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Visual Closet Sollution

So, we’re slim on posts for 2014.  And we’re nearly out of days in 2014.  OOPS. Point being, it’s likely not too hard to scan back to our post about 2014 Resolutions. You’ll note #3 on the list of goals for our home for this year… Create a balance between workspace and dressing space.  I’m… Continue reading Visual Closet Sollution

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Key Ring Reminder – LIFE HACK

You know all of those BuzzFeed articles with amazing Life Hacks that you just read and can’t help but *facepalm* because you can’t believe you didn’t think of it before?  Something so SIMPLE.  So OBVIOUS. Well.  I HAVE ONE. Behold, the Key Ring Reminder I can’t tell you how many times I have had a… Continue reading Key Ring Reminder – LIFE HACK

Thrifting

Vintage Mason Jar – SCORE

I mentioned it briefly in yesterday’s post.  While strolling the aisles of random cast-off items at my favorite Goodwill, I found these puppies, just sitting there on the shelf. They weren’t specially marked.  Just sitting in the midst of the glassware, minding their own business. You better believe I swooped in, tore them from their… Continue reading Vintage Mason Jar – SCORE

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights

We’re still all aglow from our recent Engagement – no date set just yet, but we’re getting there with the wedding planning.  So much to think about! In the meantime, this fabulous update occurred (actually back in February, but who’s counting?) For Valentine’s Day, we actually celebrated at Ikea of all places.  Our local store… Continue reading You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights

Our Story · Projects

Good Housekeeping FEATURE?!?!

We get fun bumps here and there to the blog.  Usually it’s from Pinterest.  Or our one EPIC bump care of my favorite bloggers, John & Sherry of Young House Love, when we met them on their book tour and Bill drew them a castle.  But I just realized…. WE WERE FEATURED.  ON THE HOME … Continue reading Good Housekeeping FEATURE?!?!

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We’re Engaged!

Oh My Gawd You Guys! Bill popped the question on the top deck of a Gateway Clipper sightseeing cruise while coasting down the Monongahela River.  He waited just until we reached the point where the Mon & the Allegheny Rivers join to become the Ohio, at The Point, to propose. Always one to get ‘to… Continue reading We’re Engaged!

Crafty · Our Story

This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

HI! *echoesthroughouttheemptyness* It’s been a while.  But rather than give excuses, let’s just get to it then, shall we? Everyone’s family has traditions, especially around the holidays.  For my family, one of those traditions was the telling of the story of Meriweather the Elf. Ages ago, my mother had typed up the story and even… Continue reading This One Time, I Illustrated a Children’s Book

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Yo, Dummy! Shoulda DIY’d it! – Home Dec Mag rip off ideas

So we magically got a copy of the march issue of ‘House Beautiful’ today and for once I decided to flip through it instead of sending it straight to recycling. Though there were a lot of pretty things, there were also a TON of things too easy to DIY rather than drop hundreds of dollars… Continue reading Yo, Dummy! Shoulda DIY’d it! – Home Dec Mag rip off ideas

Crafty · Projects · Tutorials

DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

If you’ve ever purchased an apple device of any kind at the Apple store, you’re likely familiar with the joy of ‘unboxing’ — the simple act of getting to open your brand new device.  Apple takes care not only to design beautiful products, but even puts detail into their packaging too, making that first time… Continue reading DIY Travel Jewelry Box from an Old iPod Packaging

Decor · Inexpensive Art · Our Apartments · Our Story

FEED THE WALLS ~ Or, Finally Hanging Stuff

Yes, that’s right — we’ve achieved a goal!  We hung things on the wall! Ok, technically, these were hung before thanksgiving.  …..yes, we’re that behind in blogland.  Oops!  The frame on the right is a framed print we got when touring the Yuengling Brewery a few summers ago.  It’s lived in a tube since then,… Continue reading FEED THE WALLS ~ Or, Finally Hanging Stuff

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Home Show-Offs ~ Inexpensive Art

About a month ago Pittsburgh hosted the annual home show.  Ordinarily, as we aren’t technically home-owners (renters unite!) we usually skip it, but we managed to get our hands on some free tickets and figured, why not? We slip in late morning, and one of the first things we encounter is a lady with a… Continue reading Home Show-Offs ~ Inexpensive Art

Our Apartments · Our Story

Expedit Bookshelf Additions

The holidays were good to us!  The winter weather gave us a break to make travel across Pennsylvania easy, and even gave us the chance to visit New York City to see the lights too. And when we finally made our return trip to Pittsburgh, the car was loaded down with goodies from family and… Continue reading Expedit Bookshelf Additions

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Resolutions New and Old ~ 2014

So last year we shared a recap of some things we wanted to make happen around here.  Some of those things happened…. annnnd some of those didn’t.  Here’s a quick recap. Feed Our Walls — that is, actually hang some art on our mostly naked walls! Continue to make the Tiny Kitchen in Pittsburgh more… Continue reading Resolutions New and Old ~ 2014