This post is sponsored by YLiving. Thanks for supporting this website! Similar to my outlook on wardrobe purchases, I feel that as I enter my grand ol’ forties, I appreciate quality over quantity in terms of purchases for the home. Now, we all know that I’m married to a hoarder interior designer, so keeping my home’s […]
It’s moving day. The trucks arrive this morning. HASHTAG BITTERSWEET.
This post is sponsored by Simmons. Thanks for supporting this website! Guest rooms are not really the norm in Newport Beach. Space is definitely at a premium, and I don’t know too many folks around here who have a room solely devoted to housing guests. So when folks come to stay with us, good ol’ Wito […]
Well well well, it seems I forgot a room in our home tour. Wita is VERY disappointed with my blogging. To be fair, Wita’s room has been the most in flux over the past year – first a crib and glider, then onto a big girl bed. Here a few photos from the baby days. […]
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This post is sponsored by Trulia, but the views expressed here are solely mine. To learn more click here. Our house is finished. Well, okay, a house is NEVER truly finished, right? BUT we just completed the outdoor paint and landscaping, and it feels pretty good to sit back and take a breath. (To see […]
The kids’ rooms are last in the tour because they are definitely the ones in most flux. In fact, we added larger beds for both kids after we had the house photographed by Jessie. So you can check out both setups! Here’s Wito’s lair. The room when we bought the house. Hello, hodge podge. And […]
The master bedroom of our home needed some MAJOR help. I mean, you guys, it was pretty dang sad when we purchased it. (Remember this little video I shot of the demolition? It was the last room of the video.) Am I right? Ouch. We are much happier with it post-renovation. (HUGE UNDERSTATEMENT.) We purchased […]
Y’all, D did it again! He has a beautiful feature in Better Homes and Gardens this month. So proud of him! You can check out the article here and more of his projects here. (Totally unrelated, but the concealer search? I’m on it like Donkey Kong. I’m in Oklahoma this week, but will compile my […]
I have to say, our home’s formal living room has been the most unexpected surprise for us. As you walk into the front door of the house, this room is directly to your right. It’s the only room in the main living area that isn’t a part of the great room, and we initially assumed […]
Next up, the entry and family room! The family room is probably the most used since it’s just an extension of our kitchen in our great room. I love being able to cook while the kids play nearby. Here’s a before shot. We didn’t have to do much to this room – just a fresh […]
It’s home tour time. Cue trumpet fanfare! First up, the kitchen and dining room. Here’s the kitchen when we bought the house and after the renovation. (psst – all of the previous nitty gritty renovation posts can be found here.) Our new island is totally the command center of the house. (All kitchen appliances and […]
You all, I am so so so excited to share that one of D’s recent projects is the cover feature in Luxe Magazine this month! I can’t even express how proud of him I am – he’s not only a natural talent, but an extremely hard worker. Here are the photos! (You can click to […]
Behind these doors lives the greatest laundry solution ever. Hanging laundry baskets, my friends.
1. Let’s talk about the house, guys. I realize I kind of left you all hanging with all the updates and then….nothing. Well, we’ve been working hard to finish the space, and we are getting really close. (Although, come on, you are never really “finished,” but that’s the fun and/or frustration of it all.) D […]