The Years are Short

  I’ve always heard this saying, but didn’t fully grasp it until the last few weeks. Since Rosie was born, I can’t tell you how many people have said, “Enjoy her because you’ll blink and she’ll be headed off to college.”  I smile, but inside, I’m saying, “Thanks a lot!  We just had her!”  But […]


Renovation Progress

Things are really progressing over at The Buffalo Bungalow!  All of the new layout and rooms are framed out, which is crazy to see it coming together!  Sheetrock is starting today on the existing house, so it’s really going to look crazy then! If you missed our house befores, the full floor plan post, and […]


I heart Instagram

Instagram has quickly become one of my favorite ways to spend an extra few minutes. I’ve never been much of a Facebook or Twitter person, though I use it now because I need to.  But Instagram had my heart from the beginning.  I am such a visual person, so scrolling through pretty images of inspiring […]

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Master Bathroom Design Plan

This is a sponsored post by Decor Planet.  All designs and opinions are 100% my own. One of the most exciting parts about our renovation to me is the new master bath.  Even though I’ve only designed the floor plan, in my mind it is luxurious!  Here’s a reminder of the bath floor plan (you […]


Trend Spotting: Patterned Tile

{via} I have been dying over patterned tile lately. If you’ve spent anytime on Pinterest, you’ve no doubt come across gorgeous bathrooms with Moroccan-inspired tiles.    {via} I love the personality and pattern, but I also love the age they bring to a bathroom.  While I’ve seen some with a fun, hip pattern, most feel […]

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The Buffalo Bungalow Design Plan

I’m approaching this design differently than I’ve ever done before.  When I designed our current house, I did go in with a feel that I wanted it to have.  This time I’m getting a bit more specific. I’ve known for a little while before finding this exact house that we would be renovating and moving, […]


Renovation Progress – Walls Are Gone!

Things are now moving super fast over at The Buffalo Bungalow!  In case you’ve missed it, you can see our befores, our plans, and the previous posts about the new place here. The existing house has now been almost completely demo’ed! The screens and wood from the front porch have all been removed. The next step out […]


The Buffalo Bungalow Plan – update

I know it’s been radio silence around here the last week. As we started renovations on The Buffalo Bungalow, we came across a lot of obstacles that made us re-think and re-think the floor plan.  I’ve probably drawn out thirty different floor plans in the last week trying to solve our issues. As a reminder, […]


The Perfect Summer Party

I’m excited to announce that I’m a new contributing author over at eHow!  I’m so excited to work with the amazing eHow team and create some fun content that I can share with you guys here as well. I’m over on eHow now talking about how to plan the perfect summer party. I had the […]

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Nature-Inspired Spring Accessories

Happy Friday, friends! Spring is in full swing around here!  There’s even an azalea blooming in our front yard now.  I am loving it! I’m spreading my spring joy around today with a new post over on Zillow Digs Blog.  I’m sharing my favorite Nature-Inspired Spring Accessories to get your home ready for this season.  And, […]


BHG is Coming!

I have some exciting news, my friends! When you guys guessed about the Big Secret Project, several of you guessed that a magazine was coming.  Well, you were right!  Obviously, moving and our coming renovation was what I was referring to then, but I can now officially share that Better Homes and Gardens is coming. […]