The last bathroom in the house that was still hanging out in the 1990s finally got a makeover. Praise. The. Lord. But let’s go back to what it looked like before we moved in, and then the first renovation. That first renovation included removing the linoleum and replacing with tile and then a fresh coat…

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A few years ago, I shared my best tips for cleaning your oven (without the self-clean button) and the recipe for my magic solution on Instagram. I even wrote about it in my book. It’s my most requested life hack. What does that say about me? Don’t answer that. Let’s chat ovens and why they…

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Now, to the good stuff. The hardest part, for me, was choosing a tile and color scheme. You walk into the store *thinking* you know. Then you quickly realize it’s like Sonic and choosing a soft drink combination. There really are 300,000 different combinations. There are two really fun parts of this whole design and…

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Oh shiny brass how I hate thee, let me count the ways. You have to understand. When we moved into our house nine years ago, it was completely white (floors, carpet, walls, counters, tile, cabinets) and brass was everywhere. We call it Operation Remove the Brass. I see the end in sight. Functionally, this bathroom…

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It has been a hard, HARD week in Texas. If you’ve been following me over on Instagram, you know that the devastation along the Texas coast from Harvey is profound. There is work to be done, for a long time to come. We’re choosing to be the tortoises, as we know this effort is a…

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