A Poor [wo]Man’s Solution to a Home Full of Tongue & Groove…

Disclaimer: If you’re a shiplap “purist” you may find the following post deeply, deeply disturbing. In northwestern Wisconsin, you’ll be hard pressed to find a home that doesn’t feature knotty pine carsiding…so when we moved into our home, we weren’t surprised to find a splash of it here and there. While I don’t necessarily hate…

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It’s been a year!

I can’t believe how time has flown! It’s been a year since we purchased Elm Street. Our first flip has taken little [read: a lot] longer than we originally anticipated, but we are so happy to know that all of the hard work we’ve put in ensures that the next owners of Elm Street will…

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My favorite local picking spots

A lot of times when people come into my home they’ll ask about certain pieces and where I got them. I have a sometimes classic, sometimes eclectic kind of style, so there is usually something interesting around for almost any taste. What I’ve found is that I have my go-to retailers and shop owners – the same five or six places make up about 80 percent of the furniture and decor in my home.

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One corner at a time

3 ideas to help keep you from feeling overwhelmed when designing your space Redecorating or redesigning your space can feel like a daunting task. It takes time and money and if I’m being candid, who has either of those to spare? And what if it doesn’t end up looking like the masterpiece you imagined? I…

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5 tips for a beautiful bookshelf

One of my favorite pieces of furniture is a simple bookshelf. Bookshelves are the perfect opportunity to showcase your style, store keepsakes and everyday items, and add some visual interest to a space. Use my quick tips below for a beautiful bookshelf.

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It’s been awfully quiet in these parts…

We are still working on our Elm Street renovation and are continuing to develop a property management portfolio of high-quality vacation rentals (more on that soon), but December brought with it some pretty significant life changes.

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Welcome!

We did it! We finally got our website up and running. As a marketing person, things like this are super important to me. While Brian spent these hours doing demolition at Elm Street, I poured over this darn site, and I’m thankful I can put a pin in it for now. Please take the time…

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