Like a lot of old, city houses, someone at some point turned what used to be our porch into an extension on the home. It gave us a mudroom and a bedroom nook, and frankly it was a great idea. I’d so rather have storage than a porch. The only downfall is I wasn’t ever sure what to do with the upstairs … Keep reading…

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When we bought our house, we wondered what should make the transition from our college apartment to our first home. The posters lining the bedroom should maybe stay in a memory box, but what about the myriad of obscure, framed memorabilia? When you like blindboxes and retro tin toys, where’s the line between art and junk? Are we too old to have … Keep reading…

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It’s hard to say because I love so many holidays, but… I think Thanksgiving is my favorite. The food, the people, the leeefftttoooovvveeerrrsss…. It’s perfection. We’ll head to our hometown for Thanksgiving, as we already celebrated with our STL crew during my ninth annual Orphan Thanksgiving / Friendsgiving dinner party. If you’re hosting this year, I have two easy-to-replicate ideas you still … Keep reading…

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Halloween is one of the best times of year, and I’ve loved its spooky decor as long as I can remember. One of the absolute nicest things anyone ever did for me was about this time of year in the early 90s, and while I may incorrectly remember some of the details, I always think of the bits I recall around Halloween. I … Keep reading…

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Head over to the ALIVE Magazine website to check out a tour of Lance and my home today! We’re so excited to be featured; finishing these rooms in our first house has been a huge accomplishment for us (we still have a few left to complete) and we love how they turned out. See a few images from the shoot below, and read … Keep reading…

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