It’s Time! The Free Mrs. Meyer’s Cleaning Kit is Here!

A few times a year something magical happens… And when it happens I feel it’s my civic duty to tell you all about it. I’d want you to do the same for me. Every now and then, Mrs. Meyer’s releases a limited edition scent, and every now and then the stars align and we can […]

Remember How Far You’ve Come

today three months after we bought it the day we bought it today two weeks after we bought it the day we bought it The truth is, this house is about 25% finished. We have two bedrooms upstairs, two bathrooms and a mudroom on the main floor, and an entire basement (that flooded) that all […]

Lessons From A Small House :: Why Our Counter Stools Were All Wrong

My house teaches me things. Every house has and usually, if I pay attention, I can learn a lot about what is and isn’t working by simply paying attention to how people are using our home. stool source Shortly after we moved in I purchased four of these metal and wood stools. I love them! […]

7 Ways I Trick Myself Into Cleaning the House

I am a messy person by nature.   That time it was clean. A photo posted by Myquillyn Smith (@thenester) on Mar 14, 2016 at 11:31am PDT But I really do enjoy my house more when it’s tidy, so here are some of my tips for motivating myself to clean–the main ways I trick myself […]

X marks the spot at the end of the island–no really, it’s not about pirates…

Our kitchen island looked like this for the past year or so. Almost finished but not quite. Here’s more about our island, & how and why the end of it looks the way it does. Last week when Sean announced he was done with the trim in the house, I asked him if he could […]

Friday Update :: The Viking Range

Sometimes I feel like you and I get to talk about stuff one time and that’s it. And it’s all my fault. So I thought I’d bring up something we talked about two years ago–our Viking Range–and let you know how it’s working out for us. We found this 48″ Viking Professional Series Range (and […]

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