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My Soapy Valentine

"Grown Up" Dish Soap Valentine /

Growing up, I loved handing out Valentines Day cards to my friends. Most of the time, I made them myself, but there were a few years when I remember picking out a few boxes of the pre-made character ones. When I was 17, I handed out Bob the Builder cards… yeah… I still have no idea why.Β I haven’t handed out Valentine’s cards in a few years – probably since college. I guess I figured I was too old for it…

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Master Bedroom Shopping + Thrifting


Almost two years ago, I was at HomeGoods with my mom and stumbled on a rug that I immediately fell in love with at first sight… and, of course, immediately posted on Instagram: Even though I was head over heals for the 8×10 ikat beauty, I decided to pass it up and ended up buying another rug about 4 hooks down – which happened to end up on Craigslist about 6 months down the road, but that’s another story.Β A few…

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On the Set


On the Set: The Big Bang Theory /

The Big Bang Theory has always been one of our “favorite shows”, but we’ve never watched all of them in order or kept up with the big story line (aside from Penny and Leonard’s on again/off again relationship, I know nothing – so no spoilers!). Last Black Friday, Greg and I snagged seasons 1 through 5 on DVD for around $35. Even though we bought them over a year ago – 14 months ago, according to Instagram – we’re just…

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DIY Decor Half Bathroom


DIY Restoration Hardware Inspired Shelving /

You know when you have those projects that you start on and you’re all gung-ho on getting that sucker done, then an obstacle comes out of nowhere and you’re back at square one? Well, that’s sort of what happened when we decided to finally get around to tackling the half bathroom. We were all like, “This is what we’re going to do, we’re so excited! Yada, yada, yada…” and then, bam. An obstacle by way of an unforeseen wiring problem…

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House Happenings


Snow Day Essentials //

It’s official. Schools are closed, the grocery stores are out of bread and milk and the hardware stores are bare of salt bags and snow shovels. Yep, RVA is having a snow day, people! If you live in our neck of the woods, or anywhere near it, you’re well aware that Winter Storm Janus is headed our way today. Obviously a lot of the country has gotten tons of snow this winter already – which makes our measly 4 to…

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