#108: Science Says These Rooms Are A Waste Of Space

Welp, it’s official: new research shows that we aren’t using all of the square footage in our homes. But we sure are paying for it (and then paying to heat & cool it, decorate it, plus spending time cleaning it). Why are we doing that?! Well, this week we’re diving into a study that shows … Continue reading #108: Science Says These Rooms Are A Waste Of Space

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The First Day of School (…one week later)

So, I meant to post this blog post last week, but… life.  Despite the late posting, our first week back was really great!  The kids have excellent teachers this year and both have friends in their classes, too.  They were pretty pumped to get back to school. They were NOT so pumped to have their … Continue reading The First Day of School (…one week later)

This Furniture Is Meant To Make Hallways More Functional (& Social)

Is there anything more annoying than decorating your home and realizing there are some areas that aren't functional? Why are hallways and entryways built so small in some apartment and houses? It is like you cannot put any furniture there without it being totally in the way. If you're trying to use every single square … Continue reading This Furniture Is Meant To Make Hallways More Functional (& Social)

A Small Phoenix Home Has the Cutest, Sun-Filled Kitchen Corner Art Studio — House Call

Name: LaurieAnne Gonzalez, husband Taylor, and dog Hazel Location: Arcadia Neighborhood — Phoenix, Arizona Size: 952 square feet Years lived in: 4 years, owned My husband and I rented our little 1950s 952-square-foot ranch home for a year before buying and renovating it to become our own. Before we renovated, the house was very dark … Continue reading A Small Phoenix Home Has the Cutest, Sun-Filled Kitchen Corner Art Studio — House Call

5 Moving Essentials to Buy at the Dollar Store

Over Fourth of July Weekend, I was running errands with my mom while visiting in suburban Chicago, Illinois. We headed to the Dollar Tree (also known as her and my grandma's "favorite store") because she wanted to pick up some plates she had been longing after. Bless my mother for practicing the "only buy if … Continue reading 5 Moving Essentials to Buy at the Dollar Store

This Otherworldly Succulent Is Perfect for Sunny Apartments

Pencil cactus is a plant that adds both architectural interest and soothing greenery to your space. Its pencil-thin stems look like something that would grow on a distant alien planet. In reality, pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) is a succulent native to Africa and a member of the spurge family of plants rather than the cactus … Continue reading This Otherworldly Succulent Is Perfect for Sunny Apartments