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A Corgi Approved Couch & Our Apartment Tour

Before you get excited, NO, we have not adopted a Corgi.  YET.  And YES, we are those millennials who finally decided to buy a house to get a dog. BUT that doesn’t mean that we haven’t started to plan.  And while learning that Buying a couch sucks, we also learned that sometimes you get endorsements from… Continue reading A Corgi Approved Couch & Our Apartment Tour

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Gasthaus Geraniums

Bill & I are nearing our 1st Anniversary as Mr & Mrs and that means we’re SO CLOSE to our European honeymoon (Anniversary-moon?) Adventure!  While we wanted to travel to Europe sooner, a destination wedding already required time off, so we opted to put the trip off until our Anniversary so we could take the… Continue reading Gasthaus Geraniums

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

Buying a Couch Sucks

Why does it suck? Because you start out thinking this will be easy – I like sitting, I know how to sit, I should be able to find something I enjoy sitting on. WRONG. There’s so much more that you have to consider. Just hop into the Macy’s Furniture gallery and pop your bum on a few different options, and you’ll see what I mean…

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Clean Compact Office Solution

So we’ve been building towards the big DESK REVEAL – but in reality, it’s so much more than just a desk, but a complete, clean-lined, compact office solution. A place where we can get down to business if we need, that provides the storage for-two requested but also avoids closing in the space.  We shared… Continue reading Clean Compact Office Solution

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Journey to a new Desk

No, Really.  I’m posting this.  Like, a year late.  #SorryNotSorry Once Upon a time I shared that we were going to upgrade our desk space.  Lets look at where we were then: Not a terrible space at all really.  But… not as functional as it could be.  And most certainly not very pretty.  Here were… Continue reading Journey to a new Desk

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

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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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42 Inches of Awesome

THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID. Ok, but seriously, we made some upgrades in this little place of ours.  Here’s what our living room has looked like for a while… We shared this photo with you with our Ampersand special post, and this was likely the neatest our TV side of the livingroom ever looked.  Usually it… Continue reading 42 Inches of Awesome

Decor · Inexpensive Art · Our Apartments · Projects

Simple Leaning Gallery

By now we’ve FINALLY showed you essentially all there is to our Lord Expedit bookshelf. But I wanted to highlight one last detail. I mentioned it on Tuesday with the ‘White Zone‘ at the top – the gallery section of the bookshelf. Now, if we had the smaller 4×4 version of the shelf, we’d have… Continue reading Simple Leaning Gallery

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Expedit Style Inspiration

So we teased last week, and the day is finally here!  The day you get to gaze (virtually) upon the full monty of Lord Expedit. So here’s how he looks from the doorway to the kitchen.  Tall, dark and handsome! Here’s how he looks from the dining area.  And that’s his friend on the other… Continue reading Expedit Style Inspiration

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Bookshelf Artwork

So we’ve all seen the beautifully staged  bookcases on Pinterest.  The ones where everything is seemingly stashed in there but somehow looks perfect.  Here’s one I’ve been ogling lately. I really like look of how this one is styled. It really has some character behind it. Now how about the artwork in front? When I… Continue reading Bookshelf Artwork

Carpentry · Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!

So, I teased about this project back in June.  At this point, we’re running out of July.  Let’s get this thing done and show you guys how awesome it came out! Yesterday I shared with you the process Bill & I took to assemble our Ikea inspired Coat Cubby.  Lots of pauses in between woodworking,… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby – The Reveal!

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Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby

In preparation for my move to Pittsburgh, I was slowly creating ways to maximize storage in the apartment, so that when I got here I’d have places for my things too.  One of the areas of the apartment that has (mostly) become mine is the hall closet. I’ll have pictures later as there are LOTS… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby