The Sofa I Want Next

First came the Cloud at Restoration. Then I saw the Tahoe Slipcovered sectional at Arhaus. And finally I saw (and sunk into) the Plush sectional at Value City Furniture… And at some point in there I saw encountered Lauren Conrad’s gorgeous living room shown above. And now I’m hooked.

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My 12 Favorite Failproof Area Rugs

In continuing our shopping home decor series (here I shared my favorite sofas, lamps, kitchen styling, bathroom styling), I wanted to spotlight the item that I truly believe finishes off a space: the area rug. The area rug not only anchors a room, but it warms it, softens it, and creates the background for what the rest of the room…

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What I’m Packing in My Hospital Bag

Today marks week 33 of this pregnancy! Feeling better. The house is more or less coming back together after the mini-crisis the past two weeks… knock on wood. Ah I don’t want to jinx it. Hah I cannot believe I’ll be full-term in just four weeks. HOW did that happen? Ah the nerves are kicking in… As much as we…

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Our Baby Showers

Before #fleamageddon began, Dan and I got to spend the previous two Saturdays celebrating Baby Boy Schmieder with our beloved family and friends. Both my mom and my mother-in-law generously offered to throw celebrations–which was really great because one shower on its own would have been almost too large a group. This allowed us to really spend more time with…

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