Shop Small

  • I love finding off the beaten path shops around the city. And when you’re in the middle of renovations, work, and being a parent, it’s even better finding a fab shop you can peek inside from home (although, I hear the actual shop is definitely worth checking out if you’re in the area). Saturday I had the pleasure of sleeping…

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  • I am doing the best that I can not to buy anything for the house. It makes no sense since we’re moving out soon during the remodel. But it’s soooo hard. Especially when I come across stuff like all these pretty things from the General Store. I’m a sucker in the spring – forever adding lighter colored things to make…

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  • We all embrace motherhood in different ways. This is how my motherhood journey began . . .  I was not one to embrace pregnancy like it was the most fabulous thing on earth. To be truthful, I saw it as a means to an end. It’s kind of hard to explain, but I wasn’t very emotional about the whole thing (I…

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  • I woke up this morning, sent a few emails, worked on a mockup for a client, did a drive by at Steam to pick up coffee and headed out to search rows and rows of slabs for our kitchen countertops. One person’s dream is another person’s nightmare. This is my dream. After a year of curating the kitchen pinterest board,…

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  • I gravitate towards finishes that have texture over pattern. When it comes to tile, I’m an “irregularity” lover. I think it creates interest and character without becoming busy. Simple is my jam.  I do love a good layering of pattern, but when it comes to permanent finishes in the house, I err on the side of getting a lil’ mo fancy with…

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  • As we refine the design of the remodel with our architect, I’m guided by my love of simplicity. There is a “Great Purge” happening in the Bachman household these days. As packages arrive for the holidays, I fill the shipping boxes with stuff and send it off to the donations centers! There is something so liberating about getting rid of…

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  • Let’s talk pajamas. I love cute, but I will sacrifice that in a heartbeat for comfort. I have never found a combo of both. And here comes the TMI, the guy I sleep with is a FURNACE. Every time I find a pretty pair of pjs they’re either cute and hot or cute (on the model) and bulky. Enter Maison…

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  • A few weeks ago I decided I absolutely did not want to clog our calendar with holiday parties, and I didn’t feel like hosting one either (we’re having family here for Christmas, that is all the chaos I need). I love a good holiday soirée, but we really wanted to experience Christmas through Isla’s eyes this year, and do all the fun things…

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  • We have big plans for creating the simplest kitchen. On a daily basis, I want to give our architect a big kiss for actually hearing me when I say I DO NOT WANT ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES. Explaining that I want something sophisticated, not contemporary, clean, but not cold, and warm, without floor to ceiling dark wood made me…

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  • ‘Tis the season to shop, shop, shop! And if you’ve finally come out of the election fog (I’m still a touch fragile) you know this weekend is Shop Small Saturday. Beyond local shops having the best stuff, you’re guaranteed to gift things that no one else will find. I would totally rather get one cool gift than a bunch of…

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