Interior

Greenery: Real vs. Faux?

Today we’re talkin’ PLANTS! Now, I am someone who loves a little (er, a lot) of greenery in the home, but unfortunately I have the farthest thing from a green thumb. I even kill succulents. I am also fully aware that if I perhaps dedicated a bit more time to learning how to correctly care for plants (when to water vs. when not to water, etc.) then maybe I wouldn’t have such a hard time. But, ain’t nobody got time…

Lifestyle

My 2019 Goals

The coming of a new year is always a great time to reflect; reflect on what you’ve accomplished across the previous year, reflect on who you’ve become and how you’ve grown. It’s also a good time to reflect on aspects of your life that you may not be as happy with. We expect a lot of ourselves. We’re capable and talented and have a lot to offer. But, sometimes we let ourselves feel too comfortable in our complacency. I recently…

Lifestyle

My Top 10 Book Recommendations for the New Year

From a young age, I loved to read. It was a type of escape, something that both inspired and excited me. For a short time, I even thought I wanted to be an author – although eventually I realized that anything I wrote was mostly for fun and not something I would want to pursue professionally. At some point between high school and college, however, I lost my love of reading. Maybe it was because I was being “forced” to…

Interior, Lifestyle

5 Things I Learned from My Design Date with The Property Brothers

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet Drew and Jonathan Scott in person as they promoted their new home furnishings site, Casaza. And I was even LUCKIER because I ended up winning the giveaway for a 30 minute design consultation with the brothers as well as a $1,000 credit to the Casaza site! Because Drew and Jonathan are busy traveling and filming on location in Calgary, the consultation was online via Skype. I was SUPER nervous –…

Interior

Get the Look: My Shelves

I don’t know about you, but styling shelves doesn’t always come easy for me. I often struggle to determine the right amount of items to use – the more items you have on a shelf the less of an impact each one will have, but with too few items it will look really sparse. Playing with balance and symmetry can be tricky as well. I’ve been trying to perfect my shelving unit for the past few months since we moved…

Travel

Brentwood Hotel, Saratoga Springs, NY

And so continues our Saratoga Springs saga! Well, I guess it doesn’t exactly qualify as a saga, but everyone loves a good alliteration. Anyway, one of our favorite parts of the trip was finding the cutest little hotel to stay at. When we first started thinking about planning a trip upstate, our initial thought was to stay at an Airbnb. When we were in Lake Placid last fall for my friend’s wedding, we had a really great experience at an…

Food & Drink, Travel

Angry Orchard, Walden, NY

Matt and I had been wanting to take a trip this fall, but we were having trouble figuring out where to go. Initially, we were thinking of heading up to Hudson, NY but we weren’t finding Airbnbs that were both affordable and (I say this knowing how basic I sound) asthetically pleasing. We were about to give up when Matt suddenly mentioned we check out Saratoga Springs. I – having been a huge horse-freak for most of my life –…

Food & Drink

My Favorite Cinnamon Muffins

For as long as I can remember, I have never been particularly gifted in the kitchen. I hated learning to cook in middle school and high school, and relied on the dining hall all through college. Somehow, I have made it almost three years post-grad without fully learning how to cook anything much more complicated than a box of pasta or a vegetable stir fry. Since moving to our new apartment, though, Matt and I have been trying to become…

Interior

Get the Look: Our Living Room

As promised, here is the first installment of the Get the Look series for our new apartment! In these posts, I will provide direct links to the products we have purchased for our apartment (or if I can’t find the exact product, one that is similar in size/appearance). The one item that was not available through LIKEtoKNOW.it is the couch, which is the Trayce Chenille Queen Sleeper Sofa from Raymour & Flanigan. Thank you in advance for shopping directly through…

Interior

Apartment Update! 3 Months In

I literally cannot believe it’s already been over a month since my last apartment update post… the time is FLYING. I actually feel like it was just January – where did this year go? Anyway, I wanted to do another apartment update because, at long last, I feel like we are (almost) finished! Of course, there are always little things to add (that’s what’s so fun about interior design right?! I’m sure Matt does not agree…) but for the most…

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