House Love

Dear Homeowners…

May 16, 2014

Dear Homeowners, I’ve been using Google earth and I like what I see. How about you move out and sell all your stuff to me? Love, Brittany, future homeowner (Maybe? Say yes?) “That sounds creepy.” Andy furrows his brow next to me at our dining room table. “It rhymes, and it’s endearing.” I assured him. […]

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Entry Dresser Rehab

November 15, 2013

So, one of the final pieces from my epic hernia thrift furniture haul was a beat up old dresser I found for $30. I picked it up to potentially go in our laundry room as a catch-all for storage, but I fell in love with it’s original hardware, and decided it was far to pretty […]

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Painting Without Pants: The Living Room & Bedroom Reveal

October 29, 2013

Remember the television console that almost killed me? Thanks to copious amounts of help from Andy and my mom, I was able to finish it, but out of principal, I gave it the silent treatment the whole entire time. It actually wasn’t the only thing I purchased that day. I also left with a headboard […]

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How To Assemble Furniture

September 19, 2013

Yesterday I tried to put together a television console we had purchased for the play room. Nothing fancy, just an Ikea clearance item we picked up a few weeks ago that I was tired of Andy giving me the annoyed face about every time he tripped over the heavy box going out to the garage. […]

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Art & Tank Tops Make Me Smile

August 14, 2013

I’m working on a bit of a creative project this week, which usually means stress. Something I do not deal with well and usually translates to scenarios like… Brittany eats all the food. Brittany stays up all night writing a Jerry Maguire manifesto. Brittany googles religious cults. Brittany cuts her own bangs.  But I figured […]

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Decorative Pillows

June 24, 2013

The bulk of home furnishing decisions happen on my end. I think it’s obvious why. Sweet dreams, indeed. Pillows from the fabulous Passive Juice Motel on Etsy.

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Garage Fridge

March 13, 2013

This weekend we put a fridge in our garage. We have a garage fridge. Exciting, right? Okay just stay with me here, I have a point, let me muddle about to get there a sec. We put a fridge in our garage… and then I had an emotional breakdown. See? There’s the hook you were […]

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Refinished

October 4, 2012

Where have I been? Oh you know, making furniture. Like Jesus. So, as you may remember, I’ve been a bit of a garage sale whore lately, hunting down some great wood pieces to refinish and introduce into my home in a way that says, hi, I’m super eclectic and artsy. Like if Zoe Dechanel and […]

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The Art of Garage Sales

September 21, 2012

I feel like my personalities change with the seasons. Like, in the spring, Andy knows it’s time for Self-Reflective Brittany who wants to do things like try out a new religion or host an exchange student. I’m pretty sure Jesus was reborn during this time, so I’m like, let’s start meditating and opening our home […]

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The Family Closet

June 19, 2012

This weekend I have been coping with weird feelings. Nesting feelings, if you will. Without the whole fetus mess, obviously. I can make that statement confidentially because I bought one of those at-home doppler things my last pregnancy, and I use it occasionally when I think I have a tapeworm. Last Friday I had a […]

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