Before & After: Turning Our Concrete Patio into a Relaxing Backyard Retreat

Before and after makeover reveal: our backyard concrete pad refresh on a budget with @bhglivebetter @walmart with stylish and affordable outdoor furniture, decor, lighting, planters and more. Shop the post & learn more on jojotastic.com #BHGlivebetter #walmart #betterhomesandgardens #AD
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I’m not gonna lie… our outdoor spaces have sort of been the lowest priority since we moved to the cabin. Mostly because it’s still not quiiiite spring here yet! In fact, the day after I took these photos, it snowed! So when Better Homes & Gardens exclusively at Walmart challenged me to refresh an outdoor space, I was really worried. The weather is so unpredictable out here, plus I hadn’t even begun to wrap my mind around what I wanted to do on our concrete patio. You’ll see the before photo and totally understand… but thankfully, there are SO MANY amazing options for outdoor decor, furniture, planters, lighting, and even plants that they basically did my job for me. I am beyond thrilled with how easy and affordable it was to transform this boring concrete patio into the perfect relaxing retreat — especially since it’s right outside of our main bedroom suite!

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What We’ve Learned After 6 Months of Cabin Life

Thinking about ditching city life and moving to the country? Get a REAL, unfiltered perspective from our first 6 months of cabin life including making friends, meeting people, connectivity issues, and more!

Well, we’ve made it. Today is the official 6 month marker of the very first day we moved into our cabin. The first day of walking into a filthy, neglected cabin… and then working nearly every day to clean it and reshape it into a home we love. The time has both flown by and crawled by, depending on the day and whatever malarkey happened that day. But in looking back on the past 6 months, there are a few themes I’ve noticed. So if you’ve been curious about what it’s like to leave city life and move to the mountains, definitely keep reading. We’ve learned a TON — and continue to learn.

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Our Cabin Bedroom Suite Renovation: Flooring & Bathroom Plans (Part 3)

Cabin bedroom makeover and main bedroom suite renovation in our PNW cabin, paint is Current Mood by Clare Paint

WOW I was not expecting so many people to be interested in last week’s progress check in about our cabin bedroom suite project! I am truly so honored that you want to know all about this project, even the ugly stuff. So today I wanted to share another update + my design plans for our bathroom. Keep in mind that this bathroom is basically our temporary solution until we can fully renovate it.

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Our Cabin Bedroom Suite Renovation: Progress Check In (Part 2)

Cabin bedroom makeover and main bedroom suite renovation in our PNW cabin, paint is Current Mood by Clare Paint

One of my goals this year is to share more of the behind-the-scenes updates about our renovation projects. To me, it feels like these renovations happen overnight, but that’s really not the case. Especially with our cabin! So here’s a real quick update about what we’ve accomplished in our cabin’s main bedroom suite renovation. Let me know what you think!

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4 Unexpected Ways I Decorate with Vintage

A Few Ways to Incorporate Vintage Decor Into Your Home. Styling vintage decor like canisters, books, artwork, dishes, and more. Using vintage decor as functional storage.

Vintage shopping is truly one of my favorite pastimes. To me, nothing beats the thrill of the hunt and the unexpected joy of discovering something truly amazing (and for a great price while also finding new life in an existing object instead of buying something new). I’ve heard from a few of my Instagram followers recently that they struggle to know how to decorate with vintage decor pieces they source. And trust me, I get it. There have definitely been times when I feel like I’ve found the score of the century… and then I get it home and am like UH WUT NOW. But I’m here to tell you that even if you are in that exact situation right this minute, you shouldn’t lose the joy you have for that item… instead, try any of these ideas to incorporate vintage style into your home.

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Why I Chose an Indoor/Outdoor Rug for Our Dining Room

Why You Should Get an Indoor/Outdoor Rug for Your Dining Room, full review of Dash & Albert rugs from Annie Selke for durability, high foot traffic, pets and children #gifted
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Did you know I used to design rugs for a living?? Yup! Because of that, I feel like more of a rug expert than, say, your typical lifestyle blogger. After 5+ years of designing rugs, I know the ins and outs of what goes into making rugs, why they cost what they do, etc. But I digress… because I’m here today to share my deeeeeep love of Dash & Albert rugs from Annie Selke, especially the indoor/outdoor ones. They are just so wonderful and I highly encourage you to consider using one in your dining room! Yup, an outdoor rug inside… here’s why:

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How I Styled Our Built-Ins

Tour Our Built-Ins & Learn How to Style Built-In Shelving. Styling and decor tips from a pro, how to style a shelves and curate books and vintage decor. Green built in bookshelves

To me, there is nothing more fun than styling open shelving and built-ins. There is definitely an art form to it, which I talked about a lot in this post from the archives. But now in the cabin, we have a totally different styling to tackle: the built-in shelving in our living room! It’s like a #shelfie but a bigger scale. As soon as we painted it green, I knew it would be the ultimate canvas for me to play with. So today I wanted to have you a cubby-by-cubby tour of it and why I chose the objects that are on display.

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