Living Room Built-In Cabinets

Living Room Built-In Cabinets

The unthinkable has happened.  We finally finished our living room built-ins.  We didn't think the day would ever arrive.  But it did.  Turn outs it was totally work all of the work.  Okay fine, let's be real.  It was totally worth all of Nate's work.

Ike agrees.  He's pumped that his people might finally be able to sit down on the weekends again.

We've been working on this room since June so it's nice to see the end.  We hosted a party this weekend which was a great extra push to add the finishing touches.  Like doors.  And books.

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Fall In Love Room Makeover Announcement

Fall In Love Room Makeover Announcement

Man.  Where do the weekends go?  Nate and I are brilliant and decided to host a party this coming Saturday.  Our living room still isn't done.  Our house is a disaster. Well, the weekend got us closer to less of a disaster.  We got this.  I swear I'll have a reveal next week because it has to be done!  (There are some sneak peeks on our Instagram feed.)

Speaking of finishing rooms.  I'm a sucker and agreed to party with some of my favorite blog buddies.  We're making over a room by November 3rd.  Beings we've been working on our living room since June, this should be good. 

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Special Photo Sale for a Friend

Special Photo Sale for a Friend

Occasionally I like to use this blog for good.  For something other than home show and tell. 

A good friend of mine is adopting and I'd like to help her out.  Christy was my roommate for a year during pharmacy school.  The fact that she didn't murder me is enough for me to do whatever I can to help her in her journey.  What? It's not that I had concerns about her being a serial killer.  It's just that I'm not easy to live with.  Ask Nate.  Or Ike.

Christy has started a blog, Adopting Baby Bonfig, to document their adoption journey.  She explains their decision to adopt here.  In much more eloquent terms than I could even begin to.

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New Industrial Living Room Sconces

New Industrial Living Room Sconces

Did you all have a fabulous holiday weekend?  Ours was productive/exhausting.  Don't worry.  We're taking a little vacation here soon.  Ike too.  Ike really needs a vacation.  He's excited for a week at the lake.

We made excellent progress in our living room.  It'll still be another week or two until the reveal because it's quite the undertaking.  We are loving the progress we have made so far.  Nate's building skills always impress me.  This may be his most impressive building work yet.  He's lucky he has me to give him crazy ideas. 

We finally picked out living room sconces.  Some of you questioned our choice in industrial lighting.  Mainly the functionality of industrial lighting.  We appreciate your thoughts!  You definitely gave us a lot to think about.  In the end, we felt they were the perfect solution for living room update.

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Easy Enchilada Chicken

Easy Enchilada Chicken

Happy Friday!  Who's pumped for a three day weekend?  I would be if I had one but I have to work on Monday.  On Labor Day.  The irony is not lost on me on that one.

We still have plans to finish up our never-ending living room project and sneak in some end of Summer fun.

But today I'd like to share with you one of Nate and I's favorite weeknight meals, easy enchilada chicken.  This recipe whips up in under 30 minutes.  We often cook the chicken on the weekend and it whips up in under 10 minutes.  And it warms it up deliciously.  Winning all around.

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New Kitchen Curtains

New Kitchen Curtains

I finally made a curtain decision.  It's definitely a bolder choice than I would normally make.  Bold equals scary.  I'm now into scary.  Maybe I'm even grown-up enough for horror films?  Wait. No.  Too scary.

I spent one night Googling "Are black curtains a good idea or a bad idea?".  You don't see black curtains often. (Although, I have seen them pop up more and more lately.)   I kept thinking there is probably a reason.  Eh. I figured I'd order some and give it a try.  (I went with the Threshold Grommet in black.)

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Tour Through Blogland

Tour Through Blogland

Today is a big day.  I'm participating in the Tour Through Blogland.  (Google it. It's a thing. I swear.)  My buddy, Caitlin, over at Desert Domicile asked me to join in on the fun.  I can never turn down blog fun.

If you're new here, run.  I kid.  It's not all bad.  I have a super cute dog.

The Tour Through Blogland includes a few questions and snooping through my house.  I'll post some of my favorites but you can take the full tour here!  (The full tour includes sources and paint colors!)

Here's the exterior of our house.  We needed a color besides the traditional tan or white.  Blue it was.  I love this color so much.  We've actually had strangers stop by to ask us about the siding we used. 

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