DESTINATION: CALIFORNIA

DESTINATION: CALIFORNIA

november 19, 2018 DESTINATION: CALIFORNIA California has always been a place of inspiration for us. “Always” meaning ever since our first trip during our honeymoon. We traveled up Highway One - being blown away by The Big Sur, San Fransisco’s crazy steep hills &...

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When Buying a Fixer Upper

When Buying a Fixer Upper

september 7, 2018 WHEN BUYING A FIXER UPPER... With so many house flippers writing books and starring on HGTV- more and more people are starting to consider flipping their own home. But sometimes, what we see on those polished pictures and edited TV show clips is not...

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Meet Broad Street- An Exterior Design

Meet Broad Street- An Exterior Design

july 23, 2018 MEET BROAD STREET- AN EXTERIOR DESIGN One of our all time favorite before and after comparisons is the home on Broad Street we finished this Spring. In fact, this comparison was one of our most loved posts on Instagram this year. And we had to ask...

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When Buying a Home for Your Family

When Buying a Home for Your Family

june 22, 2018 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN BUYING A HOME FOR YOUR FAMILY Each stage in life has different demands and different priorities. Families in the children-rearing stage of life have a unique set of demands and priorities in regards to their home. And this...

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Meet Broad Street- A Moody European Bedroom Reveal

Meet Broad Street- A Moody European Bedroom Reveal

june 8, 2018 MEET BROAD STREET- A MOODY EUROPEAN BEDROOM REVEAL Our inspiration for this home came from the ever beautiful old European architecture. Recently, we've noticed that this design trend is making itself more and more known. And so, as we created a mood...

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Meet Broad Street- An Attic Renovation Reveal

Meet Broad Street- An Attic Renovation Reveal

may 18, 2018 MEET BROAD STREET- AN ATTIC RENOVATION REVEAL When we first walked through the Broad Street house, the attic space was barely accessible. We let the guys crawl up there and pronounce what a nasty situation it was. Then, Becca and I crawled up and started...

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Raising the Value of your Home

Raising the Value of your Home

april 13, 2018 HOW TO RAISE THE VALUE OF YOUR HOME BEFORE RESALE You’re ready to sell your home but you want to do so wisely. Let’s pretend this is you. And let’s pretend that we’re sitting across from you at your kitchen table. There are mugs of steaming coffee and a...

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Common Pitfalls when Painting Your Own Home

Common Pitfalls when Painting Your Own Home

march 16, 2018 COMMON PITFALLS WHEN PAINTING YOUR OWN HOME Ask any homeowner who decided to paint their own house- and you’ll probably get a few horror stories. Whether that’s buying paint in mass quantity, painting a tan color that turned into an orange or buying low...

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First Steps for First Time Home Buyers

First Steps for First Time Home Buyers

march 2, 2018 FIRST STEPS FOR FIRST TIME HOME BUYERS I was once a first-time home buyer. And I was the one figuring out a budget and searching for a house, unsure of what I wanted. Luckily for me, my father-in-law was a real estate agent. And he helped me walk through...

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How We Made This Space into a Home

How We Made This Space into a Home

january 26, 2018 HOW WE MADE THIS SPACE INTO A HOME When creating & dreaming up new spaces, having brick to expose is always a plus. As you may recall, the first home we had the pleasure of renovating in Lancaster City had concrete block, not brick. We were...

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A Collage Wall That Belongs

A Collage Wall That Belongs

january 12, 2018 A COLLAGE WALL THAT BELONGS So, what if I told you that we plastered pieces of magazine papers all over the wall of a room? First, you’d probably think I was a college freshman. Or you might think I’m tacky. Guess again- it was actually one of the...

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A Creative Bathroom Renovation for the Books

A Creative Bathroom Renovation for the Books

december 4, 2017 A CREATIVE BATHROOM RENOVATION FOR THE BOOKS  Ahhh, the crazy tiled bathroom post. I love this one!Creativity is not without it’s challenges, so let me tell ya about it. These beautiful city houses often have a leak in their system with their teeny...

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Writing is hard because I’m honest and sometimes seeing my vulnerability in permanent form on the internet is scary. But writing is good because, I get to see how the gifts God has given me with and the struggles he is carrying me through, can inspire you. And now I’d better cut the monologue or my editor will. 🙂

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8 MUST-SEE THRIFT STORES NEAR LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

8 MUST-SEE THRIFT STORES NEAR LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA

April 22, 2019 8 MUST-SEE THRIFT STORES NEAR LANCASTER, PENNSYLVANIA THE KEY TO RANDOM AWESOMENESS FOR YOUR HOME We all know that not all good things come first-hand, right? There are treasures to be found in second-hand, hole-in-the-wall places like thrift stores....

REAL QUESTION 01: TO HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT OR NOT?

REAL QUESTION 01: TO HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT OR NOT?

April 5, 2019 REAL QUESTION 01: TO HIRE A REAL ESTATE AGENT OR NOT?  Honestly, this has been a question on our own minds lately. (yes, even as real estate agents) In a world where everything is becoming more automated and the internet is becoming more jam packed with...

A HISTORY OF NEGLECTING TRENDS – AND USING COLOR ANYWAY

A HISTORY OF NEGLECTING TRENDS – AND USING COLOR ANYWAY

march 22, 2019 A HISTORY OF NEGLECTING TRENDS - AND USING COLOR ANYWAY Design is so much more than just a system or series of hoops you jump through to come to the correct end result. Design is art, and art is based on the artist. Home design is always going to look...

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