I am so overwhelmed with our house project, but I also know we have made it a long way in this short summer. Much of our time has been removing wallpaper & then scrubbing the walls & then painting. Just to get the house to a baseline has been a long road.

Here is the master bedroom originally.

When we first walked through the house in Feb 2019…


Then we (meaning my wonderful family members) removed the wallpaper. We bought an industrial wallpaper steam remover from a local rental place that had a used one on sale. This was a huge help.

Followed by scrubbing the walls - someone recommended this sponge + dawn soap to get the remaining glue off of the walls.

The house has contrast trim - which is popular right now. I also am in major decision overload so I decided to go more traditional - the trim in Benjamin Moore (base white in semi gloss) and then the walls we did Benjamin Moore in white eggshell.

Next, Philip, my husband refinished the hardwood floors. This is not his first rodeo fortunately - I think this is the 3rd time he has done floors and every time he has learned a little bit.


I’m thinking we will leave the room pretty neutral looking - here is some of what I have in mind. (Affiliate links)


Spring finds!


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ok fine. It’s March 20th, but it’s freezing in New England.

If you have the spring bug, I have some fun TRANSITIONAL pieces for you. I put that in caps because - realistically it is March. It is 40 degrees and we all know in MA we will not be wearing real spring clothes for two more months.

Most of these are H&M, target, old navy - I’m a budget friendly kind of shopper!


10 things that helped us set up our AirBnB


This fall we decided to airbnb our home. We had considered doing this in the past - but I was too nervous about all the things that could go wrong.

Because of some job changes this fall, we needed to supplement our income and living in an area that is a destination in the fall - we felt like it was a good opporunity to give it a try.

If you want to learn more about our experience - we shared about it in our podcast this week.

If you are thinking about trying this - it really helped us financially & was an overall positive experience.

A Bohemian Bedroom in Cambridge: Phase 2

I am still in the process of working on my the Bohemian Bedroom in Cambridge & we have made some decisions!

To see the before start here.

We have settled on this look. I guess really it is sort of eclectic too, but really, what isn’t these days?

a bohemian inspired bedroom : one delightful home :

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A Bohemian (eclectic?!) Bedroom Links to shop!

This could be lovely in a living room as well.

Weekend Links

It’s Friday!

If you missed it - we are moving to Virginia. It is a bittersweet time. I posted a little about it here.

We also went on a mini vacation to Stowe, VT. If you are near the Northeast, you might also love this adorable boutique hotel line like we have.

my fun glasses are  zennis  + i love them!

my fun glasses are zennis + i love them!

I have really enjoyed the Jade Roller for awhile now. If you haven’t heard of it. This is what is says it does…

  • claims:

    • Stimulate collagen production

    • Plump fine lines and reduce cell turnover time

    • Help close and minimize enlarged pores

    • Provide relief from tension headaches when rolled over temples

    • Tighten and firm the skin by boosting elastin

    • Minimize spots around chin and jawline caused by toxin build up

  • my review. I love the feeling of it on my face. It is soothing and relaxing. I can’t say 100% if it has done anything - but I know I love it as a daily ritual and its worth a shot!

I am also enjoying the tongue cleaner…did I just say that? This is suggested to help with bad breath and detox as well. I have heard copper is the way to go. I have been using this for a few weeks and love it!

I tried on one these sweashirts last week and am obsessed. So comfy for the spring transition that will eventually come.

I love this pillow for a bed or a couch. And this wallet-friendly version too!

Speaking of spring and summer, I really want to try one of these cute suits this summer! Has anyone tried this brand before?

happy weekend!

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This + that / Weekly round up


Just me? Does anyone else find themselves drawn to pretty storage things?

I just realized these baskets fit super nicely into this ikea storage unit (kallax).

These were my favorite shorts last summer & they released them this year too. Just add cute shoes like these & a lightweight jacket like this.

This podcast is all up + totally bingable! (so is this one…if you are looking for true crime podcast suggestions….I’m your girl)

You might love this hard to kill indoor plant.

I am still eyeing these, but my husband is not convinced that I need one.

I’m almost done with this book + it’s been riveting!

We are talking about friendship in adulthood on our podcast this week. And this print in free in our content library. If you think friendship is hard in adulthood - you are not alone.