Our Rental-Friendly Kitchen Makeover Under $500

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We recently added some changes to our kitchen in our apartment and, for under $500, it feels like a totally new kitchen! We added some faux marble counter-top paper, faux backsplash subway tile, switched out the cabinet pulls for something new, and removed two of...

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Our Master Bathroom Makeover

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One of the last home projects that we completed before making the move to NYC was our bathroom. This was something that I wanted to do since we moved in but it was a few rooms down on the priority list. When we eventually decided...

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A Fall Garden Project (Raised Bed Tutorial)

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This post is was made in collaboration with Chase Freedom Unlimited. All opinions are my own.  I can’t believe we’re already so far into fall! It feels like just yesterday I was picking up flowers to plant for the spring and now I’m in that...

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Easy DIY Holiday Book Covers

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This past weekend as I was cleaning up the house in preparation of getting our Christmas decorations out, I was looking at our TV stand and the countless colorful books that filled the open shelving… a mix of TJ’s books and my own that we’ve...

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Landscaping Update: Building a Backyard Path

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This post was made in collaboration with Chase Freedom Unlimited. All opinions are my own.  I’m back today with another backyard update! For the last several months, we’ve been slowly but surely making some progress on our backyard landscaping ideas and I’ve been learning a...

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DIY Hanging Gutter Planters

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This post was made in collaboration with Chase Freedom Unlimited. All opinions are my own. Earlier this summer, we decided to add a swing to our front porch, but I knew the porch needed something else. Our porch is really tall and there was a...

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A New Landscaping Project: Staining Our Backyard Fence

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This post was created in collaboration with Chase Freedom Unlimited. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve shared a few landscaping updates as part of my 2019 goals, but it wasn’t until recently that I had the urge to add one more project to...

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Painting Kitchen Cabinets Yourself

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This is way overdue but I’ve been meaning to write about how we painted our kitchen cabinets since… January. As part of our kitchen renovation we knew we wanted to give our cabinets a major refresh. We weren’t that big of fans of the original...

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DIY Pantry Double Barn Doors

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In this week’s episode of the neverending kitchen renovation, I’m sharing our pantry makeover! First of all, I’d say our house is much more basic than you’d think. We have just added a lot of personal touches to it and have elevated it with some...

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Floating Shelf Struggles

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Our kitchen is still very much NOT complete and in a total construction mess (holes and outlets all out and about) but this post is alllll about the shelves… whether you want to be very brave and try and make them yourself OR just buy...

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