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Annual Ikea Trip

Hope everyone is back from their long Memorial weekend filled with summer fun and good friends and family time!  We did all of that plus some good shoppin’ :)  I always have a gradual Ikea list…

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Our DIY Board and Batten Wainscoting

Whew!  If ever there was a project I was relieved to check off my list it was this (so far).  I started this project back on April 13th and through many, many evenings and the few…

Project DIY Pergola – Part 3 – Pergolicious!

 Hope everyone had a good, productive weekend!  We sure did here!  Well, Saturday at least.  I got the wainscoting done (four, FOUR! coats of paint) and husband ran in the local Beach to Bay relay for his…

Texas Hill Country Anniversary

We are back from our long weekend in Fredericksburg, TX for our first anniversary and get ready, there are lots of photos of food coming up.  We initially wanted to do an out-of-state vacay to Key…

Chicken Pesto Sandwich

*please pin from original recipe, thanks!* I was hoping to be back today with a photo-liscious post of our anniversary trip to Fredericksburg but after driving, Mother(-in-law’s) Day dinner, and unpacking it was way too late…

DIY Rustic Wedding Decor – Part 2

Right now, we are up in Fredericksburg gettin’ our B&B, nature, antiquing, and foodie on for our anniversary trip, which I’ll dish all about on Monday.  Check out this write up on Design*Sponge about it :)…

DIY Rustic Wedding Decor – Part 1

Since Sunday was our one year anniversary (Monday’s post), I am making this week an anniversary-palooza.  Well, not really, but just focusing today’s and Friday’s posts on more wedding stuff, the many DIYs we did.  You…

First Anniversary

I’m not a very eloquent or creative writer so as much as I want to, I can’t get all sappy up in here, but will do my best :) So a year ago yesterday was the…

Apple Cake

*please pin from original recipe, thanks!* Some our friends came to town last weekend for a last-minute visit from Houston and since we don’t get to see them very often, and any excuse to have a…

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‘Scoting the Walls – DIY Board and Batten Wainscoting

I am so glad to be making some progress on this project finally!  It was one of those out-of-the blue projects that just hits you one day (or in my case, the middle of the night…

Trout With Lemon Cream Sauce

We consider ourselves very lucky that we live so close to great saltwater fishing, bay and offshore, and I consider myself even more lucky that I married a fisherman.  I grew up going fishing with my…

Side Table Assistance

I am in need of some advice in our living room, some design nudging for a piece a bit different than my usual.  Here’s the sitch:  We have had this void in our living room arrangement…

Project DIY Pergola – Part 2 – Posts

I hope everyone had a good Easter weekend! We spent ours completing the first step of Project Pergola: setting the posts.  See our design plan here. Husband initially wanted to build the whole thing this weekend…

House Tour is Up

Before we delve into pergola-prep and wainscoting-priming this weekend, I updated our house tour page. Take a gander here and have a good weekend!  Happy Easter everyone!

Vegan Quinoa and Black Beans

I’ve got another quinoa lunch/snack/light dinner recipe (still on my quinoa kick).  This one is from TableSpoon from A Girl Who Ate Everything. I had quinoa already cooked from a previous recipe so after sauteeing the…

Project DIY Pergola – Part 1 – Planning

When we overhauled the backyard shortly after moving in to our home, it was without saying that we obviously needed some sort of an upgrade from the “pergola” the previous owners installed.  The only reason we left…