One Room Challenge, Week 4: Slow & Steady…Increases Stress?

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Hi there! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) almost two years ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this spring’s One Room Challenge™, I’m tackling our master bedroom. For the next six weeks, I encourage you to sit back and … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week 4: Slow & Steady…Increases Stress?

One Room Challenge, Week 3: Now We’re Getting Somewhere

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Hi there! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) almost two years ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this spring’s One Room Challenge™, I’m tackling our master bedroom. For the next six weeks, I encourage … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week 3: Now We’re Getting Somewhere

One Room Challenge, Week 2: Third Time’s A Charm

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Hi there! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) almost two years ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this spring’s One Room Challenge™, I’m tackling our master bedroom. For the next six weeks, I encourage … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week 2: Third Time’s A Charm

Before & After: A Classic Glamour Living Room Reveal

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Reveal posts are probably my favorite types of posts to write, because I love recapping all of the details that I’ve invested so much time into for the last few months and sharing all of the before and after photos of a fresh new space. This reveal is particularly special because after *wishing upon a star* for years, … Read moreBefore & After: A Classic Glamour Living Room Reveal

Style Your Space With These Chic Decor Finds (For Under $99)

After the reveal of our master bathroom, I immediately looked to the living room as my next victim, which is the design I’ve been focusing on for the last few months. So far I’ve ordered a green Anthropologie chesterfield sofa (after presenting a “Why I Need a Green Chesterfield” PowerPoint to my anti-green-chesterfield husband), snagged a marble Versailles coffee … Read moreStyle Your Space With These Chic Decor Finds (For Under $99)

Why I’ve Been Avoiding Home Goods & All The Details On Where I’m Shopping Instead

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You read the title right. From my lips to God’s ears. I’ve been a die-hard Home Good-er since day 1 of this blog and my older posts were all about how I thrive off my next Home Goods find. To provide some perspective, this is how my typical Home Goods trip goes… I’ll walk in, … Read moreWhy I’ve Been Avoiding Home Goods & All The Details On Where I’m Shopping Instead

One Room Challenge, The Reveal: A Small Luxe Parisian Master Bathroom

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It feels surreal to be writing this but… our bathroom renovation is complete. So much frustration, stress, anxiety and overwhelm were accompanied by this project and what you won’t see in these photos is the blood, sweat, and (many) tears that were poured into this tiny bathroom. With a full-time job and a side biz, … Read moreOne Room Challenge, The Reveal: A Small Luxe Parisian Master Bathroom

One Room Challenge Week IV: Things Get Ugly Before They Become Pretty

You can find last week’s recap here This week’s progress: + Finished hanging cement board in the shower + Installed shower pan and membrane + Waterproofed shower + Installed shower floor marble + Started shower wall tiling (!!!!) + Sourced and purchased everything needed to complete the bathroom (listed everything at the end of this … Read moreOne Room Challenge Week IV: Things Get Ugly Before They Become Pretty

One Room Challenge, Week III: Buildin’ The Bones

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To catch you up, here’s the progress we made last week I started to take things on myself after convincing Angelo I wanted to move forward with the rest of this remodel on my own and pull him in as needed. I know what you’re thinking and no, I’m not on anti-psychotics. Here’s this week’s progress: … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week III: Buildin’ The Bones

One Room Challenge, Week II: Please Send Help. And Vino.

Hey! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) about a year and a half ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this fall’s One Room Challenge™, I’m tackling our very first demo/reno with our tiny master bathroom. For the next … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week II: Please Send Help. And Vino.

One Room Challenge, Week I: The Demolition Diaries

Hi there! If you’re new here, my husband and I purchased our first home (a generic, 1960’s bi-level) about a year and a half ago in Northern NJ. Little by little, we’re adding personality to our basic, builder-grade home, and for this fall’s One Room Challenge™, we’re tackling our very first demo/reno all on our own with … Read moreOne Room Challenge, Week I: The Demolition Diaries

It’s Our 1 Year Houseversary! Progress, Before & After Photos

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I cannot even believe it’s been an entire year since we closed on our house and one year since I lost almost half of the hair on my head along with all of my sanity during the process. I try to block it from memory, but I vividly remember calling/texting/emailing/stalking our realtor, mortgage guy and lawyer multiple times … Read moreIt’s Our 1 Year Houseversary! Progress, Before & After Photos