• Featured,  kitchen

    A Tastier (and more Sustainable) Daily Routine with Café 504 Coffee

    Full disclosure friends – I didn’t start drinking coffee until I was in my 30s!  Only when we bought our first Keurig did that change and I started to get in the habit of enjoying a daily cup (or two).  Lately though, I’ve been taking a hard look at the amount of waste we as a family have been producing (especially in the kitchen) and began to explore how we could change our routines to a more sustainable lifestyle – starting with ditching that pile of daily KCups in lieu of good-old fashioned ground coffee.  Enter the team from Café 504, a small coffee roasting company out of Texas, and their…

  • Building Projects,  DIY,  kitchen

    How to Make a Builder Grade Kitchen look Custom

    I feel like I’ve been teasing this post for months and so I’m excited that FINALLY have had a chance to share it!  Way back in February, I started giving the upper half of my kitchen a little makeover that I have been planning pretty much since we moved in to make my builder grade cabinets look much more custom.  Along the way I ended up making a few small changes that I hadn’t originally planned on, but they all have taken this kitchen in a direction that feels more cohesive with the rest of the house than some of my earlier design decisions.     So before we jump…

  • Favorites,  kitchen

    My Kitchen Favorites

    I’m trying something new friends.  At least once a week I stand in a room in my house and say to my husband “I love <insert random thing here> so much.”  And it’s not to pat myself on the back for my good shopping choices, it’s to revel in a simple thing that I can’t believe I lived most of my adult life without.   I know I always appreciate it when other bloggers share products that they love, so I’m going to do my own twist on that idea and share products (and ideas) that I use in different spaces in my house — starting with the room I profess…

  • Building Projects,  House,  kitchen

    Adding personality and character to your kitchen

    Welcome to part 2 of my kitchen journey!  Last post I shared some of the tricks I’ve started using to get organized so be sure to check those out if you’re looking to tame some clutter yourself – but this time I’m going to be delving into some of the tricks I’ve used to add personality and warmth to my builder grade kitchen (I even persuaded a friend to let me poke around and share some of their kitchen inspiration!) To start, let me take you back to what our kitchen looked like when we moved in.  We built our house through a builder 3 years ago in a small…

  • House,  kitchen

    The Great “Organized Kitchen” Journey begins…..

    Summer is coming to an end and once Fall hits I always get a huge urge to get back in the kitchen on Sunday afternoons, prepping healthy snacks for the week and pre-making meals to make the weekdays easier – you know making all my Pinterest dreams comes true for about two weeks before real life comes crashing down.  Maybe this year I can make it three weeks!  Anyway, at least I’ve got a much prettier kitchen to look at while I’m trying to keep it together. I haven’t shared much of my kitchen on the blog mainly because I haven’t done any big overhaul of it up to this…