A Huge Paint Color Myth About Small Spaces

A Huge Paint Color Myth About Small Spaces

We’re not sure where it started, but it’s time to set the record straight about one big misconception…

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A Few Things This Week


We got so many questions on PJ’s tennis shoes last week while we were in Disney! We scoured the internet looking all over for the green/grey color, but didn’t have any luck. We did, however, find the same pair of New Balance running shoes in a different color. They’re so comfortable and we just wish we could find his exact color!

Isn’t this rust-colored turtleneck sweatshirt fun? It seems crazy to be shopping for sweaters this week when three weeks ago we were in short sleeves and shorts here in Tennessee. That’s our weather for you! With a few weeks (months?) left of cold weather, we’re looking forward to oversized sweatshirts for just a little but longer.

We get even more questions on Thomas’ phone case for his iPhone XR. It’s a half fabric, half synthetic leather case that you can store your credit cards and I.D. in. He gets more compliments on this case than anything and it’s only $13!

About to start this book soon. Have you read it? We keep hearing great things online about it and we’re so excited to start a good thriller. Something about it being cold outside while you’re safe and warm inside while reading a thrilling novel that makes us okay with winter sticking around for a bit.

Two Fun New Swim Trunks


Hi friends! How was your weekend?

We just got home from our week long cruise with Celebrity Cruises and we’ve started the unpacking process (currently doing it as we speak). We had such a blast on their new ship, The Edge, and we can’t thank y’all enough for following along with us and sharing your feedback.

One question we got a lot on the trip was about our swim trunks and where we got them. We actually purchased them specifically for the cruise since we hadn’t bought new trunks in over three years! You can get the same ones for yourself by clicking the pictures below. Now all we need is some warmer weather and we’ll be set!


Thomas’ (similar):

Just A Few Things This Week

How fun are these navy shoes from ASOS? They almost look like slipper socks. Would love to wear these come spring (which seems like it’s going to take forever to get here this year, though we have had some unseasonably warm weather the last few days!)

Thomas has been wearing boxer briefs for the first time lately (!!) and it’s taking him a minute to get comfy in them, but he’s adjusting (no pun intended) pretty well so far. This pair from Target are fun and won’t break the bank, which just so happens to be our favorite combo.

Speaking of fun, wouldn’t this scratch off map make the perfect gift for a certain holiday that’s coming up? Seems like such a cool way of keeping track of all the places you’ve travelled to (or plan to travel to) besides just posting IG pictures. Need this ASAP.

We Added Something New to Our Online Shop

We’ve added t-shirts!

We know spring and summer aren’t for a couple of more months, but we went ahead and stocked an item y’all have been asking us for, along with some more sweatshirts (with new colors). We hope you like them, and we hope you’ll stay tuned for more merchandise coming in the next couple of months!

You can check out all the new pieces in our Etsy shop!


Painting Our House…In the 80’s

Painting Our House…In the 80’s

Thanks to Thomas’ brother, we came across these old photos of his dad painting our (their) living room from back in the mid 80’s. How crazy is that?!

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Our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Get him a warm sweater that will make him look like the most sophisticated person in the room. On sale for $34 (Bonus: love this one too. Also on sale for $34!)

Or some cozy pajama pants from Gap to basically live in all winter. $34.95

Because we could all use an electric shaver each year, especially Amazon’s #1 choice. $29.95

Fun boxer briefs like these from Abercrombie will put him in the holiday spirit, and lift yours too :). $18 (These are also cute. $22)

One of our friends read Less by Andrew Sean Greer and told us it’s breathtaking. It doesn’t hurt that it won the Pulitzer Prize last year, either. Have you read it? $10.87

To protect their phone, this leather case is stylish and convenient, since you can keep all your cards in the flap inside. PJ has this same one and absolutely loves it. *For iPhone X, XS* $15.99

For your loved one who moved away from home and misses it like crazy, this fun candle might make them a little less homesick. Each one smells like the state they’re labeled as and should remind them of home. They have every state, too, like New York, California, Georgia, and Virginia. $29.95


The show Scandal may be over, but Olivia Pope’s tall stemmed wine glasses will never be out of style. We got Thomas’ mom these a few years ago and we still feel fancy every time we drink out of them. $12.95 (Bonus: for a sleeker look, get them these stemless wine glasses from World Market. six for $28.74)

Tell them how much they mean to you with a cute piece of art like this one from Urban Outfitters. Starting at $34 (Bonus: this and this are also so fun.)

We want to start off the season by wishing you happy holidays and happy shopping!


When Do You Decorate for Christmas?

When Do You Decorate for Christmas?

We started decorating for the holidays a couple of days ago and some of you had some things to say about it…

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After: Our Master Bath Refresh


This is a sponsored conversation written by us on behalf of Delta® Faucet. The opinions and text are all ours.

Remember when we started tackling our mini bathroom refresh last month with the help of our friends at Delta®? Well, we’re back with some “after” photos because this baby is FINISHED. And we love it dearly.


The main goal of this refresh was to make the bathroom more functional for us, but more importantly, to finish it out the way it was always intended to be. We had originally gone with different faucets when we renovated our house last year, knowing they wouldn’t last forever. We had to go with two pedestal sinks (that we knew we would eventually replace) because our cabinetmaker couldn’t commission our vanity in time.


We wanted the bathroom to have the same traditional, classic feel as the rest of our house, so our faucets had to be just right. We chose the Delta Two Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet from the Cassidy Collection. We love the way they turned out and how they add the sophisticated charm we were desperately lacking in that space. They’re fun because they look original to the house, but at the same time they look sleek and new. We love the juxtaposition they bring to the room. We had similar cross handles like these at our last house (which was built in the 1950’s) that were actually original, and everyone always complimented on how much they loved them. We’re getting the same response with our new Delta ones, too :).


We went with a chrome finish to match the rest of the bathroom’s fixtures and hardware so that it all flows together. We debated on if we wanted to choose a different finish and mix metals (something we believe is fully acceptable when done correctly) but we ultimately decided to go with matching, as we felt it was more timeless. We didn’t want anything too busy going on in there because, like we said before, we want it to feel relaxing, spa-like, and serene. So far we feel all those things and more every time we walk in there.

 We also added a new wood-stained vanity with a polished Carrera marble countertop. We can’t tell you how much of a game changer this is for us. We have drawers! And storage! And a place to set things down on when we’re doing our hair or washing our face! It’s glorious and we’re kicking ourselves as we wonder why we didn’t tackle this sooner. There’s literally a place for everything now. We thought about doing a white vanity to brighten the space up, but we love the look of the dark wood mixed with the lighter countertop. That contrast is key, and really elevates the feel of the room. Plus, stained wood is a staple in craftsman style homes, so adding it in our bathroom felt appropriate.


We are maximalists at heart (more is more!) but we wanted our bathroom to be paired down and simple. We added new hand towels and some greenery to bring a little nature to the area around our sink. We also added some more plants to our window ledge directly across from our vanity because you can never have enough plants in one room. Then, to finish it out, we added some simple DIY curtains. We had talked about adding shelves above the toilet and possibly one long, wooden shelf going across the windows to hold plants, but once the vanity was built, we realized we have all the storage we need and ultimately decided against adding any more shelves.


The end result is exactly what we were going for: clean, sophisticated, and timeless. Every time we go in there now, we realize all the waiting was worth it so that we could decide on exactly what we wanted. We couldn’t have done it without the help from our friends at Delta, and want to thank them so much for these beautiful faucets!