How To Incorporate Bathroom Storage Without a Vanity

Let’s talk about bathroom storage when a vanity is not an option. For many reasons, a vanity isn’t for everyone or for every bathroom. You may love the classic look of a wall-mount or pedestal sink. You may be trying to cut costs, or you may simply not have the space. You may also have unusual hurdles like a wall vent directly under the sink as in the case in our guest bathroom that we’ve yet to tackle. Whatever the reason, nixing a bathroom vanity doesn’t leave you without storage options. As we’ve outlined in past posts, we went round

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Baked Oatmeal: Two Fall Flavors

Admittedly, if I could I would eat apple crisp for breakfast every morning in the fall. Admittedly, if I could I would eat chocolate for breakfast all other days of the year. However, as tasty as they may be, those would not be the healthiest breakfasts of choice, and I’m pretty sure eating dessert for breakfast is only acceptable in the few days after Thanksgiving. Anybody else do that? While these beloved treats aren’t the best choice on a daily basis, that doesn’t mean they can’t inspire more suitable breakfast optoins. Baked oatmeal is one of my favorite go-to breakfast

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Happy Friday!

As an introvert, I truly relate to this.   Speaking of introversion, I delved more into being an introvert, particularly as it relates to travel, in this Instagram post this week.   If only I could spend all my time in a large city and then come home to this.   Have any of you watched this show? We just finished Downton Abbey for the second time and are thinking of diving in.   Amber and I read this book before our trip to Cambodia a few years ago, and the devastating story (coming out as a movie on Netflix

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Fall Essentials

  One of my favorite things about living in Tennessee is that you truly get to experience every season. There’s something about the change of seasons that gives the feeling of the chance to start fresh. There are so many things to look forward to in each season, and fall is no exception. While I’m always sad to see summer go, I grow more and more fond of fall every year. We’re fortunate here to have a long, beautiful fall full of natural beauty and fun activities to look forward to. Today, we’re sharing some of our favorite fall essentials

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Shopping To Go: 10 Black and White Drawings

If you are like us, we often spend hours hunting for the right piece for our home, whether art, furniture, or other accessories. Truthfully, the times where we know exactly what we want but can’t seem to find it anywhere can be incredibly frustrating, which pushed us to create this new series where we do all the shopping for you. All you have to do is add it to the cart and checkout. We have been searching high and low for the perfect black and white drawing to add to our guest bedroom. If any of you are on the

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Happy Friday!

How’s your week been? Ours has felt pretty long despite Monday being a holiday. If only every weekend was a three day weekend. Since that is not the case, we plan to make the most our two days relaxing, catching up on tasks around the house, and planning for an upcoming trip. What are your plans?   We read this post about dot journaling this week and were intrigued, and then we saw this post the next day. It must be a sign that we should start! Have you tried it?   Did you see that Everlane released their first

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Our Bathroom Transformation

Last week, we shared some glimpses of our master bathroom pre-rennovation and the inspiration that influenced our design decisions for the space. Today we’re walking you through the whole transformation process from start to finish. As a reminder, this is what the space looked like when we purchased the home. It could have been worse, yes, but it could have also been much better. In many ways, we were relieved that it looked as it did. It wasn’t newly updated, which meant we didn’t feel guilty for wanting to make changes and put our own stamp on it. It also

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Happy Friday!

Can you believe September is already here? The transition to this month is always one of the biggest markers to me that fall is near. Bring on fresh apples and button-down shirts!   Speaking of apples, I never thought I was a fan of overnight oats, but I was recently converted. Apple cinnamon is one of my favorite combinations. Have you tried overnight oats?   Every year I say I’m going to start making my own bread, but I never get around to it. I went to a bread baking class this past week, and left feeling a renewed commitment

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A Visit to the HGTV Urban Oasis

This week, I had the pleasure of visiting the HGTV Urban Oasis right here in Knoxville! When we received the invitation, we were excited to take a peak for several reasons. First, who doesn’t want to see one of those lovely HGTV spaces in real life, especially in your own town? Second and most exciting for us, before we bought our home we were set on a craftsman style home in the exact neighborhood where this craftsman style Urban Oasis is situated. While we obviously love our Tudor and neighborhood, the prospect of seeing what we’d envisioned for so long

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Our Master Bathroom Design Inspiration

Upon buying our home, The Happy Tudor, the master bathroom stuck out as an obvious renovation project. Some of you may recall the before photos from this post, but here they are again in case you missed it. Before I delve into our inspiration for what we wanted in the bathroom, let’s chat about the things we did not want in the bathroom. We did not want purple walls. We did not want a magenta toilet or sink. We did not want to have a shower only because we both love baths. Lastly, we did not want popcorn ceilings. Now,

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