. More specifically, we’ve been terrible home bloggers. We haven’t had any real home updates for you all in awhile, and few other updates either. I’m hopeful for a fresh start and a renewed joy in checking in with […]

What’s Up Downstairs?

Well, since we’ve been spending the majority of the free time we have to work on home projects dealing with basement stuff, I figured it was worth a quick update for you all. Here’s the post with all the details on what happened. And a quick reminder photo of what part of the ceiling looked […]

A Little Living Room Lift – Or, Why I <3 Curtain Rings

It’s been a busy few months around here, with very little progress or projects. But, I did made a little change in the living room a couple weeks ago by adding curtain rings to the window treatments in there. Let me just first explain that I realize this is NOT an earth-shattering post. You may […]

An Overdue Update on Our Goals

Well, we only have like 7 weeks left to tackled these, figure it’s time to check in and see how we’re doing. (Spoiler–not great.) 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen sink. Done! Read about this project, here. 2. Revamp the laundry room. Well, with the whole washer flood issue, and the resulting repair […]

A Simple Halloween Mantle

You might not know it, but I really am becoming more of a minimalist at heart. Stylistically anyway. Not when it comes to books and magazines…and my inability to keep my office clean and uncluttered. But, because our house is usually messy with clutter, I find that I don’t want a lot of cluttered decor […]

An Ikea Hack for Houseplants

One of my projects this weekend was to replant several of my houseplants that were overgrown and in need of some fresh root space. And, I got to create a fun Ikea hack while I was at it. Flower pots are always one of the worst things for me to pick out at the store. […]

Updating my Office – A (Small) Home Office Makeover

I’ve been working on a small home office makeover for awhile. Really, I’ve been cleaning, but I’m going to pretend it was a full revamp, okay?It’s looked like this for WAY too long this year. But since I also added some furniture, I’m going to pretend it was more than just cleaning. It was also […]

When it Rains, it Floods…right?

So, technically, our flood wasn’t caused by the rain, it was caused by the washing machine drain hose coming unhooked. But, there was still a flood in our kitchen and laundry room, which leaked down to our basement and caused a whole bunch of issues. Yikes. So, now instead of just ignoring the basement ceiling […]

Awesome Ottomans – A Little Living Room Update

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A Switch in Time – A New Living Room Clock

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A Few (Small) Fixes

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Family-Friendly Design – Toddler Toy Storage Tips

It’s hard to believe, but yes, we really do have a near-toddler on our hands. As Will gets more mobile and does more playing on his own, I’ve found that toy storage has become more and more important. I like the idea of having a playroom dedicated to toys, but right now, that isn’t practical for […]

2016 Home Goals Update

We’ve now passed the halfway point in the year, so it’s time to check in on our progress on our home goals for the year. We still have a lot to do, but I think we’ve made a dent in this list, at least a small dent. 1. Add a garbage disposal back under the kitchen […]

A Cool Key – Wyatt’s Awesome Wooden 5th Anniversary Gift to Me

I wanted to share an awesome little project Wyatt and I sort of tag-teamed a couple of weeks ago that all started with his awesome wooden 5th anniversary gift to me. As a little backstory, when we were dating, Wyatt gave me an antique key after I mentioned I thought they were really cool. He picked […]

My First Stitch Fix – Is Stitch Fix For You?

Guys, I know I’m super behind the times when it comes to blogger trends so I wasn’t planning to blog about this, but I just got my first Stitch Fix box (and posted about it on Instagram) and I got so many questions, I figured it was worth a blog post. So, if you’re here just […]

Will’s Sweet and Simple First Birthday Party

I can’t believe I’m writing a recap post for our son’s first birthday. If I’m being honest, I can’t really believe we have a son, but since he’s now a year old, I should probably stop admitting that. It’s just that sometimes I look at him and think about how amazingly wonderful his story is […]

Completing the Deck Set

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Summer Mantle Decor – Shiny and “Sandy”

Now, you might think I’m going to be talking about beachy summer mantle decor, complete with seashells and sand in a pretty bottle, with the reference to “sandy.” But nope. It’s a different kind of “Sandy.” Want the song stuck in your head all day? GO WATCH IT HERE. Gotcha. Anyway, our summer mantle really […]

A Couple Kitchen Changes

I know, I know. I just made a big deal about how our kitchen is finally done. Go see the recap, here! But, we’re never really totally done, right? To be fair, the most recent updates are pretty darn small. And, to be honest while we’re being fair, small changes are all we have time for these […]

Hand-me-down Happiness

One of the biggest blessings most young families are given is the gift of hand-me-down furniture. It’s wonderful to help fill empty rooms and prevent everyone from having to sit on lawn chairs or canoes in the living room. But, the bad part about all that free furniture is that it doesn’t always perfectly suit our […]

Our Kitchen Renovation Recap

Now that the kitchen has been done for awhile, I figure we should do a final recap post. So, get ready for a bunch of photos. I’ve also inserted links where I could, to round up all our project posts. Thanks for sticking with us through this super long process. It’s been a frustrating process, […]