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DIY Desk

We built a desk! Or I guess Brandon built a desk, but either way, we are excited to share the DIY instructions because 1. desks are expensive, we built this one for under $250 and 2. this was super easy and we are positive that anyone can do it!!

Written by Brandon: There are dozens of way to build a desk or table. The approach I took is certainly not the most skilled, but is also a bit more advanced than my previous builds (primarily, and a bit excessively, work benches). My words of encouragement to anyone building a desk or table for the first time: 1) be patient, 2) use cheap wood and 3)remind yourself that if it doesn’t work out, you can always start over. Unlike a kitchen reno.

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Powder Room Makeover

Over the course of the last few months, we have slowly been updating our powder room on the main floor & giving it a much needed face lift. A few things about this space, the first being it is TINY and super hard to photograph, so bear with me. Second, the people who partially renovated the house before we bought it decided to tear out the original pedestal sink and install a vanity that was way too big for the space. Also, with young kids, we wanted to be able to also have step stool in place for hand washing since it’s the bathroom we use most and still be able to open & close the door, so we knew that going back to a pedestal sink would solve both of those problems. And the third component, we didn’t want to spend a lot of money but love lots of character in small spaces, so we did this entire makeover for under $500!

Here is the before photo, taken when we first moved in.

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Summer Movie Lineup

One of my favorite things about summer is evening storms! We seem to have them a lot lately, in the late afternoon or right after dinner, the sun still pours in our living room but the rain is loud and it makes for the coziest movie nights! We have pulled out our camping tent twice this year already, and the girls love to pull the pillows off the couch and build a bed on the floor for movies. The other night we were picking out some of our favorite movies to add to our queue, and I thought this would be fun for a blog post!! I love all the things that evoke the feelings of the season, so watching a good baseball movie on a summer night will always be my favorite! Field of Dreams, anyone?!Β 

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Sharing a list of our favorites! Crack open the windows while it’s storming, make a big bowl of popcorn or some stovetop s’mores & throw back to some of the best summery movies of all time!

The Parent Trap

Eat Pray Love

Field of Dreams

Now & Then


The Sandlot

Wedding Crashers

Bridges of Madison County

500 Days of Summer

And if it’s after the fourth of July, well then Hocus Pocus is totally acceptable, my kids insisted in reading the Grinch last night before bed so we are really getting ahead of ourselves. What are some of your favorites (including any Netflix series!) that you love to watch on a stormy summer night?! I would love to hear all of your recommendations! Happy Monday!! XO