Color Blocking the Nursery Walls

Our main living area and master bedroom both were painted white when we first moved in. I think those spaces feel airy and have enough color with the furniture and accents we've chosen to have personality and depth. But I craved some colorful spaces sprinkled throughout our house. This small room that would one day be a playful nursery was a perfect spot for a little rebellion from the traditional feel of our house.

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How Our Home Came to Be Ours

We mention to each other how unreal it is that we live in this house almost weekly. There hasn't been an ounce of buyer's remorse with this home--even with a busted pipe the week before we moved in and no central air during a 90-degree summer. We are grateful to be living here. And it's just the perfect home for us.

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Kitchen Design Round 2

It feels like such a big project, especially for Austin's busy season and for me to be in my second trimester, but between advice from our parents and the kitchen experts at Lowe's, we can conquer it. We are sticking with stock cabinetry and will DIY them look more custom and high-end. We're trying to stay under $6000 for everything top to bottom (sans appliances).

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Interior Photography 101

One area that I had willfully decided I wouldn't ever be good at was photography. My mom went to UCLA for photography, some of best friends in high school, college and today are photographers. I worked in publishing with professional photographers. My husband is a professional photographer. I haven't wanted to fail at it so I figured I just shouldn't try.

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The Living Room Design

Things look so different here. I can't believe we've only been working on this place for a week and a half. It's so encouraging how quickly things are taking shape but not having internet yet means I haven't been great at sharing it.

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It Happened!

We've been homeowners since Tuesday evening! As soon as we got the giant stack of paperwork signed, we went over to our house and started dancing around (me more so than Austin) in excitement.

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Hopeful Home

Can I be real here? Things are exhausting right now. We're under contract with a house. A house that has the perfect size yard and so much potential inside.

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