Plum Crazy, Pt. 2: Pflaumkuchen


Cakes. After thirty or forty jars of jam and sauce, it was super fun to do some baking. These simple German-style plum cakes don’t use up a lot of plums but they’re easy to make and they do freeze well (or so I’ve read–this is my first time making them!), so I ended up making […]

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Plum Crazy, pt. 1: Sorbet & Jam


Disclosure: If you don’t like fruit, or you don’t enjoy recipe/cooking posts, you might just want to skip this week. It’s going to be a little heavy on the plums. I haven’t posted much yet about our fruit trees. My mistake. Our new home came with four apple trees, two cherry trees, a currant bush, a […]

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Little Tweaks

A few very small things changed in the living room right after I showed it to you last week. I wanted to update you, of course, because you’re all that important to me. I got three new things that have made me quickly very happy. First, this H&M blanket, which seems to be higher quality […]

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The Office

Since I work from home, I was very excited about moving to this three-bedroom house and finally having a dedicated office. I’ve had my cozy little office areas in our past apartments, but it’s so much easier to be productive in a room designed around productivity (surprise, surprise). And there’s nothing like closing the door […]

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Living Room In Progress

First off, a quick flashback to what the living room looked like when we bought the house– I haven’t posted any living room updates since we first moved in, when the fridge was still sitting in the living room, waiting to return to the kitchen. Here’s what it looked like then– Definitely improved, but messy, […]

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Weekend Update

This weekend was the best one we’ve spent in the new house so far. We managed to get a lot done while still having lots of time to lounge and actually enjoy the space. We only went to the hardware store once (I love the hardware store, but it’s getting to where the employees all […]

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Blue + Orange

Originally, I had thought our kitchen color scheme would be black, gray and white. I love black, gray and white (who doesn’t?). The blaze orange countertops would be our “pop of color,” if you will. Reality has had a different plan for us, though. First, that perfect inky-black Soot color read wayyyy bluer on the […]

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Slow and Steady

If the Tortoise and the Hare is accurate, and if renovating a kitchen is a race, then I have a shot at winning said race. Especially if the emphasis is on the word “slow.” There’s progress to be seen, though, and that’s really exciting. We still haven’t painted the cabinet doors, but we’re no longer […]

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A Quick Before + After

As kitchen renovation drags on, with small successes here and there, and the big reveal still out of reach, I was really happy this morning to tackle a quick and satisfying project. Last week, I scored these two sweet chairs for $6 each at a local thrift shop: The frames are solid wood frames with […]

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Floor Plans

I finally got my act together and created a floorplan for our new house, so you can get a better idea of what you’re looking at. I don’t really know what I’m doing with floor plans, so if anything is confusing, please don’t hesitate to ask. And before anyone asks, the different colors are meaningless […]

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