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Holiday House Tour 2017

I don’t know why I’m always compelled to start these holiday house tour posts by type-shouting “SMILING’S MY FAVORITE” but there I’ve already gone and done it. ‘Tis the season. Moving on. Here’s how we decked our proverbial halls for...Show More Summary

#76: So About That Beach Duplex We Bought…

You haven’t heard a lot about the duplex that we bought three months ago. It might seem like not much is happening, but we’re actually working on three things behind the scenes that are inching us closer to demo day! We also learn what...Show More Summary

Holiday Gift Guides For Everyone On Your List (With Stuff Under $20 – And Even $5!)

I’m a little late with this, so thank you to everyone who so sweetly inquired about the whereabouts of our annual gift guide. Here she blows! We’ve crammed everything into one big post – so here you’ll find a gift guide for grown-ups,...Show More Summary

#75: It’s The Most Clutterful Time Of The Year

As much as we love the holidays, all the “stuff” that goes along with it (gifts, decor, things piling up on every surface) can get overwhelming. So we’re sharing how we’re approaching things differently in an effort to maintain the joy of the season. Show More Summary

House Crashing: A Rental-Ready Renovation

You guys remember our friends Carey and Jordan? We House Crashed them earlier in the year and their mudroom slays me every time I lay eyes on it. Well, we’ve crashed another one of their places – this time it’s a rental home that they recently renovated and furnished. Show More Summary

#74: The Big Fight We Had Over A Fridge

People always ask if we ever argue, especially with all the house projects we tackle together. Well, the short answer is yes. And the speed bumps we hit while installing our beach house kitchen are a perfect example of what can spark a spat. Show More Summary

Living Room Updates, Major Sales, And What I’m Buying

Our living room is still in flux since we took Karl to the beach house and bought our new sofa (one new living room thing = me wanting to CHANGE ALL THE THINGS!), but I couldn’t wait to show you a few sneak peeks and share a ton of weekend home sales going on right now. Show More Summary

How We Saved $1,350 On Our Beach House Appliances

I’d like to say we strategically planned to buy all of our beach house appliances (besides the pink stove, that is) during Black Friday sale season. But really, it was just some lucky timing. Timing so lucky that it saved us over $1350,...Show More Summary

#73: The Secret Power Of Mistakes, Setbacks, And Almost Getting Sued

Young House Love turned 10 years old this fall (!!!) so we’re taking a look back at our last decade of renovating houses, building a business, and making plenty of mistakes along the way – all while on a public stage called the world wide web. Show More Summary

We Built a Bluetooth-Enabled Porch Light and We’re Giving It Away

Enter to win this beautiful porch light with Leviton connectivity. There are couple runner-up prizes for the contest as well. Read more on MAKE The post We Built a Bluetooth-Enabled Porch Light and We’re Giving It Away appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Who Puts An 100-Year-Old Bed In A Little Girl’s Room? Um, We Do.

We have SO MANY posts that we want to write for you guys (we’re currently working on a full living room update post – and one about all the appliances and window blinds we got for the beach house). But ever since we shared a pictureShow More Summary

#72: Welp, There Goes The Living Room!

What we thought would be an easy swap of an old sectional for a new sofa has turned our living room on its head (and one of us is more thrilled about that than the other). So this week we’re sharing how we’re rethinking the layout and reinventing the space to work a little harder. Show More Summary

The Beach House Has A Kitchen! Well, Kinda, Sorta…

Dude. We got things DONE this weekend at the beach house. And by that I mean, we showed up with a giant to-do list and only got about half of it checked off, but it really felt awesome after four days there (thanks to the kids having no school on Monday & Tuesday) to lock the door knowing that we’d knocked out a huge portion of the kitchen. Show More Summary

#71: Why You Don’t See Childproofing Stuff In Our House

Keeping your kids safe at home is hugely important and creating a house that looks nice but is also livable (and not too precious) is basically the holy grail. So this week we’re sharing specific tricks and tips for how we childproofed our house without running down the safety aisle and buying every last foam pad and cabinet lock. Show More Summary

CNC Cut a Family Heirloom Step Stool

As far back as Matt Stultz can remember, each of his family member’s houses had a little wooden stool. He decided to continue the tradition. Read more on MAKE The post CNC Cut a Family Heirloom Step Stool appeared first on Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers.

Freshening Up The Foyer

Come on in and let’s have a walkabout. But not one of those wildlife walkabouts, just a jaunt around the foyer since we haven’t properly introduced you to many of the updates in here. I’d describe this room’s evolution over the lastShow More Summary

#70: The Craziness Behind Our Rachael Ray Show Appearance

Our week was sent into a tailspin when we got a last-minute invitation to appear on The Rachael Ray Show, and within 24 hours we were on a plane to New York so we could DIY in front of a live studio audience the very next morning. As...Show More Summary

The Beach House Has Furniture!

If you guys follow us on Instagram or Facebook, you’ve already heard the news: not only does the beach house officially have furniture (!!!) we finally got the spend the night there this past weekend! Two nights, in fact! It’s stillShow More Summary

#69: The Silver Lining To The End Of Fixer Upper

This week I’m laying out why I think the end of HGTV’s Fixer Upper might actually bring some good things, and Sherry’s revealing the secret screw-up that almost ruined our beach house floors. Plus If you’ve ever dreamed of buying a second...Show More Summary

Three Fixes That Solved Our Shameful Front Porch

Beach house stuff is flying along, and we owe you guys a giant post (in the meantime you can see some pics on Instagram and Facebook) but we have some breaking porch news, which is that it no longer looks neglected and abandoned. Plus I got a little “creative” with the bushes so they’ll never die on me again. Show More Summary

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