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6 Things You Can Do Today to Take Better Photos of Your Home

6 Things You Can Do Today to Take Better Photos of Your Home

Photography was one of my first true loves. The kind of love that only gets better with time and patience ? and hours and hours in the darkroom! When I first started using my mom?s old Minolta, I was 15, and I was so, so careful with what I wanted...
general decoration - 2019-08-20 19:19:59
Lucy?s Craft Table Gets a Makeover!

Lucy?s Craft Table Gets a Makeover!

A kid\'s craft table makeover using stain and paint // home office inspiration // play room inspiration // via Yellow Brick Home Take me to Lucy’s Craft Table Gets a Makeover!
general decoration - 2019-08-19 19:23:18
The Weekender: Lucy?s First Bike, Keeping Blogs Alive + a Podcast Interview

The Weekender: Lucy?s First Bike, Keeping Blogs Alive + a Podcast Interview

Lucy?s First Bicycle Our favorite activity this summer has been family bike rides on our tandem ? bicycles built for 2 make everything more fun, I think! And because Lucy loves being on wheels as much as we do, we figured it was time we get her a...
general decoration - 2019-08-16 19:23:34


Vlog: Our Tree House 2 Years Later!

Vlog: Our Tree House 2 Years Later!

Somehow, time has escaped us. We looked up one day this summer, and we said, can you believe we?ve had our Tree House for 2 years"! 2. Years. Tree House has been a labor of love unlike any other, and we feel so lucky to say that it?s already...
general decoration - 2019-08-15 19:24:33
5 Ways to Save Money (+ Get It Back!) While Improving Your New Home

5 Ways to Save Money (+ Get It Back!) While Improving Your New Home

This post is brought to you by ComEd. It?s finally summer ? which also means that many Chicagoans are considering their upcoming leases and deciding on their next move (quite literally). As most of us know, moving to a new home can be a pretty big...
general decoration - 2019-08-13 19:22:14
Bringing New Life to Lucy?s Old Chair with Paint and Cane Webbing

Bringing New Life to Lucy?s Old Chair with Paint and Cane Webbing

A few months before Lucy was born, a baby shower was thrown to celebrate this new little life. At the shower, my mom?s twin sister (who has owned a few antique shops throughout her life) gifted us the most adorable bentwood children?s rocking chair....
general decoration - 2019-08-12 19:23:06
The Weekender: A Reader Survey, An Update on the Two Flat and the Color I Can?t Get Enough of

The Weekender: A Reader Survey, An Update on the Two Flat and the Color I Can?t Get Enough of

Won?t You Take Our Reader Survey" Happy Friday, friends! Won?t you please take our Yellow Brick Home reader survey" The survey will allow us to get to know you better, and in turn, we can continue to strengthen this amazing community and...
general decoration - 2019-08-09 19:18:47
The Completed Dining Nook + a Custom Table from our Own Tree

The Completed Dining Nook + a Custom Table from our Own Tree

Our Tree House dining nook is finally complete! After more than two years of us plotting and planning to maximize the space, we have our custom banquette (built by us), and a custom dining table (not built by us)! This project all started when we...
general decoration - 2019-08-08 19:20:30


Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: Cleaning Supplies

Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: Cleaning Supplies

We?re rounding out our series of home essentials with cleaning supplies! So far, we?ve covered the bathroom, kitchen, office and family room. Today, I?ve made a master list based on your requests for attractive dust pans, brooms, step ladders, scrub...
general decoration - 2019-08-06 19:25:48
How to Choose a Wall Sconce + Why You Need One

How to Choose a Wall Sconce + Why You Need One

With the addition of our DIY banquette, the way we use Tree House has changed drastically for the better. Like, it?s almost unbelievable! Our old folding table and rusty patio chairs have been a thorn in our side for 2 years(!), and it was the...
general decoration - 2019-08-05 19:26:52
Let?s Build a Banquette!

Let?s Build a Banquette!

This post is sponsored by Lowe?s. Every decision we?ve made at our Tree House has been based around the space accommodating six adults. There are six Adirondack chairs around the fire pit. There are four seats on the sofa and two barstools at the...
general decoration - 2019-08-02 19:19:51
Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: The Family Room

Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: The Family Room

Psst! We?ve also compiled home essentials for the bathroom, kitchen and home office. The family room might be, arguably, the most important space in your home. It has to appease not only you, but probably your partner, the kids, your pets, the...
general decoration - 2019-08-01 19:23:02
Do You Have a Safety Net"

Do You Have a Safety Net"

This post is sponsored by Haven Life Insurance Agency. All opinions are our own. Remember when you were a kid and it was almost impossible to believe that your parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles had all been alive for like, over 40 years!"...
general decoration - 2019-07-30 19:25:03


Hanging Our Vintage Egg Chair + Other Favorites!

