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Favorite MCM plants for the midwest
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Favorite MCM plants for the midwest

We all see those mid century modern homes out in West with those drought tolerant plants that have become the iconic look for mid century modern landscaping. When thinking about the overall aesthetic present in those homes, and not getting caught up in the plants themselves, it is easy to replicate the look for those...

how to build a dog shower!
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how to build a dog shower!

In the quest to have a never-ending renovation life, I thought it would be a terrific idea to remove the custom bench we made and install a dog/plant/boot/feet shower in our mudroom.  I took a IG poll, and it was met with a fair amount of mixed feelings… 34% thought it was a bit nutty...

here comes the sun!
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here comes the sun!

Adding Velux Skylights to our Mid Century Ranch When we were house hunting, 5 years back, a ranch wasn’t necessarily on our must have list… although if we stay here for the rest of our lives, I’m sure our old knees will thank us. Our kids are STILL quite disappointed that we don’t have a...

south side flip  – 1st floor befores
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south side flip – 1st floor befores

As you saw in the previous posts the kitchen and laundry / half bath projects will be the biggest transformations aka WORK in this house.  If you’re just joining the journey here are the previous posts: kitchen befores kitchen renderings half bath / mudroom befores half bath / mudroom renderings

zero plastic, zero waste kitchen
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zero plastic, zero waste kitchen

I am so excited to share this info!  Of course this blog space started out as a place to share home renovation but why not share more lifestyle content? For the past few years I have been on a mission to buy less, buy once.  Many products that we purchase over and over again have...

dreamy patio lights
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dreamy patio lights

You want that cozy patio with string lights but you don’t have a structure to attach them to? Well, you’re in the right spot! As you’ll see in the first photos, our home has a large patio and there was no way to triangulate string lights across them.