We are so happy to be sharing our kitchen makeover with you guys today! We made some small changes that we feel like created a big impact and feels a lot more like us. When we originally toured this house with our real estate agent back in October, we fell in love with the space. It was charming and we immediately envisioned ourselves cooking and entertaining friends in this kitchen that has separate entries to the dining room and living room.
I feel like smaller kitchens get a bad wrap and my former “open concept” loving self, would probably be on my soap box cursing kitchens that are closed off to the dining room, but once we walked in, there was a warmth and sense of family that consumed this place. The house felt like a home and one where we could make many memories together…and of course that begins over a good meal. 😉 READ MORE
Hope everyone had a great week! We are finally getting back into a routine over here after lots of travel and home renovations. It sounds funny, but just sitting at a desk (instead of our dining table) to hammer out some emails felt so good. We still have some work going on over here, but luckily it’s all outside now. We had the tiles removed in a few spots around the house and are having pavers laid instead. We think it will be a better look for the white exterior paint we went with. We’re excited to watch it all come together and finally get a chance to unbox some of our patio furniture. We’re almost there! Check out a Q&A we did with Schoolhouse about our home over here. This weekend we will be heading back to pilates, hoping to catch a movie, and just continue this little routine we got going on. Hope everyone has a Happy Earth Day!
We are getting ready to wrap things up on the master bathroom remodel over here and can’t wait to put the finishing touches on everything. We realized we haven’t shared any of the progress photos we’ve been snapping, and the choices we have made thus far, so why not?! Throughout this whole remodel I thought the changes we were making weren’t that different, but going back through these before photos and seeing the place transform has been really exciting and rewarding.
Click “Read More” to see more before photos and some progress ones too! READ MORE
90% of the time when we have free time, we’re looking at interiors. We absolutely love the design aspect and incorporating new and fun pieces into a home. We’d be lying if we said we weren’t tempted to pop in and see what people have done with a place when spotting an “Open House” sign, while driving around on the weekends. We haven’t done it since moving, but we get a good laugh out of the idea of it. 😉 READ MORE
Happy Friday! We had a busy week getting things back together around the house and hosting our dear friends Joe and Tessa, while they were in town. It felt good to unplug a bit and show them around Phoenix, chat till the late hours of the night, and indulge in all of the city’s good food and sweet treats. They are two amazing souls and we are so grateful to have met them two years ago on our road trip. Seriously cannot believe that was two years ago already. Where is the time going?! Anyone have any fun weekend plans? We will be heading to a pot luck tonight with some friends and then hopefully going to pilates at some point. We justtt started reformer pilates, and boy oh boy are our muscles sore. We had no idea just how out of shape we were. Hah!
Hope everyone has an amazing weekend. Here are a few links from around the web we’ve been loving… READ MORE
With the weather being so beautiful lately, we’ve been spending as much time outside as possible. Now that we’re home owners we understand why our parents would obsess over planters and cleaning the front of the house once Spring rolled around. Over the weekend we found ourselves at the nursery with Henry, picking out flowers and planters to spruce up the front of our house. It was nice to be surrounded by so many other couples and families, embracing the sunshine, and filling their carts with fresh herbs and flowers. This place is coming together more and more each day and I don’t think we have ever enjoyed cleaning up a place, and making it look beautiful as much as we recently have.
Whether you have just bought a new home or just want to give it a little refresh for the change in season, we rounded up a few favorites that will give your home a big impact in three very different ways. READ MORE
After going through literally hundreds of photos from Paris, we figured we’d break down our time there in a few posts. What to See, Where to Eat, Where to Stay (we shared three beautiful airbnbs a few days ago, click here if you missed it), and Where to Shop.
To keep things going, here’s a few favorite places that went we to that are must see’s in our book. Scenic views, beautiful parks, famous museums, and more! READ MORE
We are so happy to share some photos of our Airbnbs from our time in Paris with you guys. We were lucky enough to stay at not one, but two beautiful apartments in the 8th and 10th arrondissement during our getaway. Click “Read More” for all the details and some of our favorite spots around each apartment. READ MORE
March ’17 might just be the craziest month in our 12+ years together. It started with our dream trip to Paris for two weeks and is ending with a big remodel at our house…exterior paint, two bathrooms and kitchen fully redone. We never thought good things could bring so much anxiousness and stress, but man, it’s tough not having access to much of your house while living in it. We know we are close to the finish line, and it’s looking soooo great, so it’s all about having a bit of patience and letting go of your “normal” routine. Been loving all of your insight and DMs through IG. We’ve really enjoyed reading about your own remodel stories, tips, and tricks, so thank you so much for sharing! It’s also been really interesting bringing Henry with us basically everywhere we go. We can’t really leave him alone with all the tools, debris, and the fact that he thinks it’s all food. Haha! He’s so gentle and kind, but still gets a little crazy around other dogs, so this has definitely been a test for him. He’s been pretty good for the most part, but there is still the occasional bark fest and spinning in circles. Once he’s close and can give them a good sniff, we’re all good. Haha! Anywho, we can’t wait to share all the hard work that these guys and gals are putting into our home. We are sooo close to getting back to some good ol’ home cooked meals!
Here’s some links for your browsing pleasure. Enjoy and happy weekend!
1 – As our master bathroom renovations come to an end, we are most excited about our tub and all the baths we are going to take. This article took away the guilt of all those thirty minute baths we took rather than going for that morning walk.
2 – We’ve been taking our gummy vitamins daily for years, but articles like this keep popping up and it’s making us feel like we’ve been duped. What do you guys think?
3 – Our weeks always include a stop at Trader Joe’s, and we loved checking out this list of healthy foods that we’ll have to pick up on our next trip.
5 – Our house renovation is still underway, but we can’t help but start to plan on our next project…the guest house! This garage turned Bungalow is all sorts of inspiring.
6 – We were so lucky to have the opportunity to visit the Sézane Librarie while in Paris. The space is gorgeous and we loved chatting with the staff while browsing the beautiful bags and books and sipping on some coffee. Check out their new Spring Collection here before it’s all gone!
7 – If you didn’t get a chance to check out our latest Youtube video with Revlon and Tell the Birds, you can find it here. Don’t forget to subscribe!
8 – We love this brand! These have been our go-to shoes for pretty much any occasion. Do yourself a huge favor and add a pair to your life!
9 – Playing it safe used to really be our thing. In the past few years, we’ve just started being a bit more risky and pushing ourselves to new places. We really love this Risk-Taking 101 over on W&D.
10 – If you’re looking for a new blogger to follow, head over to Sea of Shoes and follow Jane on Instagram. We had the pleasure of meeting Jane and Jeff while in Paris, and loved chatting with them about fashion, food, homes, traveling, relationships, and we feel like we’ve known them for years. Love them!
While in Paris, we had the pleasure of learning from one of the city’s great floral designers and owner of Les Fleurs de Pauline. We set up the workshop through Airbnb’s new Experience section on their website and had a pretty fun afternoon creating our own bouquet and chatting about the importance of florals in Paris. READ MORE
We are Robert and Christina: husband and wife, photo takers, adventurers and best friends. We like to laugh too hard, dance all night, and explore together. Here is a little glimpse into our lives in sunny Phoenix, Arizona.