Hanging Our Vintage Egg Chair + Other Favorites!

We think of our spaces as works in progress. Our tastes, as well as the ways that we utilize rooms, can shift over time and motivate us to make changes ? as they should! A home should evolve and grow with you and your family. Now that we?ve owned...
general decoration - 2019-07-29 19:20:47
How I Organize, Print + Display Digital Photos

How I Organize, Print + Display Digital Photos

After celebrating Lucy?s first birthday, the real work began; I had more than 2,000 photos from that first year in a ?Lucy? file that needed culled, edited and turned into a book. Ha! While I was pregnant, I knew I wanted to document year one as...
general decoration - 2019-07-26 19:25:20
Our DIY Trundle Bed (from Just 1 Sheet of Plywood!)

Our DIY Trundle Bed (from Just 1 Sheet of Plywood!)

This post is sponsored by Walmart. Our little Tree House is a two bedroom, 1 bathroom cottage-slash-cabin-slash-lake-house, but the real start of the show has always been (and probably always will be!) our hidden gem of a sleeping loft. Situated...
general decoration - 2019-07-25 19:24:58
Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: The Office

Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: The Office

Psst! We?ve also compiled home essentials for the bathroom and kitchen. Do you have a home office" In our previous home, we rarely used our small second bedroom for guests, so we ultimately nixed the old futon for a pink pint-sized studio. I...
general decoration - 2019-07-23 19:22:16
A Kids? Room Makeover (with Bunk Beds) + a Giveaway!

A Kids? Room Makeover (with Bunk Beds) + a Giveaway!

This post is in partnership with Spoonflower. I?ve officially decided that collaborating with kids on their bedroom is more fun than any other (boring ?ol) room in the house. Who?s with me" So often I tell Scott, I can?t wait for the day that...
general decoration - 2019-07-22 19:21:59
The Weekender: A Chance Encounter, Pretty Packaging and a Toy That Promotes Love

The Weekender: A Chance Encounter, Pretty Packaging and a Toy That Promotes Love

At the end of the street where our Tree House resides, there?s a small public beach. But this year, that beach has gone missing this year due to high water levels. Although it?s a bummer, there?s still an overlook to watch the saturated Lake...
general decoration - 2019-07-19 19:17:06
Eco-Friendly (Washable!) Air Filters for a Healthier Home

Eco-Friendly (Washable!) Air Filters for a Healthier Home

This post is sponsored by K&N®. If you follow along with us on Instagram, you may have seen this post when we talked through our initial impressions of K&N®?s new washable home filters. Your excited response to the few Stories we shared made...
general decoration - 2019-07-18 19:22:20
Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: The Kitchen

Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: The Kitchen

Over the next few weeks, we?ll be sharing room essentials that look good doing their thing, highlighting the things that aren?t typically super pretty, but we all need ? like toilet brushes and toothbrush holders, ha! When I asked what your ?problem...
general decoration - 2019-07-16 19:20:13
Did We Maximize Our ROI with the Bathroom Renovation"

Did We Maximize Our ROI with the Bathroom Renovation"

This post is in partnership with Homes.com. Now that our bathroom remodel is complete, it?s time for a reality check to see if we made wise long-term renovation decisions! As we broke down in part one of this two part series, our goal was to design...
general decoration - 2019-07-15 19:18:30
Mini Vlog: Jack + CC Take a Bath

Mini Vlog: Jack + CC Take a Bath

Is there anything more adorable than giving your babies a bath" (We think not.) In our last Q & A, I couldn?t even count how many of you requested ?more CC, please!?, and we agree ? there could certainly be more CC around here. And Jack! So...
general decoration - 2019-07-12 19:22:30
A Planter Box Garden Update: The Year of the LEAP!

A Planter Box Garden Update: The Year of the LEAP!

When we built our backyard planter boxes a few years ago, we were still pretty clueless when it came to outdoor gardening. To make sure we didn?t waste hundreds of dollars on plants that would subsequently die, we hired a consultant from a local...
general decoration - 2019-07-11 19:18:56
Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: The Bathroom

Home Essentials That Look Good Doing Their Thing: The Bathroom

A few weeks ago, we shared our frustration with finding toddler items that are as functional as they are beautiful. The good news is that I think these items ? kitchenware, toy storage, toys! ? are finally becoming easier to find, because there?s...
general decoration - 2019-07-09 19:20:16
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