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Self-employment – 5 Things I Learned My First Year

Self-employment – 5 Things I Learned My First Year

It has officially been one year since I left my full-time corporate role as a Senior Marketing Manager and started my self-employment journey. There have been many ups and downs and I have learned so much about myself and about building a business. I have 

Built-in Shelves DIY – How We Built Them

Built-in Shelves DIY – How We Built Them

A white, flat wall is what loomed behind the desk in our home office. Boring to look at, a stark zoom background…it needed a change. Since this is a room we use daily, we decided to make this one of our next DIY projects.  Built-in 

Guide to Kitchen Island Pendant Lights

Guide to Kitchen Island Pendant Lights

When deciding what kitchen island pendant lights to select in your kitchen, there are a lot of design factors to consider including the scale of the pendant, the style, and the type of ambience you are trying to create. It seems like it should be 

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore

When we decided to build mudroom lockers, we knew we wanted them to pop against our white walls and Hale Navy by Benjamin Moore is the perfect color to do that!  We loved the contrast that this dark blue has next to the bright walls. 

Best Brass Door Knobs

Best Brass Door Knobs

We love small projects that make a big difference in a home. Replacing interior door handles and doorknobs easily falls into this category!  When we moved into The Arched Manor, the interior doors had the typical polished brass levers that were popular when it was 

Roycroft Bronze Green by Sherwin Williams

Roycroft Bronze Green by Sherwin Williams

When it came time to build out our home office and choose a paint color, Roycroft Bronze Green by Sherwin Williams (SW 2846) was a no brainer. Let me tell you why – we knew going into the project that we wanted to finally commit 

What is a Heat Pump? Heat Pump vs. Furnace

What is a Heat Pump? Heat Pump vs. Furnace

I admit it – up until a few months ago I had no idea what a heat pump was. I had heard the term of course and I knew it was some form of HVAC, but I couldn’t tell you how it compared to an 

Guest Bedroom and Bathroom Reveal!

Guest Bedroom and Bathroom Reveal!

I am so excited to finally share the reveal of our guest bedroom with you! What a labor of love and also a labor of learning. This project was full of firsts for me from staining a vanity and painting grout, all the way to 

Refresh Your Bathroom Tile with Grout Paint

Refresh Your Bathroom Tile with Grout Paint

A month ago when I decided on updating our guest bedroom I knew the first place I would need to start is the bathroom. I wanted to see what upgrades I could make with spending as little money as possible. My plan to save included 

Yardzen Review – Ideas for Landscape Design

Yardzen Review – Ideas for Landscape Design

We had loosely heard of Yardzen a couple years ago and knew it was an up-and-coming service that provides 3D renderings and ideas for landscape design. It wasn’t until we read this blog post from Chris Loves Julia that we really took notice. For those of