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    Living Room Inspiration-Mood Board.

     

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    The living room in our house is the one room that I never seem to be quite content with. It’s constantly evolving in my head and never seems to feel quite right. Whenever I’m in a total state of confusion it helps me to put all my design ideas in one place. I always start with a couch as the anchor and today I’m using the Remmington sofa from Arhaus as inspiration. I love how this sofa feels both transitional and fresh and it doesn’t hurt that it’s on sale right now! To see other sofas in the collection, you can jump over to their website. The nesting table (also pictured above) is so practical and sleek and offers a great use of space too-double score!

    We also have a ton of wall to cover in our living room so a large scale art piece is always my number one go-to. It just feels more dramatic, yet simplistic. I’m a sucker for a good floor lamp and the one pictured above is from Target, seriously their new fall line is amazing. I love how a floor lamp can add height to a room and some dimension.

    Lastly, the color combination I can not get away from right now is a light pink mixed with a deep green. Something about it feels fresh, unique and sophisticated.

    If you find yourself interested in an interior eBoard, similar to the one pictured above, contact me or you can find more details here.  I’d love to design one based off your budget needs and taste!

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    Cabin Fever

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    You guys, I have major cabin fever. I know what you are thinking…there isn’t even snow on the ground yet in Minneapolis and it’s only September. I’m not talking about the kind of cabin fever that you get from feeling claustrophobic, when you are isolated or in a solitary location. I’m talking about the kind of cabin fever that comes from planning the purchase of your very own cabin in the woods.

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    The Modern Mom Cut.

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    Who has seen the SNL skit on the “mom cut“? Hilarious right? It’s been joked about that  women, once they have children, resort to what some would dub the “mom cut” and some ladies out there may be rocking and owning it. But I feel that there is an emerging group of mom’s that are looking for something that can be easily swept up out of their face when elbow deep in spaghetti stains or trying to keep their locks clear of spit-up, but are still hopeful to be thought of as trend setters all the while. Enter the lob, also known as the long bob. It’s long enough to rock a blow-out with some sexy waves, but easy to be pinned back for those mom moments when hair needs to be tamed when no child can be.

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    Eastman Nature Center

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    Maternity leave during the summer definitely has its perks. One of which is being able to spend time outdoors during the day. A few days ago we made a trip to the Eastman Nature Center with some friends and the kids had a great time learning about snapping turtles, honey bees, butterflies and turkeys. We had a picnic lunch and walked around the grounds, where we stumbled upon tree forts and floating boardwalks. The temperature was unseasonably warm for this time of year so I’m happy we were able to take advantage!

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    Fourth Bedroom Addition

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    Happy Monday! I have some guest bedroom inspiration for you today. When we purchased our home we were excited at the opportunity to build equity with our investment. Since both my husband and myself are particular about our finishes, and wanted the ability to customize our space, we hunted for an older home that welcomed upgrades and allowed our dollar to work hard for us. Our motto has always been that you can make a home anywhere, but when you purchase a house, it’s all business.

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    The Great Minnesota Get-together

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    Summer is officially over and what a whirlwind it was! I wasn’t blogging because I was busy being pregnant in the heat (which is not the most enjoyable thing ever) and then delivering our newest addition, Stella, which of course means getting our bearings as parents of TWO. While our little peanut certainly deserves her own introduction, we really didn’t document her birth as thoroughly as we did with Oliver. Can you say second child syndrome?! Guilty. I’d really just like to jump in where we left off and talk about the state fair because while we’ve lived in Minnesota for four years now (how’d that happen?!), this was the first year where we actually did the fair right. You can read about our first experience with Oliver here and all our horrible mistakes when it comes to this great Minnesota get-together.

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