Over the weekend I attended an event to learn about straw bale home construction - a sustainable building material that benefits the planet instead of hurting it. The organizers also talked about regenerative agriculture, permaculture, and ethically sourced mezcal. It was really cool, and I want to share just a little bit of what I learned about a unique construction material with you!Read More
The things on my mind this week including: spotting Instagrammers IRL, a kitchen I can’t stop starring at, new menswear, a sale on my favorite leggings, books I’m reading, a marble sink with soapstone counters, a mural that feels familiar, and more!Read More
I asked folks on Instagram to submit questions you had for me, and today’s the day I answer them!
I had a deadline for making a pie the day that I wanted to film, so I baked a lemon meringue treat while answering your Qs. The vid is 20 minutes, so maybe watch it on your lunch break? Or maybe while eating a pie?Read More
The things on my mind this week including my trip to Chicago, the 25 things I do before leaving for vacation, my tips for traveling sustainably, the effects our travel has on the planet, an amazing living room transformation, daily action to take on flighting the climate crisis, a favorite TV show is back, a movie I’m itching to see, my home’s before tour, book recommendations, and my monthly playlist!Read More
We FINALLY have a construction permit to do our kitchen renovation. FIN.AL.LY. Whew. It’s taken awhile to get here for a number of reasons that I’ll share here. I’ll break down the steps we took, the costs we’ve incurred, and some of the story behind everything.Read More
A living room with a gorgeous archway, my blog award nomination, why we should turn our lawns into farms, a print I need for checking my email, what you can do about the Amazon rainforest fire, a pink kitchen, my favorite baby gift, a new bra, preventing mosquitos, energy consumption of smart speakers, and more!Read More
When we got married five years ago we asked for power tools and utilitarian things. Here's a list of the things I'd put on my list now that we've been married for five years. Spoiler - it's even more utilitarian things like tools, kitchenware, and home tech. No gravy boats here!Read More
Guess what! We’re about to start talking about my kitchen renovation. Can you even believe it? I can’t. In the first edition of my kitchen renovation story, we’re talking salvaged windows and loving old house plus old house parts.Read More
The things on my mind this week including a new shop I can’t wait to visit, two shows I’m in love with, a guide to eco-friendly car washing, a quick-fix DIY project report card, the history of the American lawn, environmental privilege, a summertime PSA, last month’s playlist, and more!Read More
It’s almost time to start demo on my kitchen to make way for the new space, so this is my last chance to share whatever can be shared about the current iteration of the kitchen!
As you probably recall, the kitchen was just a phase 1 makeover to hold us over until our full remodel. I thought it would only be like this for 6 months, but it’s been over 4 years. Oops. Because I didn’t want to dump a bunch of money or time into the makeover, I did some quick cosmetic fixes. They weren’t designed to hold up for a long time, but some of them have. Here’s a full report.Read More