The most asked question I get anymore is “How is the house going?” And I can hardly blame anyone. Pretty much all my life (and quite frankly Instagram) has been for the past 8 months has been our house. Within a week now we will be prepping to move in meaning the pressure is on and, unfortunately, the to-do list is still long. But I wanted to give a quick update on just exactly what is left to-do!

A House Update – Move in Date!

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If there is one thing in this entire home building and design process that has been an absolute shocker to me, it’s that we choose dark countertops in our kitchen. Well, that and how quickly your budget can disappear. But the dark countertops stick out so much because I’ve always dreamed of having light bright spaces.

However, after some quick research and realization that we really love maraschino cherries and red wine (not together mind you) we decided white countertops were just not for us. Luckily, moody interiors have never seemed more approachable and it only took a few Pinterest scrolls for us to commit to our dark countertops.

Dark Countertop Kitchens that Convinced Us to Put Them in Our Home


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I may have just started this series a few months ago, but it’s already a favorite of mine. You can’t solve everything life throws at you, but you can brighten some one’s day by paying for their coffee or holding the door open for them. So that’s what this series is for. No matter where you are in life (celebrating or surviving) I hope at the very least this little things make your heart feel a little lighter.

5 Things for the Heart - July


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