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The Weekender: Finding the Elusive Work|Life Balance

The Weekender: Finding the Elusive Work|Life Balance

Forever In Search of a Work|Life Balance. Sound familiar" If there?s a trend that I?ve noticed from most of our friends and family, it?s that we?re all in search of balance. Such a simple word, yet it holds so much power. Many of us are...
general decoration - 2020-09-18 19:13:52
How We Added Sparkle In a No-Light Zone (+ a Door Knob Guide)

How We Added Sparkle In a No-Light Zone (+ a Door Knob Guide)

This post is in partnership with Schlage. Choosing door hardware is an opportunity to create an often overlooked design detail. Think of it as jewelry for your home! I?m breaking down our decisions, the various types of knobs and why the details...
general decoration - 2020-09-17 19:11:49
Our Experience as Landlords After Seven Years

Our Experience as Landlords After Seven Years

We purchased our current home (which features a separate Garden Unit downstairs) seven years ago. At the time, we were moving out of our first condo, which we decided to hold onto and rent out. With that big transition, we became rookie landlords of...
general decoration - 2020-09-15 19:15:51


Our Experience as Airbnb Hosts After One Season

Our Experience as Airbnb Hosts After One Season

Now that we?ve opened up our Michigan Tree House and have opened it up to short-term rentals this summer, we?ve been getting enough questions about our experience to warrant a blog post. Today, we?re sharing the ups and the downs of our first season...
general decoration - 2020-09-08 19:18:23
The Weekender: Answering Your Questions, a Two Flat Update and a Must Read

The Weekender: Answering Your Questions, a Two Flat Update and a Must Read

An Update + a Huge Thank You You have blown us away with your kindness and support, and we humbly say, thank you! While I was nervous to detail the problems we?ve faced at the Two Flat, I was mostly anxious that our tone may have been misconstrued....
general decoration - 2020-09-04 19:13:27
What (In the World!) Is Going On at the Two Flat"

What (In the World!) Is Going On at the Two Flat"

This is our real-life rundown of what (in the world) is going on at the Two Flat ? from flooding to floor refinishing (again) and why. But first, a note to say that we understand the immense privilege we?ve been given to renovate homes for a living...
general decoration - 2020-09-01 19:35:04
Our Plaid Pantry DIY!

Our Plaid Pantry DIY!

This post is in partnership with Scotch® Painter?s Tape and HGTV Magazine. We?re sharing the step-by-step tutorial for how we used Scotch Painter?s Tape to DIY a plaid pattern inside a kitchen pantry! Scott and I are firm believers that a small...
general decoration - 2020-08-28 19:35:50
Collective Q+A: How Do You Stay Positive Through a Renovation"

Collective Q+A: How Do You Stay Positive Through a Renovation"

Are you in the middle of a renovation" Maybe you?ve just started, maybe you?re thinking of starting, or better yet ? maybe you?re in the home stretch! No matter which stage you?re in, there?s no way around it: Renovations are hard. Between the...
general decoration - 2020-08-26 19:16:48


Can you Reglaze a Pink Bathtub"

Can you Reglaze a Pink Bathtub"

We know that reglazing a white bathtub is a cost effective way to spruce it up. But what about a pink tub" We?re sharing what we did to get our pink bathtub reglazed! Can you reglaze a pink (or mint or lavender or!) bathtub" If you caught...
general decoration - 2020-08-24 19:15:38
The Weekender: A Reader Survey, For the Love of Plants and a Portrait for Kitty

The Weekender: A Reader Survey, For the Love of Plants and a Portrait for Kitty

We?d Love to Hear From You! It?s time for our annual reader survey! We?d love to get to know you better, so that we can continue to strengthen this amazing community. Last year, we took your feedback to heart by reorganizing the blog?s home page,...
general decoration - 2020-08-21 19:12:10
You Probably Need a Mesh Wifi Network

You Probably Need a Mesh Wifi Network

We?re walking through all the details of our new eero mesh WiFi system(s) and how we?ve eliminated ?dead spots? in our home WiFi networks. It?s worth noting that this post is not sponsored, we?re just really excited about how easy it was for us to...
general decoration - 2020-08-20 19:13:58
Our Little Pink Bathroom is Done!

Our Little Pink Bathroom is Done!

We?re officially checking off the smallest bathroom in our Two Flat renovation! We salvaged the vintage pink bathroom fixtures and mixed new with old for the sweetest blend. Our Little Pink Bathroom Is Done! I?m not sure I could love a vintage pink...
general decoration - 2020-08-18 19:16:30
So You Want to Try Contrast Trim"

So You Want to Try Contrast Trim"

This post is sponsored by Metrie. I?m sharing why you may want to consider a darker, contrasting trim color for your walls, as well as how to choose the right shade for you and your home! When choosing the colors for the walls and millwork in our...
general decoration - 2020-08-14 19:12:59


Your House Isn?t Straight. Here?s How to Deal With It!

Your House Isn?t Straight. Here?s How to Deal With It!

We love old houses, but you?d be hard pressed to find a clean 90-degree angle anywhere. Today, we?re breaking down some of our favorite tricks on how to make things look straight and level, even when they?re not! Here?s a (not so") fun fact:...
general decoration - 2020-08-12 19:15:03
Welcome to the Family, Catfish!

Welcome to the Family, Catfish!

The Cat(fish) is out of the bag Our sweet foster dog is officially a Vargo! Never, at any point, did our ?plans? include adopting the first dog we fostered through One Tail at a Time. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it?s that there is no plan....
general decoration - 2020-07-31 19:16:07
Who Purchases Window Shades, Tenant or Landlord"

Who Purchases Window Shades, Tenant or Landlord"

This post is sponsored by Bali Blinds. We?ve outfitted Unit 2 of our ongoing Two Flat project with cordless solar shades that will enhance the look and usability of this unique (future) rental unit. We own a few rental properties, and there are...
general decoration - 2020-07-29 19:18:06
When to Splurge, When to Save

When to Splurge, When to Save

Today I?m breaking down the question: Which items in your home are worth the splurge" When can you save" I had a great question come through my DMs this past week. I?ve answered similar questions privately through email and message...
general decoration - 2020-07-27 19:15:24
My 4 Tips for Finding The Best Items On Amazon

My 4 Tips for Finding The Best Items On Amazon

In this post, I?m sharing my best tips + tricks to shopping on Amazon. Find exactly what you?re looking for, without the feeling of overwhelm! I really enjoy pulling together mood boards and round-ups of beautiful home items, and based on your...
general decoration - 2020-07-23 19:12:50
Where Did You Get Your Headboard" (+ 20 Curvy Favorites)

Where Did You Get Your Headboard" (+ 20 Curvy Favorites)

?Where did you get your headboard"? This is easily the most asked question about our home, so I?m sharing 20 round headboards I found online for you! A long, long time ago (aka 4 years ago), we found a honey oak headboard on Craigslist. I loved...
general decoration - 2020-07-21 19:16:40
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